Hi! I’m RunawayBrit.
That’s not my real name (it’s not Brit either, as some people have thought in the past), but it’s a name I came up with when I first left Britain to live overseas. I’m a High school teacher-turned-online teacher from the UK, now living in Sweden. I’m a traveller, an immigrant in Sweden, a cake lover, cat mother, and a horribly haphazard blogger.
Maybe I’m in one of those moods, but I changed my ‘About’ page because it was full of the usual ‘If I can travel, you can too‘ clichés, which, frankly, annoy the hell out of me. Mainly because it’s often untrue.
I am lucky to travel the way I have. Yes, I overcame a mountain of debt before I started – but I
have had (thanks, Brexit) one of the best passports in the world, a job that I can do anywhere in the world, and have been, thus far, healthy. I do not have children to worry about.
I can’t tell you how to travel for $5 a day, because, in all honesty, I spend over $5 on cake most days. Neither can I advise you how to pack light because my luggage is full of cosmetics, heavy-duty support bras, and hair straighteners. There isn’t a string bikini or strappy sundress in my bag. Mother Nature isn’t kind after 30, girls!
What is RunawayBrit about?
RunawayBrit is my life since I left the UK in 2007. It follows where I’ve been, what I’ve done, and who I’ve become. When I started, I wrote exclusively about travel, but now I post about living and working overseas, teaching, and sometimes, relationships.
One day, when I’m too tired to travel anymore, I’ll get my favourite posts printed for a coffee table book. I would be truly honoured if you want to come along and read my posts, but, honestly, I won’t be offended if you would rather read ‘The 10 Best Party Beaches Of All Time – Like, Ever‘ posts on a more successful blog than mine.
I live in Gävle, Sweden, now, and with Corona currently rocking the planet, RunawayBrit will be less focused on travel for a while.
If you wish to contact me, please use the contact form