Hi there, thank you for visiting Starry-Eyed Travels – I’m so pleased you’re here! I’m Katy, a 20-something Brit with a serious case of wanderlust. At 18, an age when most people choose party destinations and beach resorts for their first ‘grown up’ holiday, I dragged one of my closest friends off to Marrakech. It was there, in the suffocating heat of the chaotic streets and maze-like souks, that I fell in love with travel.
Since then, I’ve lived in France, studied in Spain, danced in Argentina, stargazed in Chile and taught in Peru. I’ve fallen in love with far too many places, but you’ll find them all on the site somewhere. I’m currently living a nomadic lifestyle, flitting between countries in Western Europe.
I’m a freelance writer, working for various online magazines, blogs and websites, and I am the UK Editor of the Travel Belles, which for a long time has been one of my favourite travel websites, so I’m delighted to now be a partner.
I’m a photographer, much to the annoyance of my friends whenever we go anywhere. I pin and instagram my iphone snaps as much as the next social media aficionado, but I love my Canon DSLR best of all, particularly when I can spend time trying out different exposure and aperture settings. I have become obsessed with food and portrait photography, which is in turn improving my travel photos.
I’m multilingual, having studied French, Spanish and Portuguese at university. I now tutor those languages in my spare time and watch as many Spanish and French films as I can to try and keep my own skills sharp.
When not travelling, I spend a lot of my free time baking and I blog about my kitchen adventures at Happy Baking Days.
Please take a look at the creative content and travel planning services I can offer, and get in touch if there’s anything I can do for you.
In the meantime, I hope you enjoy browsing the site. I’d love to hear from you, whether you have a comment, suggestion or just want to say hi, so please drop me a line.