About me




Hi, Welcome to my Blog!

My name’s Sara and I’m a Yorkshire based, thirty-something blogger on a mission to see the world… but more importantly see it differently.

Before returning to the UK in 2018, I decided to create a personal blog as a means to document my adventures and share stories with my family.

However after months of nagging from my mum to ‘Stop being a wuss and get your work out there’ I publicly posted ‘How to actually travel on the cheap’

Which as it turned out, quite a lot of you liked.

So a little about me.

My life isn’t glamorous. I grew up in a small working class town and decided I’d had enough of education. University just wasn’t for me – so instead I wanted to be just like my Aussie 3rd cousin Shelley and go globetrotting.

I’m a proud minimalist, thus having the ability to fit my life into a 40lt backpack and love the freedom it gives.

As for work I’ve dabbled within the Aviation industry and had my ass kicked working on Cuise Ships – but now my new favourite hobby is being yelled at by customers. #Reception life.

Nah, it’s not that bad.

My blog


I’d toyed with the idea of a travel blog for years (see terrible first attempt from 2013 here) but was never quite confident enough back then.

So after struggling to come up with a ‘catchy’ name, I settled on Girl About Europe.

I decided I wanted my blog to be more than just a place to look up ‘how to guides’ but a place to share with you honest travel experiences, short stories and to interact on a real level.

On my blog you will find posts about life as a part time backpacker, how to actually travel on the cheap and how to adapt a minimalist approach to life.

I’m lucky to have £80 left at the end of the month

I aim to inspire by any means personally, whether it’s recommending my favourite books or cheering you on as you finally snatch that bargain plane ticket.

I’m not trying to sell you a guide on how to quit your job and travel the world but I am here to keep it honest and relatable.

But most importantly support you as fellow bloggers and readers.

It took me years to bag a job in the travel industry and I’m looking forward to wherever this life journey takes me next.


Snow day in Vienna

Lastly I hope you decide to stick around and follow along on this adventure with me. I’d love to get to know you.

If so then feel free to hit me up at or connect with me on social media.

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