Hello and welcome to Europe By Bus! In this post, I’m going to introduce myself and let you know what this website is all about!
I am a freelance writer, blogger, and journalist from London. I graduated in 2014 and literally the day after I left university I started working in a call center selling bin bags. The job wasn’t bad (and it was definitely necessary for sorting out my sleeping pattern!) but I always had the idea in the back of my mind that I would save up enough, go traveling and then deal with adult life. In March 2016 I left my full-time job to go to Australia with my parents to visit family, and since then I have traveled to fifteen countries in the last year, launched a (semi) successful freelance career and had the opportunity to work and travel at the same time! Last year I had never even left the country by myself and the idea of going to New Zealand on my own for a week was terrifying, but now I can safely say that solo traveling is one of the best decisions I have ever made.
Europe By Bus
I originally started my ‘Europe By Bus’ blog in October 2016 when I embarked on my first real solo backpacking trip from London to Sofia, Bulgaria. You can find my original blog here.
I knew I wanted to keep a travel blog during my trip, and I knew I wanted to make something which wasn’t just the generic 20 something backpacking diary. I’ve always loved buses (whilst other people may find the concept of travelling on a bus for 8+ hours horrific I genuinely enjoy it!) and whilst I’m not afraid of flying I don’t exactly relish it either, so I decided to see if I could get from one side of Europe to the other without catching a single plane. Travelling Europe by bus and train is pretty easy as most of the countries are in the same land mass, it’s mostly pretty cheap to get from country to country, and you get to see far more than you’d see on the plane.
This blog will show you that you don’t need to get a plane to travel. If the thought of planes fills you with dread, it doesn’t mean you have to miss out. This blog is also about budget travel, freelancing whilst traveling, traveling as a solo female, staying in hostels, Europe, Eastern Europe, and the wider world. In addition to my Europe By Bus adventures, you can also find details of my plane trips and tips, stories and advice for Mexico, New Zealand, Australia etc.
Thank’s for reading, and please feel free to get in touch!