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“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us”

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Whoever it was who spoke these words really hit the nail on the head. We’ve all felt the itch of wanderlust, that strong desire to travel and disappear into the sunset; not to run away from life (well, maybe sometimes) but to enrich our lives through new experiences and meeting different people from other walks of life. These are the elements that help us to grow.

“To travel is not only to discover new places, but to discover ourselves”

Lisa Grimm (That’s me!) 

If you enjoy the excitement of travel and love to indulge in culinary delights along the way as much as I do, then follow me on some epic adventures and meet some cool people along the way! Being a chef I am always about the food so I will share with you some fun and easy recipes inspired by my travels, hoping to develop my food styling and photography skills along the way 😉

For the past 5 years I have been working in the infamous yachting industry as a chef, cruising all over the Med and Caribbean – and no, it’s not like a cruise ship! An industry where you work hard to play hard, it certainly takes you places (if you’re not stuck in the galley that is, at least you get to see a lot through your porthole!). You definitely develop a taste for travel and get itchy feet, but it’s also necessary to ground yourself a little from time to time as being on the go 25/8 is demanding on the soul. Needless to say I am taking some time out for a bit and hope to connect with you and share some experiences and my passion for food and discovery, cooking and feasting along the way.

I’ve never fallen into the whole 9-5 routine (well, maybe briefly when I worked in telesales on my gap year, but does that even count?) Since the age of 15 I’ve been working in the hospitality industry, from front of house to the kitchen and then into the galley (a kitchen on a boat), and I’ve always been traveling in between. I have no mortgage, kids, pets (unfortunately), credit card debt (fortunately) – shit I don’t even have a credit card! I try and keep my life simple and instead fill it with awesome experiences and new adventures. But living that nomadic lifestyle definitely comes with it’s uncertainties and insecurities, particularly when it comes to looking into the future. No i don’t have a “5 Year Plan”. But I’m grateful to be where I am and for the opportunities I’ve been given throughout my life, as well as the ones I have created for myself. I chose this lifestyle and have made it what it is so far and am gonna hustle the hell out of this world to make it even better!

In between freelance work, I will be building up this blog site as a fun travel guide, including topics on health and wellness, inspirations, blog tips and how-to’s. I’m learning so much as I go and I have to be honest, most of the time it’s extremely overwhelming! But this whole new world of travel blogging is opening up more and more each day. I’m really passionate about creating that laptop-lifestyle – you know, the one that’s oh-so Instagram fabulous where you live on a beach and do epic shit all day! I hope to inspire you with my wanderings and experiences as much as I have been inspired by others who are living their dream. It’s a lot to take in but if I can do this – so can you! Stick with me and I’ll show you how it’s done…

Ok, I think that’s enough rambling on for now – blabbermouth! You will learn more about me along the way – let’s go!

If you like my posts please follow and share, feel free to get in touch. Likewise if you have any feedback and constructive criticism – I’m all ears!

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