About Emily and LB
English novelist and travel writer Emily Bloor is a self-confessed travel addict and the founder of Luxury Backpack, a travel blog featuring luxury travel on a backpackers budget. Her ethos is that you can travel in comfort and style and to fabulous destinations without spending more. You just have to be savvy, learn a thing or two, and travel smarter!
Emily has lived across the globe…
…and has worked within the travel, entertainment, and luxury sectors. She started out as a singer in the Cheshire party band of the time, performing at events and weddings. Her love for adventure led her to move to Mallorca where she began working on luxury super yachts. This vocation took her all around the Mediterranean, from Monaco yacht show to Ibiza opening parties, and then across the Atlantic to the Caribbean to luxurious places such as Mustique and Petit St. Vincent.
Her knowledge of VIP parties eventually took her ashore as an event manager in London, planning events for corporations such as Disney, across London’s attractions.
Now settled in the Florida Keys, her life is much calmer and quieter, with a palm tree and a good book taking the place of her partying days. She has just finished her first novel.
Things she very much likes include:
Long words, long books, long baths, red lipstick, great wine, punctuation, Zadie Smith, fancy hotel toiletries, old-fashioned pyjamas, scruffy Jack Russells, rummaging around antique stores, cold-brew coffee, second hand bookshops, converse, pearls, alpaca fur sweaters, wikipedia, roses, Truman Capote & Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Liberty London, palm trees, Wes Anderson films, the snooze button, dipping her toes in the ocean.
Emily’s Luxury Backpack Ethos
How do these travellers do it, you wonder? The Instagram generation is spectacular, but one has to wonder how these 20-something girls manage to travel the world to off the beaten track destinations whilst carrying a Prada handbag and wearing this season Dolce and Gabbana.
Do they all just shag millionaires? – be honest, you’ve wondered this.
Luxury backpacking is a lifestyle as much as a way of travelling. Knowing where to save, where to splurge, and how to have a glamorous and comfortable life without spending more. Happy hours, deals, trips and tricks: they all help in having a 5* experience on a backpacking budget. It is about knowing where to cut back, and where to shell out and spend more.
I realised early on that I could travel in so much more comfort and style without spending more if I was savvy, learnt a thing or two, and travelled smarter. I created this blog to share my tips, my secrets, and my favourite things with other like minded travellers who are done with the days of slumming it but are certainly not done with adventure.
Whether you are looking to travel, need the confidence boost to go for it and book your ticket, or just like a little wanderlust on an afternoon, you are in the right place.
So let’s uncover the world, one country at a time, and do it fabulously, glamourously, luxuriously … and on a realistic budget, shall we…?
I promise to leave the BS out…
If you think you are a luxury backpacker, get in touch. Luxury Backpack is a place where we like to share stories and tips from other glamorous globetrotters.