So it’s officially been two whole years since my last blog post, two years!? Firstly, how has time gone by at lightning speed? Secondly, I deserve a slap on the wrist for abandoning this blog.
I guess, this is “welcome to my little life, part 2” then…
My name is Crystal and I’m a lover of all things travel, just like much of lovely people of this world. For me, it’s what keeps me going, what motivates me to work hard in life and what makes me feel most alive. I’m a tiny tot that just wants to see as much of this earth as possible!
I started this blog two years ago with a passion and excitement to share my world travels so far and all the beautiful cultures, scenes and people I had come across, and two years later, not a whole lot has changed. I’m still obsessed with travelling, food and lifestyle, so much so that I am now the deputy editor of a travel magazine, but we’ll come to that a little later on!
In the last two years, I have had the great fortune of travelling to over 15 beautiful countries and I have also launched an Instagram page dedicated to my travels – I cannot wait to share my memories and travel tips on this blog!
My Travel Instagram Page! https://www.instagram.com/keikeitravels/
I can still confidently say that I am very much obsessed with travelling, food and lifestyle, so much so that I am now the deputy editor of a travel magazine, but we’ll come to that a little later on!
I started my career in journalism as soon as I finished my degree (in Broadcast media and journalism) in 2013. I have always had a love for writing, reading and researching and I have always found myself to be a creative person, so going down the route of media seemed like the perfect fit for me.
When I last wrote on this blog, I was working for one of the UK’s biggest national papers as a video editor – another passion of mine, video editing. I soon found that working full time purely as a video editor wasn’t for me, perhaps it’s because I love editing in my spare time and using it as a release and hobby, when it became a full-time job, it lost its appeal and fun and in turn made me feel like I had lost a small part of myself and creativity. It took me a little while to realise that it was ok to not want to do one of my hobbies as a job. The “do what you love” statement doesn’t always work for everyone…
Up next, I went onto work as a news reporter for one of the UK’s biggest news and press agencies, with big clients worldwide such as Nat Geo, Conde Nast, Daily Mail, Daily Mirror, The Guardian, New York Post, TIME and the Telegraph, just to name a few. This job allowed me to write about every topic under the sun, from hard hitting news to inspiring real-life features and insightful wildlife pieces, all of which featured in the above publications and more. The job was fantastic, it allowed me the opportunity to research, dive deep into stories and make them my own before selling them onto some of the world’s best titles read by hundreds of thousands.
Unfortunately with travel still on my mind, when I was given the opportunity to become deputy editor of a large travel magazine based in London, I couldn’t turn it down. So a few months into my new job, I am now writing about all things travel on a daily basis and I couldn’t think of a better time to bring this blog back to life.
Creativity is something that is inside all of us, we choose how we wish to release it, and every single person is different – that’s what makes the world such a special place.
I choose to release my creativity through writing, video editing and of course, jotting down and capturing all of my globe trotting experiences as I go.
I hope that you’ll join me in my journey of capturing some of my best around the world moments and I hope that I can provide you with a few handy tips, recommendations and inspiration for your future trips and worldwide foodie adventures, along with a few helpful bits of advice for any of my fellow media and journalism friends.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me privately on email@example.com for any travel recommendations and tips or journalism/ media career advice. I’m always happy to help and to meet a new friend or two along the way!