Referring to herself as a ‘digital nomad’, Charli Moore has no set end date to her trip, and is wandering the globe with a camera since 2010. That is when she decided to quit her job to “live a life less ordinary”. She has been travelling the world ever since. Of course, she narrates every step of her incredible journey on her blog Wanderlusters. We spoke to the professional wanderer about the perks of the “job” and the luggage essentials every traveller needs.
Charli at Crop Over’s Grand Kadooment IG @WanderlustersUK
Where do you go when you need to relax?
“I retreat to the nearest green space. I grew up in the country and I’ve never really felt 100 per cent at home in a city. Wherever I am in the world, when I need some ‘me time’, I head outside and make the most of whatever natural environment I can find!”
What inspired you to become a travel blogger?
“A love of travel and a desire to maintain the experience I was enjoying on my post-Uni gap year. I left London to travel on the basis that 18 months later I’d return, but towards the end of my trip I started to blog in an effort to earn enough money to keep my dream of travel alive.”
What is your favourite hotel and why?
“I’m in love with the Marigot Bay Resort & Marina in St Lucia. It’s a five-star Capella property and it sits aside one of the most beautiful bays in the Caribbean. There are opportunities to hike, sail, and snorkel all within a few minutes of the suites, which is ideal for an active traveller like me!”
What is your favourite place to take a photograph?
“At a lookout. There’s something really special about seeing a landscape stretching out in front of you: Especially when there’s a coastline involved! Some of my favourite travel photographs are of vast sweeping shores or green rolling hills, all taken from a hiking trail lookout!”
Flying High Over The Divide
What is one destination you will never grow bored of and why?
“I don’t think I’ll ever grow tired of the Caribbean. I found myself in Barbados by chance a little over three years ago and I’ve been fortunate enough to spend a lot of time on St Kitts & Nevis, Antigua, and St Lucia since then. I think it’s the relaxed outlook on life and the continuous supply of liquid sunshine that has captivated me!”
Exploring the Victoria Night Market in Melbourne, Australia
What are three key things you always have in your luggage?
“I never travel without my camera, my trail running shoes, and a snorkel and mask. I just can’t imagine not having the opportunity to explore a destination’s marine world too!”