About Me




If you’re on this page, then I’m assuming you want to know more about me. Either that or you’ve gone off on a massive website tangent to procrastinate from what you’re really supposed to be doing? I would tell you to get back to work, but I’m glad you’re here!

I guess a good place to start is at the beginning with a few basics about yours truly: I’m Steph, I’m 26 years old and I’m from Lancashire in the North of England. I’m fiercely proud of my roots and it’s a big part of who I am. Your Wannabe Vagabond right here is louder than she realises, not as funny as she thinks she is, no where near as clever as she wishes she was but has more wanderlust than she knows what to do with. She also tends to slip into a third person narrative from time to time it seems.

I didn’t grow up in a family of travellers like a lot of travel bloggers; I came about the travel bug after graduating from Aston University with an Honours Degree. I caught it on my first backpacking adventure across Europe and I have been happily infected ever since. I have now been travelling on and off for 5 years and plan to do so for the rest of my life. So far I’ve visited 22 countries across 4 continents.

I’m blessed to have an amazing but small family who love and support me no matter what I do. My mum, dad and brother are my tribe! Other members include my secondary school girls who are my sisters and who have been my best friends for 10 years or more now and various other best friends who are dotted about the globe.

So where did this all begin? As a child, I never really knew what I wanted to be when I grew up. After the travel bug took hold, all I knew was that I wanted to be able to travel the world for the rest of my life. I headed back to an office job and resented my 28 holiday days a year and the lack of pursuing my passion for travel. I thought to make it happen you needed to work for a Top 100 Company and be lucky enough to go on work trips. Or ya know, strike gold/win the lottery/have a trust fund. Simple.

Once I found out that people are actually making it happen for themselves, I was baffled! Maybe I could do it too? The conventional ‘9-5, mortgage and children’ package which everyone seems to be signing up for just isn’t for me right now. My goal is to one day leave with a one way ticket to a faraway paradise and country-hop my way around the world whilst sharing my stories and inspiring like-minded wannabe vagabonds to join me. Sound good?

The Wannabe Vagabond is my small corner of the internet in which I share my adventures and my photography in the hopes to entertain and motivate others to travel more. Become infected, guys!

For more travel inspiration check out my Instagram!