Welcome to hashtagtravelling. Travel is a luxury open to everyone from exploring your home town, cities and the beautiful English countryside, to far flung destinations. I am a freelance writer and here you can read some of my published work… and find out what else I’ve been up to in my journal and on Instagram and Twitter.

Places I have visited include: Western Europe/ Mediterranean (Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Gibraltar, Andorra, Mallorca, Switzerland, Greece, Ibiza, Cyprus, Canary Islands (Lanzarote); Central /Eastern Europe (Romania and Croatia); USA (only New York so far!), Africa (Egypt); Asia Central (Turkey). Closer to home: England, Eire, Wales, Scotland and Channel Islands.

Memorable moments include; a 2,500-mile road trip in a vintage Healey Silverstone, which clocked up 11 border crossings in three weeks; quad biking in the Sinai Desert at sunset; and eating freshly caught sardines barbequed on a dock in Portugal. I have worked in Munich and lived in Mallorca and currently reside in the beautiful South Downs National Park in Hampshire in the UK. Take a look at some of my photography and if you’d like to use any of these drop me a line.

My second love is food and exploring food markets, farm shops and producers across the UK and Europe. Cooking, and enjoying the results, is one of the best ways to spend a weekend.

I hope you enjoy browsing the site.

Irene Caswell