Lucy Dodsworth

Grown-up Backpacker

On the Luce

I’m Lucy (hence the dodgy loose/Luce pun), by day I’m a freelance editor and designer, but my real passion is travelling. After 10 years in London, I gave up the day job in 2011 to develop a more flexible lifestyle. I did the whole “give up everything and travel for years” backpacking trip in my 20s, but now with a business, house, family and friends, I’m trying to bring them all together. So I’ll be mixing travel and everyday life; taking trips as and when I can, from weekends around the UK and Europe to more far-flung exotic trips.

I’m travelling on a budget, but have done my share of dorms, two-day bus journeys and instant noodles. This is grown-up backpacking with a touch of luxury; proper beds, occasional internal flights, and a good glass of wine. Hope you can join me as I share my travel tales, tips and photos – and if I can help you plan your travels, drop me an email at or find me on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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