About Me


Hi, I’m Monica Lucy and welcome to my blog!

MonicaLucy.com is a lifestyle blog about motherhood and microadventures.

I’m a British travel blogger based in North Wales where I live with my partner, Sam, and our three children. I blog about our life in the countryside and our mini adventures.

I started blogging in 2009 as a travel blogger and I ran a blog called The Travel Hack. It all began while I was backpacking around Asia and I became hooked on travel and I barely stopped for the next 11 years! I travelled a lot….and then COVID-19 hit….and then I realised I didn’t want to be a travel blogger anymore.

So I switched things up, gave the blog a makeover and made it an adventurous lifestyle blog!

I’m lucky enough to call  blogging my full time career and I also write about creating lifestyle careers and working to live, not living to work. Sam and I have have 4-day weekends so we can travel as much as possible and enjoy time in Wales as a family.

If you like the sound of the blog, please do follow along on Instagram for daily updates.

Here are some of my favourite posts from the blog…

What's it like to stay in an ice hotel?

^ Visiting an Ice Hotel in Finland


Transylvanian Holidays: Bran Castle

At Dracula’s Castle in Transylvania

My incredible Transylvania holiday 



My trip to Miyazaki in Japan


A snowy trip to Finnish Lapland

A recent trip to Cornwall – one of my favourite places in the UK!


Kayaking in the Norwegian fjords

A magical trip to the Norwegian fjords


Phokaia Beach Resort review Mark Warner

A family holiday to Turkey


WowTrip Review: Would you take a mystery holiday?

Taking a mystery holiday with WowTrip


Ireland Road Trip: A 1 Week Itinerary

An epic Irish road trip


A trip to the Orkney Islands in Scotland

Our first three months with our baby girl

  1. Janice Barrett 2 years ago

    Have you ever tried home exchanges? We’ve done quite a few and its a great way to really get to know a place. Jan

    • TheTravelHack 2 years ago

      We haven’t ever done this. My partner isn’t keen on the idea of someone staying in our house and our house has always been a bit of a work in progress. Maybe in the future!

  2. Amal Owasi 2 years ago

    Monica, I’m so inspired by your blogs, I’ve read almost 50 in the past week and I must say you have put in a lot of effort into this blog. Loved how you portray each place and your experience of visiting it. Truly inspiring and motivating.

  3. Nadya 10 months ago

    It’s great how many times you have a good time in different countries. I would like to know when did you decide to blog and what domain (host) do you use?

    • Monica 10 months ago

      I started blogging as soon as I started travelling after uni in 2009. I use a private host called rtwlabs.com

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