About Page Traveller

Hi there, I’m Amy and Page Traveller is a blog about travel and books, words and worlds, plus my experiences living overseas as an expat and later, as a digital nomad.

My Story

Hong Kong skyline lit up at night

I’m a Brit, born and bred, and up until I was 21 I was quite the homebird. My days were spent snuggling up with a good book in a cafe and studying English Literature at university with travel far from my mind.

However, I graduated in 2011 into The Great Recession. I couldn’t get a job – any job – not even an unpaid internship, work experience or a part-time job at McDonalds (yes, I actually applied and got rejected). I was flicking through job websites when, in a stroke of genius, I ticked the box that said:

Europe and Rest of World

Waterfall in Ubud Bali Indonesia

And the rest, they say, is history. I got onto a graduate scheme in Hong Kong, started teaching English as a foreign language and later moved into journalism and marketing, all while living overseas. To say it opened my mind to world is an understatement. I haven’t looked back since.

I’m still that girl curled up in a comfy chair, nose between the pages of a good book, but now the cafes I frequent are in Amsterdam, or Mexico City, or Luang Prabang.

I started this blog in January 2016 with a post called Why Now with the intention of keeping friends and family up to date with my adventures. But, then I began to realise that there were a lot more people like me out there who shared my experiences wanted advice on travel in Asia, living overseas and all kinds of other things.

So, if you’re an expat, a digital nomad, a budget traveller or just someone who enjoys a good book, then this is the blog for you.

A Blog About Books and Travel

If I could sum up the content on Page Traveller in one sentence, I’d say it’s about these three things:

1. Living Overseas

I’m a huge advocate for slow travel. I lived in Hong Kong for five years, Italy for one and I’m currently working remotely in Mexico. I’ve been an expat and a digital nomad, and I also know what it’s like to return to your home country after being away for so long and get hit with reverse culture shock!

Here are my most popular posts about living abroad:

 

hong kong swan song - living abroad as an expat in Asia how many countries are there in the world moving back home and reverse culture shock

2. Budget and Solo Travel

I’m a firm believer that everyone should travel alone at least once in their lifetime. I’ve backpacked solo on a shoestring budget around Southeast Asia, I’ve taken multiple international trips by myself and I’m currently travelling around Mexico alone, on a freelancer’s wage (i.e. next to nothing).

And so, I wanted to share my tips on making travel affordable, especially to those who want to take the plunge and travel solo.

Here are some helpful posts for budget and solo travellers:

 

two months in southeast asia backpacking - itinerary, budget and travel tips what are beg-packers Guide to Bali on a Shoestring Budget: Itinerary and Travel Tips

3. Books

I’m an explorer of both real and fictional worlds. I love reading about a place before and during a trip, I love finding the best bookshops and cosy cafes to read in and I love literary-themed travel. I’m also working on my own book, I’m a NaNoWriMo participant and I even write a bit of poetry

Here are a few posts to get you started on the topics of books and travel:

 

The Best Mexico City Bookstores for Books in English the best quotes from Wild by Cheryl Strayed More than 50,000 Words: How I Won NaNoWriMo While Travelling in Southeast Asia

Testimonials

But don’t just take my word for it! Here are what other people have to say about Page Traveller:

Testimonial 1 for Page Traveller: Help for Myanmar Planning Testimonial 2 for Page Traveller: Recommendations for Hong Kong Testimonial 3 for Page Traveller: Finding Bookstores in Mexico City Testimonial 4 for Page Traveller: I'm Famous!

(Ok, I’ll admit that last one was just for my ego!)

Let’s Keep in Touch

Red tori gates in Kyoto JapanIf there’s one thing I love about travelling, it’s meeting people from all over the world, hearing their stories and exchanging anecdotes.

So, if you enjoy giving and receiving travel tips or book recommendations, then please look me up on these platforms:

Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Pinterest

And if you have any additional comments about the kind of content you’d like to see on this blog, don’t hesitate to let me know!

 

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