No Shoes Today is now Escapes Etc!


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Woohoo! Welcome to my shiny new blog, Escapes Etc! I can’t believe I’ve been blogging for almost a year now and I never thought it would become such a big part of my life. Which is exactly why it was time for a big overhaul of it all!

Why the name change?

Here’s the real honest story; I was sat on a train in Melbourne going from my Airbnb to the CBD just thinking about my blog as I often do when the name ‘Escapes Etc’ sprung to the front of my mind from nowhere. But as spontaneous as this may sound, the more I thought about it, the more it made sense.

You see, as much as no Shoes Today was a fun place for me to start in the world of travel blogging, it just wasn’t clear enough. In my day to day life I’m kinda known for calling a spade a spade and that’s what’s going to be coming through on here. I want you guys to know what’s in store for you as soon as you land here and I want brands to know that too. Budget travel and being able to travel in any way you want to is such a passion of mine so Escapes Etc just fits right in. Anywhere can be your escape!

The new layout

As much as I loved my last layout I always found it to be too ‘clunky’. I was able to change the layout in so many ways that I could never settle with it. I wanted Escapes Etc to be as easy to navigate as the information I’m creating. I want it to feel like you’re looking through a travel guide or magazine which is why you can see so many pages at one time. Make sure you subscribe too so you don’t miss out on any updates!

What’s to come on Escapes Etc?

As I’m currently based in Australia you can look forward to tonnes and tonnes of useful guides to help you see this fabulous country. From my road trip routes to exploring cities on a shoestring, I’m going to cover it all! While I’m in this part of the world I will be exploring the neighbouring countries when I can too.

I’m really enjoying photography now I’m travelling and it’s something that I’m going to be constantly working on. After all, who doesn’t love a dreamy photo to inspire or spark a great memory?

Tell me what you think!

Seriously, guys, I LOVE hearing from you all and I don’t want that to stop. So if you have any questions you want to ask or if there’s anything you want to know about then drop me an email, I’d love to hear it!

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Don’t forget to also share your stories with me too! I want to know where your escapes will be taking you!




  1. I love the name No Shoes Today but wondering what’s the meaning behind it. Like, are you often barefoot when, say, nature trekking? So yes, Escapes etc is more clear and direct. I can tell that this one resonates with you more and you sound happy with the change. 🙂

  2. marybethcharles on

    Nice! I just launched my blog a couple months ago, and have spent wayyyyyy more time designing than posting content… and I’m not even close to satisfied! Clunky is definitely a good word for it! Glad you finally got yours where you want it. It looks great! Fingers crossed I’ll get there one day, too…

    • Laura - Escapes Etc on

      Aw thank you so much! And congrats on laughing though! It’s so nice to be able to crack on with writing now- you’ll definitely get there!

  3. Congrats on you milestone, it is nice to hear you are still that passionate about blogging after a year, or even more! It looks as it is the right thing for you to do 🙂

    • Laura - Escapes Etc on

      Thank you so much! That’s exactly what I was going for with this – fuss-free and simple. Glad you like it!

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