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Away for a Spell ✨ !

 
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The place for free-spirit travellers and creatives!

You are a free-spirit traveler and creative when you believe travel allows you to live your best life. Exploring, learning more about the world, expanding your repertoire of must-eat food, and meeting different people than you would at home light your soul on fire. You go where your heart calls you to go, whether alone or with others. This is why the logo for this brand and site is an airplane with a dreamcatcher behind it.

Walking around a new place with a camera in hand and creating amazing compositions is fun for you. Sharing on Instagram and maybe in a blog post allows your creativity to shine through. You are in good company, :) Welcome to Away for a Spell!

Settle into this blog site by reading about my carry-on packing tips and grab yourself a free downloadable packing list 👉🏻 here 👈🏻. Browse the destinations I have been to in 2018 and learn about their uniqueness so that you can go there too. Interested in the digital nomad lifestyle? Read about what I have experienced so far in blog posts > travel essentials & lifestyle. Want to know which travel and creative influencers to follow? Read my posts here.

Cheers!

Kathleen

Learn about the Gal behind the site

About me

At my desk at home!

At my desk at home!

Ever since I was ten years old and went on my first big trip to the Caribbean, I have been hooked on travel. When I picked up my first manual black and white camera when I was in high school, I realized that photography was a captivating art that I would never let go.

I would always be the one, whether on family trips or with friends, taking so many photos! After every trip, I always (and continue to) want to plan the next trip.

Yet, it would take me some time before I would start a blog site and feature my photography. After living abroad in Scotland, I knew that travel and photography would be a huge part of my life. Read more about the creation of Away for a Spell on the About tab.

 
 
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Location, Location, Location

Destinations

This is why you are here - to discover more places, plan your next trip and learn about what you should see and do. Here are my favourite places I have traveled to in 2018.


 
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Greece

As soon as you see the white walls, blue doors and windows, you know that you are in Greece.

Here, all your Greek food favourites are present in their authentic glory. Baklava, lamb slouvaki, domlathes, and the basics of humus and pita bread

The best way to organize a trip to Greece is to take part in the most noble of traditions - island hopping!

Check out Santorini, Mykonos and of course Naxos!

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Morocco

Morocco is the most exotic and incomparable country I have been to so far.

There is nothing like the copper-toned sands of the Sahara Desert, the bustling medina of Fez and the noise and colour of Marakesh.

The beauty does not stop there, houses, buildings, and hotels are next level design-wise. Alway look up, because that ceiling is just as stunning as everything else!

In Morocco, African and Arab cultures come together to showcase a unique culture.

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Scotland

With all the talk of Outlander and the Outlaw King, Scotland is quickly growing its movie credentials and welcoming more tourists.

Scotland also has a super cozy vibe with its numerous pubs. Cities such as Edinburgh welcome you with cute cobble stone streets, brick row houses. Catch all the Harry Potter references and sites while you are here!

Travel further north to take in the dramatic wild landscape in the Highlands and Isle of Skye.

 

Just Hit Published and posts worth another read…

Blog Posts

Welcome to a section of the website dedicated to topics beyond where to travel. It’s about:

  • how to get ready for a long-haul flight and packing the perfect carry-on

  • reflections while on the road and travel in general because it’s pretty life-changing,

  • sources of inspiration and creativity in travel and photography,

  • digital nomad lifestyle many of us aspire to live.

 
 
One of my favourite corners at home to write.

One of my favourite corners at home to write.

 
 
 

Work with me!

Over the past year, I have researched and taken courses on blogging, social media (Instagram) and photography. I have gone on more extensive trips and thought about what people like you research and struggle with travel.

My goal is to serve as a travel resource for millennial women and offer my photography and blogging skills to tourism operators from my favourite destinations. Below is a breakdown of how my skill set will allow me to serve everyone.

 
 
From unsplah, basically me.

From unsplah, basically me.

Photography

I’m not about teaching anyone how to use a camera, but I love talking about photography! Rather, I’m focused on showing what is possible with a high degree of skill and love of being behind the camera. I currently pursue the following types of photography:

  • night photography

  • landscape & cityscape photography

  • product flat lays

  • the occasional portrait.

 
I can write anywhere!

I can write anywhere!

Blogging

I have been told that I have a unique writing style and voice. I write descriptively and to the point. This is why my writing skills are ideally matched for:

  • informative articles on for example new destinations, hotels, and activities

  • reflective pieces on for instance why people travel and what it is so captivating

  • how tos on travel related matters and lifestyle choices

 
 
Travel sparks our imagination, feeds our curiosity & reminds us how much we have in common.
— Deborah Lloyd
 
 
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