As I was preparing to launch the website, everything came fairly easily: I cranked out post ideas and I had a general vision of what I wanted the design to look like. The one thing that I kept putting off was, ironically, figuring out where to begin. I knew that I had to introduce myself and the blog, but I was totally lacking in inspiration as to how to do this. Finally, I've decided that no one really knows what they're doing in the beginning, and that the best way to do something is just to start. So, here is a messy little introduction to the Club of Explorers.
My name is Emilie. I grew up in Prague, Czech Republic, and am now studying psychology in Bristol, UK. I come from a very complicated multi-national background, and growing up in an expat community with the amazing opportunity of travelling often and learning about different cultures through all of my international friends, I developed a passion for travelling and recording my experiences through photos and notes on napkins and inside book covers. In summer 2014 I began using Instagram to share some of my favourite places and moments. Instagram has helped me to develop my photography, and has pushed me to explore places that I never would have visited otherwise. It has introduced me to some inspiring people, and has helped me to figure out what my goals for the future.
Having been using Instagram regularly for a bit over half a year, I have found that there are things that I want to record and share that I can't fit into a photo caption. And so the blog is born. Here I will be posting regularly about various travel and lifestyle topics. I will share travel diaries from the destinations that I visit, as well as take you along in my explorations of the hidden and not-so-hidden corners of my home cities. I will also be posting some reviews and features of restaurants and hotels that I visit, as well as sharing with you some of the people, products, etc., that inspire me. I will be posting at least once a week, and more when time allows.
Since I'm only starting out, and once again, I have no clue what I'm doing, I would hugely appreciate feedback and interaction: my goal is not only to record my own experiences, but to inspire you to explore as much as you can, as well as tell me about it! Please let me know down below what you would like to see on my blog, and I will do my best to create content that interests and excites you.