About me

Welcome to my travel and lifestyle website!winter3

My name is Desiree. I’m a multimedia journalist with a master’s degree in Journalism awarded from Lincoln University, England.

Before Lincoln, I studied at Keele University for my bachelor’s degree. I was accepted on Keele’s exchange program to study for a semester at Brock University, Ont. Canada. As an exchange student I was an ambassador representing both my home university and country.

Travel has always been a part of my life.

I was born in the tropics of beautiful South Africa, but my family left because of the high crime and moved to the Isle of Man. In South Africa I experienced many things – good and bad – from incredible wildlife on our doorstep, a vibrancy of culture, to robberies and things worse than that….

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I attended school on Isle of Man, known as Ellan Vannin in the Manx language. The Island has the oldest continuous parliament in the world called Tynwald, a Norse word. Tynwald was founded more than 1,000 years ago by Viking settlers. 

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Fast-forward many moons and travelling experiences later and I now live on Canada’s smallest province, Prince Edward Island. Pristine beaches are never too far away here, red dirt roads are lined with lupins in the summer, and locals patiently wait in vehicles to let you walk across the road.

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So as you can see from reading the above, travel is a huge part of my life. My feet are always itching for more faraway lands where emerald bays, unlikely lagoons and many more surprises are in store.

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Travel has helped pave the way for me to become a writer and work in radio, online media, and now in print. But writing is more than just work for me, it’s a passion. Writing offers an escape – in the true sense of the word – from the rest of the world.

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To conclude, my life’s motto is that you can never be too busy to follow your dreams. I plan to knock off some more big adventures and live a life nothing short of extraordinary.

My website is a collection of my own travel stories and personal musings, so thank you for reading. Feel free to follow, friend, and share your own travel and life experiences with me.

– Desiree

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