Hello, I’m Claire — a former vintage shop owner from the UK, currently residing in the charming city of Amsterdam.

After moving to Madrid in 2014 to escape the horrendous British weather, I fell for a Dutch guy and ended up moving back to the grey skies of Northern Europe (sad story right?). By day, I earn my pennies working as a digital content specialist, and by night (or mainly at weekends) I can often be found cycling around the cobbled streets of Amsterdam, eating far too much and, of course, writing this blog. I also write on a freelance basis and have written for travel publications including Lonely Planet. I like to travel as often as possible (don’t we all) and aim to visit somewhere new once a month, be it close to home or further afield. This site is a curated mishmash of travel tips, photo diaries, food related musings, tales of expat life and everything in between.

Things that make my heart beat faster: cycling, hiking, mountains, hidden gems, coffee, retro furnishings, good food & plenty of sunshine.