I’m Monica and I’m a British travel blogger.
I began travel blogging in 2009 when I left the UK to travel for two years. I bought a backpack and a one-way ticket to Australia and had the most amazing 2 years of my life as I travelled through Asia and around Oz in a battered old campervan. From the moment that ticket was booked I was hooked on travel and I’ve barely stopped ever since.
I’m now based in the UK and travel as much as I can. Sometimes it will be close to home in England or Wales but I still travel far and wide and I’ll show you how you can too!
The Travel Hack is all about weekend breaks and affordable adventures. I love exploring new countries and cultures, getting involved with exciting activities and generally having fun. I also love the stylish side of travel and I like to stay in nice hotels and eat in stylish or unusual restaurants. I’m not always talking about 5* glamour but affordable luxury and unusual experiences.
My travel style has changed slightly as I’m now a mum to two gorgeous boys, George (3) and Joseph (2). We travel as a family as much as possible but I also enjoy the odd mum-cation, a romantic trip or a holiday with my friends.
I don’t ‘travel hack’ in the traditional sense of collecting points but travel hacking to me is all about getting as much out of every travel experience possible. It’s about travelling more, seeing more, doing more, experiencing more and getting more for your money.
If you’d like to know more, check out my frequently asked questions.
If you’d like to know even more, take a look at these features and interviews I’ve done:
Top 20 Urban Travel Bloggers – Holiday Lettings
Top 50 UK travel blogs – World First
Travel bloggers you should be following on Twitter – eDreams
Top 25 solo female travel bloggers to follow in 2014 – flipkey
Waiting to board with The Travel Hack – Cheapflights.com
The 10 best galleries on Instagram – Huffington Post
Our 8 Favourite Female Travel Bloggers – Cosmopolitan UK
Caribbean Special in Time Out Magazine
Live social media coverage from Barbados Time Out London
Blogs we Love Trek America
Featured on City Trip Planner
Interview on Glamorous Traveller
Blogging in Amsterdam Stena Line
10 Best Travel Galleries on Instagram Direct Line Holidays
Celebrity Cruises Destination Bloggers
Interview on The Pin the Map Project
Who’s Monica Stott – gapyear.com
Interview on AngloItalian Follow Us!
Shout Out Sunday: The Travel Hack Blognix
Home Sweet Home – Cookie Sound is Travelling
Featured Travel Blogger of the day – HotelsCombined
Welcome Monica Stott to the HPL team – Her Packing List
Travel Blogger Feature – 25s Travels
Low on Air – Fearful Adventurer
Meet Travel Blogger Monica Stott – yTravel Blog
Traveller’s Profile – Monica Stott – Gringos Abroad
Thursday Traveller – A Dangerous Business
If you’d like to see more, here are some photos of me doing weird and wonderful things around the world…
Create/Travel - Interview with The Travel Hack | Angloitalian Follow Us
Wednesday 6th of August 2014
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Blog4Trek and win! - Road trippin' USA
Thursday 6th of March 2014
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Friday 14th of February 2014
I just love your blog! I'm a travel addict myself and love a bit of luxury, so I really appreciate your posts. Looking forward to reading more! :)
Saturday 16th of November 2013
Finally, a well-designed travel blog! I'm redesigning mine and you provide some nice inspiration. Greetings from Africa. ;)
Sunday 24th of November 2013
Thanks Francis :) I find that ThemeForest is great if you're looking for a new theme.
Welcome to The Travel Hack | The Travel Hack
Monday 14th of January 2013
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