Hi, I’m Louise, or Loubirdy to my travel friends. Thanks so much for visiting my travel blog. Since an early age I have been obsessed with hotels, design, good food and exciting places – and I love Scotland. After a career in law, I decided to follow my passion for travel and turned to professional writing. Over the years I have hiked, biked, skied and horse-ridden my way through the stunning Scottish countryside, not to mention having many city adventures too. These escapades have fuelled many stories, with features appearing in national and international travel publications and online guides.
In addition to my wanderlust nature I have an in-depth knowledge of the Scottish hotel and food industry; judging the Scottish Hotel Awards for several years and contributing to the annual List Eating & Drinking Guide.
As climate change accelerates and our beautiful planet faces an unprecedented threat, sustainability has become the core focus of my writing. Optimistically, I truly believe we can all make a difference – every one of us can play our part – and travelling responsibly is a real way we can make crucial improvements. Travel is important, highlighting the wonderful world we live in, giving vital support to local communities, raising awareness of wildlife and environmental concerns and providing a much needed perspective on our life as human beings.
Let’s make changes together!
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