Who Is Behind Leabellablogs.com ?
Hello, Hi, Ola!
Welcome to Lea Bella Blogs, a website and blog that will (hopefully) show you my personal perspectives on how to travel whilst working a full time job.
The main reason for starting to write this blog was out of frustration. Let me explain.
Growing up, I was what is know as a Pad Brat. An Army Kid. My parents were in the forces and consequently we travelled a lot. I lived in Germany for six years and being exposed to an alternative way of life was what sparked my curiosity about the world. We were also very lucky to be able to travel a lot for leisure too and my first holiday took place when I was six months old - not that I can remember it! My frustration as an adult comes from knowing that there's a big wide world out there, and, as a sufferer of FOMO (Fear of Missing Out), I do not want to miss out on amazing experiences that can be had in this world. Believe me, if I could I would go full nomad and travel the world for as long as I could!
But. As myself and my husband both work full time in our 'real' life, we have to find ways of being able to utilise our finances and holiday allowances to make the most of our adventures, and that is where this blog fits in. As well as advising my audience on how to see European cities in 24 hours on a budget and how to make the most of 5* Luxury for 3* prices, I use this blog as a reminder to myself to practise what I preach. I am no hypocrite.
So, who is the author of this blog? That'll be me. Vikki Lea. 29 years young and a proud wife and dog-mum. Currently residing in the UK but would love to give the expat life a go one day.
When I am not working in my day job, I spend nearly all my time finding ways to make myself and my husband happy. After 8 years together we have recently figured out that we get a big chunk of our happiness from travelling / holiday-ing / city-hopping. So that's what we do.
Since this blog baby was born in December 2018, we have visited the following places together:
-San Blas, Tenerife
-Riviera Maya, Mexico
But we have had many holidays before the birth of this blog including our beloved Maldives.
We don't life a lavish life, that's not what we are about. When we are at home we enjoy the simple life and live below our means.
If you enjoy my blog posts or find something on leabellablogs.com that is helpful to you, I would love it if you could let me know on twitter or Instagram! You can follow me on social media by clicking the icons below. I also have a YouTube channel where I share my travel videos too!
Until next time, stay safe.
- Lea Bella x