So you want to know more about the person behind Travelangelista?

I am Nicole, an eager bargain flight hunter by lunch time, budget traveller by weekend and digital marketeer by day. I didn’t always have the travel bug though! Can you believe it? No, me neither.

It all started after University, when I landed myself my first job at the Press Association. Not only did a job mean I could save pennies (I’d never been able to afford a holiday until that point anyway), but they offered press trips too! “Free holidays,” I said. “Woohooo.” Nope, a press trip is nothing like a holiday, it’s hard work.

With a travel bug coming on from all those press trips, I became eager to save money so I could choose where I travel, and do it on my own terms. Fast forward a few years, and I have become brilliant at making my purse and annual leave stretch to up to 12 trips a year.

And now I have a new platform to share my tips and tales on these travels with you!

My blogging story

I first started blogging back in 2014, taking photos on my crap phone, babbling on in a way I thought ‘I was supposed to write’ to look professional and changing my ‘theme’ on my free wordpress blog every five minutes. To be a good blogger you do not need the best laid out site, or be the best at anything apart from being yourself. In fact, many of the TOP bloggers don’t have swish websites or proof perfect writing, but engage well.

So what next?

Well, I have a fancy new website – a complete contradiction to the above. 2017 will be the year I up the quality of my content (it’s been hit and miss at points) and I want to work on the techy stuff, like SEO and UXP. I have some brilliant travels coming up to some places I haven’t seen too many blog posts about yet, so that’s exciting!

Thanks for stickin’ with me

Thank you for getting this far, please now read my blog, message or comment, add me on twitter. All those great connectors!