Getting to know a travel blogger series – Catherine from Lux Life
Catherine is the founder of Lux Life (and admin of the UK Travel Bloggers group ). Lux Life is a luxury lifestyle blog, exploring the world through food and good times! It has a huge focus on travel, food, and parties/my general social life.
I love the fresh look of the Lux Life blog. Catherine’s articles are interesting and her pictures show how she is having a great time whilst travelling. I found her article about Cuba really interesting as I am currently planning my trip there in December.
1. What got you into blogging and how long ago was this?
I actually started my blog five years ago today (28th July 2011)! I did have another blog before that, but it was very different and was based around a charity fundraising challenge.
2. Fav destination and why?
That’s a tough one. I adore Perth in Western Australia, it’s my second home as I went to high school there as a teenager. But destination ‘outside’ of my home cities, is definitely Cuba. It was just incredible. Everything I ever dreamed of and more – the friendly people, the really great food, the stunning scenery, the super cheap cocktails. It’s just a fascinating country and is definitely somewhere I think everyone needs to visit! I would love to go back some day.
3. Blogging tip
Don’t focus on what others are doing, just make sure you’re happy with what YOU are doing. I went through a stage near the beginning where I thought I had to blog a certain way, when I stopped doing this and just focused on the blogging style that made me happy, everything became so much easier and more fun.
4. Catherine’s dream trip
I have way too many! But my top dream trips are to visit Africa (the Gorillas in Rwanda) and Antarctica. I would love to go on one of those Antarctic cruises and spend some time in South America while I’m over that way.
5. Pet peeve about travelling
Selfish people! I *hate* people who stand close to the luggage belt in airports, people who sit on an aisle and fall asleep the whole flight, and people who recline their seat all the way back (especially during meal times!).
6. Favourite travel blogger
I absolutely love Hand Luggage Only! They’re awesome – really useful blog posts with amazing photos.
Thank you Catherine for answering these questions and letting me share on Traveltorecovery