Hi, I'm Ella!
I thrive in pushing myself out of my comfort zone and exploring the unexplored.
My yearning for unique experiences has led me to some interesting adventures from cooking authentic dishes with locals in Senegal to sleeping under the stars on an uninhabited island in the middle of the Zambezi river in Zambia.
I find I'm most alive when travelling off the beaten track, engaging with local communities and getting to know the true heart of the country, away from the touristic areas.-
Did you Know I Make Films Too?
As well as documenting my travels through written work on my blog, I also make documentary-style vlogs of all my trips. You can find all my film work on my Youtube channel.
Recent Blog Posts
Haunted Old Village of Lawers: A Complete Visitor’s Guide
Located in Perthshire, Scotland on the shores of Loch Tay, the ‘haunted’ old village of Lawers dates back to mediaeval times. Once the most important village in the area and home to the Lady of Lawers, it now lies in ruins, providing a rare glimpse back in time. The abandoned village of Lawers is located… Read More
Thursday, 23 February 2023
The Fortingall Yew: A Complete Visitor’s Guide
Nestled in the heart of Perthshire, Scotland is what could well be the oldest tree in Europe. The Fortingall Yew is a tree that has stood the test of time, weathering centuries and witnessing history unfold before it. Its ancient roots run deep, grounding it in the earth and connecting it to the past. The… Read More
Wednesday, 22 February 2023
Castle Menzies (Weem): A Complete Room By Room Tour
Nestled amidst the rolling hills of Perthshire, Castle Menzies (pronounced ‘Mingiss’) stands tall and proud. It’s an exemplary example of a Scottish Z-shaped castle. As you walk through the castle grounds you are transported to a different time, where chivalry and honour reigned, and tales of valour were etched in stone. I took the opportunity… Read More
Saturday, 28 January 2023
Chee Dale Stepping Stones Walk (Quickest): A Complete Guide
Chee Dale Stepping Stones are the most impressive of all the Peak District stepping stones. They are also less well known than Dovedale Stepping Stones making them much easier to visit without the crowds. The Chee Dale Stepping Stones walk is the ideal hike if you’re searching for an exciting and original way to experience… Read More
Wednesday, 25 January 2023
Pitlochry Dam & Fish Ladder: Visitors Guide & History
Perched upon the River Tummel is Pitlochry Dam, part of the Tummel Valley’s hydro scheme which is made up of 9 power stations and 4 major dams. The Tummel Valley was one of the first regions in Scotland to be developed for hydroelectric power in the 1930s and today produces renewable energy for the area.… Read More
Thursday, 24 November 2022
Where I've Been
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