Welcome to hashtagtravelling. Travel is a luxury open to everyone from exploring your home town, cities and countryside, to far flung destinations. I’m a freelance writer and a glass-half-full kind of person. Some of my best travel experiences have come from impulse decisions, saying yes! to new opportunities. Here you can read some of my published work… and find out what else I’ve been up to in my journal, 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 harvested oysters at the lagoon-side where they grow, in the South of France. I have worked in Munich and lived in Mallorca and currently reside in the stunning 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 wine, and exploring food markets, farm shops , vineyards and producers across the UK and Europe. Cooking, and sharing the results, is one of the best ways to spend a weekend.

I hope you enjoy browsing the site.

Irene Caswell
@hashtagtravelin