Hi, I’m Alicia founder of Alicia Overseas a travel blog that provides honest travel tips from my own first-hand experience around the globe. It’s also where I come to vent about my life as a Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse otherwise known as NICU. Travel is my escapism from all things hectic in my life. It’s always been my way of escaping into another land. I have no idea where I got it from because I’m the first in my family to ever live out of Yorkshire in the UK!
I founded this blog to provide travel tips and help other nurses live our their dreams of travelling the globe. There’s a misconception with nursing that once you qualify your life is over. Working every weekend, long night shifts, endless bankruptcy and spending every Christmas with your colleagues is what awaits. Well, that my friend is complete CR*P!
So far I’ve been a travel nurse in three countries, the UK, Australia and New Zealand and I’m making my way around the world with my career firmly in tow! I’m inspiring other nurses to drop the ‘I can’t travel now I’ve got a real job’ act and get out there into the world!
And if you’re not a nurse then I salute you 😉 but there’s still a place for you here at Alicia Overseas thanks to my raging wanderlust, I’ve got endless amounts of travel tips and destination guides for you too!
I do run this blog as a solo warrior but I’m dragging my partner David around the world with me too. So, if you hear me referring to ‘we’ or ‘us’ then you know I’m not completely crackers just yet!
My blogging journey, I actually have no idea where to start with this one but I feel like I’ve been on a rollercoaster already! I started this blog back in June 2018 with the idea to update my family and friends on our journey. I also thought it would be cool to share some of my travel tips. When I first started I had no idea that people actually made a living out of blogging and used their love for travel to create more of a business!
The thought created a surge of excitement as I thought, why can’t that be me? But I had no idea what work blogging professionally actually meant! The amount of learning involved, networking, basically building an empire up from scratch is hard work! So I ummed and ahhed for a while deciding what I really wanted to blog about, changed my mind and theme about one million times, knew nothing about SEO and had no sense of branding what so ever!
It’s only since January 2019 that I’ve started taking the steps to invest in myself and my blog! I love this little space that I’ve created to let my creativity thrive and share my travel journey. I’ve got big plans for this little blog and can’t wait to see where my blogging journey takes me. I’ve still got a long way to go but I’m learning from other bloggers, learning SEO and all the tips and tricks to kickstart my blogging career. So, if you know any resources that would be useful then please let me know in the comments or send me an email!
As a newbie to the travel world, I want to make life easier for everyone who is just getting started in the online world. Therefore I’m going to be creating travel guides for newbie travellers based on places I’ve been! You’ll find plenty of tips on Things To Do and Free Travel Tips for the destinations I’ve visited too!
I just want to say how grateful I am for your support and hope you continue following me along on my journey around the world!
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