how did we get here?

Despite being a relatively productive quarantine-r, I have spent more time than I care to admit browsing AirBnB for all the places I need to visit once the Coronavirus pandemic becomes less of, well, a pandemic.

I decided to start the gbgoesplaces blog for this reason.  I had just found my travel bug when Covid-19 began to hit the UK and I had to return to England from Vietnam, I went from having the happiest time of my life in South East Asia with the 30 degree sun shining down on me, to having to move back in with mum and dad in soggy Somerset.  At the ripe old age of 24, this is, of course, not ideal.  And let’s just say the transition period was one of substantial difficulty.

Don’t get me wrong, I moved into a luxurious life in a lovely house in the countryside; big garden, three dogs, every home comfort I could possibly wish for.  I was just left with an overwhelming sense of emptiness, as if I had found something and then immediately lost it again.  I felt like my whole adult life had been forcibly left behind.

This was not aided by my partner, whom I was living with overseas, having to move back to his hometown also, only his hometown is located on the beautiful island of Sardinia in Italy, which is very far away from me.

But this is not a love story about to a boy, it is a love story about a country (or several).

Now I am living like a child again, meals are cooked for me and I am definitely told off for eating too much before them.  I have adapted to this new way of inside living and I am even beginning to – dare I say it – enjoy the time I have to really focus on myself, where I want to go and what I want to do.

My degree is in fashion knitwear (yes a degree for knitting, yes I know), I have studied fashion, art and photography for years as well as English literature and English language, yet somehow it has never occurred to me to start a blog – the best possible creative outlet for someone who enjoys creating content as much as I do – until now!

I will write about my experiences of travelling from earlier in the year, accompanied by some probably very unprofessional photos, with the hope that in the near future I will be able to write about future adventures from places I have not yet explored (and hopefully my photography efforts will improve)!  In the meantime, I will drop in with some off brand articles about quarantine life and how I have been making money from the comfort of my own isolation.

I hope you enjoy this blog, and if you love the content or want to see more of something please follow @gbgoesplaces on Insta or drop me a message at

Speak soon GB

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