I’m Suzy! Thanks for coming to check out my blog – I really hope you like what you see! You’ll soon find out all about me and my life through my posts, but this is the section to start with if you want to know me a little bit better and find out more about Budget Travel Bugs….
So, I’m 23 years old and I’m originally from the north east of England, near Newcastle, but I now live in Leeds with my boyfriend Tom where I work as a marketing executive.
I first came to Leeds in 2013 to attend university and I fell in love it straight away. I did a year-long digital marketing placement at L’Oréal in London as part of my degree, and briefly lived in Harrogate post-graduation, but besides that, I’ve been inseparable from the place!
Beyond The Basics
I would describe myself as quite a quirky person, in terms of my style (anything red is a winner), sense of humour and general being! I definitely have a nerdy side and love anything superhero or Harry Potter related… I’m also a big EastEnders fan (#sorrynotsorry). I go to the gym which I do like, but I love food waaay more as anyone who knows me will tell you – especially my Mam (Yes, I’m northern so I say Mam, not Mum).
My family and friends are really important to me; I’m an only child, but I have a HUGE family so I never felt alone! I met my best friend, Lucy, when we moved into the same halls first year at university and we’ve been stuck with each other since then.
I moved in with Tom just before Christmas 2017 – we’d only been together for 4 months at the time so it was a bit of a whirlwind but when you know, you know and we couldn’t be happier. He works in music and is an aspiring hip-hop producer – as a result I’ve gone from being obsessed with guitar bands to being in love with people like Post Malone and Drake. If you’d have known me in my emo days you’d understand the extent of that turnaround. Tom is my partner and my best friend and he’s always with me on my travel adventures so he’ll have a big part to play on my blog!
I decided to start this blog because I’ve always enjoyed writing and travelling so I thought why not combine the two?! Yes, I have the standard 9 to 5 job, but I also want something outside of that where I can try and do different things, so here I am!
My inspiration for this blog basically came from the turmoil of stepping out from student life into adulthood and realising I have less money now than I did then. Great. I love my life and I love doing loads of cool things (I mean, who doesn’t?!), and I don’t like to let money prevent me from doing what I want to.
Me and Tom both have the same attitude – we want to experience as much as we can – but that can be tricky when you’re still young and don’t have the degree of money required. The thing is, sure, we can’t rent a 5* penthouse overlooking the New York skyline, but we still do great things and have amazing experiences without it costing us the earth. I think they call that a win-win situation, and I want to show you that you can do the same!
What To Expect
In this blog I’ll be writing about all sorts; from places we’ve visited, to pre-trip preparation, to great budget items I’ve come across on our travels. What makes this blog different is the fact I’m not going to be writing about trips that are unattainable – I can’t afford to backpack around Asia, or tour America – I’ll be writing about things that you can hopefully relate to and that you can do too! I won’t have pictures of white beaches, but the aim is to keep this blog down-to-earth, but as varied as possible, and of course I’ll put my own quirky spin on things which will hopefully make you keep coming back!
Thank you for reading up on me – hopefully I’ve enticed you in and not scared you off! Besides this blog, you can also find me on Facebook and Instagram and see what I’m up to. I can’t wait for you to join me on my blogging journey 😊