Hi, I’m Laura! Down-to-earth and incredibly normal but with a huge passion for travel!


From staycations to around the world trips, I have seen over 25 countries. I have travelled for 8 months and at the opposite end, I have visited places for 24 hours. I saved to go travelling by working in a supermarket and since I returned I have dumped myself into office jobs. But these have allowed me to again save up and head off to Australia on a working holiday visa, something that has definitely been the best decision I’ve made.

My travel addiction was routed into me from a young age when I first went to visit family in the US at the tiny age of 2. From then on, I think every year I went on family holidays abroad and closer to home in the UK. Then I found myself to be 21, finishing university and wondering what the hell I was gonna do with myself. So like many other newly graduated lost puppy students, I grabbed my friend, bought a backpack and went on my merry way around the world.

Ever since this trip I just can’t shake travelling out my system, which is why I’ve gone to Australia for a working holiday. Travel is what pushes my buttons, and spending time working in low-paying office jobs, some with bars on the windows (not even kidding here) has seriously made me re-evaluate what I want to do.  I’ve come to realise that other than travelling, I don’t really know what I like. Travel is my passion and this is why I love creating content for you guys. I want you to love travel as much as I do.

My Mission…


The mission of Escapes Etc is simple – to provide relatable, down to earth, inspirational guides to help you plan your trips and travels. It’s a place for the perfect medium of affordability and gaining the most unique and quirky experiences to make a trip even more memorable.

My Aussie adventures so far:


Australia is my current base and has captured my heart as much as it did when I was travelling around the world a few years ago. Check out some of my guides here:

35 budget-friendly and free things to do in Brisbane

6 unbelievably stunning spots on South Australia’s Limestone Coast

How to and how not to buy a car in Australia

And some guides from the rest of the world…


From waterfalls in the Philippines, Northern Lights in Iceland and sleeping on the beach in Samoa, I have been lucky enough to visit over 20 countries and I don’t intend to stop. Here are some of my budget guides for my favorite destinations:

14 Things you have to know before you go to Cambodia

The ultimate guide to visiting Samoa

What to see, eat, drink and do in Liverpool

Why you should visit Santiago, Chile and how to see it on a budget

This is how to spend 3 days in Dubai on a budget

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If you’re interested in working with me, check out my page here for some more information and to request a media kit.