About the Girl

Who is The Flyaway Girl?

Salut, Hallo, Ciao, Hola (I could go on forever) and welcome to my blog! Thanks for visiting – I hope you’re enjoying it! I created this blog to provide tips, tricks and advice on travelling on a budget while making the most of your time in different cities and regions around the world.

I’m assuming that, since you clicked on this page, you want to find out who The Flyaway Girl is. Well, that’s me.



this is me ^^


My name is Penelope Louise and I’m 22 years of age. I’m British by passport and currently live in Bath. At current, I’m an undergraduate student at the University of Bath studying German and International Management. I work as a part-time photographer and a part-time traveller… If the latter could become full-time then I would be a very happy Penelope!

I speak English and German and un poquito Spanish (I’ve forgotten quite a bit of it). I absolutely love learning languages and always try to learn the basics when I visit a country.

I have currently visited 50 countries in the world and my current bucket list “to-do” is to visit every country in Europe. I’m at approximately 75%, depending on how you classify some countries (e.g. is Kosovo a country, is Russia in Europe or Asia etc).

In 2017 I have so far visited:

January – Czech Republic (Prague)

February – USA (San Francisco and Yosemite)

March – Germany (Dresden)

April – Finland (Helsinki), France (Paris), Germany (Frankfurt an der Oder, Potsdam), Poland (Słubice)

May – Greece (Thessaloniki)

June – Poland (Katowice), UAE (Dubai, Abu Dhabi)

July – Germany (Burg Eltz)

August – Germany (Leipzig), Switzerland (Zurich, Basel, Interlaken)

September – Latvia (Riga), Germany (Hamburg), Georgia (Tbilisi, Kazbegi, Signagi, Telavi), Indonesia (Jakarta, Yogyakarta, Toraja, Bali)

October – UK (London)

November – USA (Hawaii)

December – Sweden (Stockholm),  Georgia (Batumi), Indonesia (Jakarta and Bali), Netherlands (Amsterdam and Utrecht)

On a Switzerland road trip, you can't miss the beautiful mountain villages like Grindelwald

Grindelwald, Switzerland (August 2017)

Currently planned for 2018 so far is:

January – Germany (Hannover, Hamburg and Berlin)

February – Morocco (Marrakesh), Peru (Lima)


Countries lived in:

  1. Austria
  2. Honduras
  3. United Kingdom
  4. Germany

Countries visited:

  1. Andorra
  2. Austria
  3. Belgium
  4. Bulgaria
  5. Canada
  6. Croatia
  7. Cyprus
  8. Czech Republic
  9. Denmark
  10. Estonia
  11. Ethiopia
  12. Finland
  13. France
  14. Georgia
  15. Germany
  16. Ghana
  17. Greece
  18. Guernsey
  19. Honduras
  20. Hungary
  21. Iceland
  22. Indonesia
  23. Ireland
  24. Isle of Man
  25. Italy
  26. Latvia
  27. Liechtenstein
  28. Lithuania
  29. Luxembourg
  30. Macedonia, Former Yugoslav Republic of
  31. Malta
  32. Netherlands
  33. Norway
  34. Poland
  35. Portugal
  36. Romania
  37. Russia
  38. Serbia
  39. Slovakia
  40. Slovenia
  41. South Africa
  42. Spain
  43. Sweden
  44. Switzerland
  45. Thailand
  46. Ukraine
  47. United Arab Emirates (Dubai, Abu Dhabi)
  48. United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, N. Ireland)
  49. United States (Hawaii, Houston, NYC, Chicago, San Francisco)
  50. Vatican City



  • Reply
    Amy JB Smith (@AmyJBSmith)
    January 31, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    Hi! I love your blog, looking forward to reading about your European galavants! x

  • Reply
    September 10, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    Love your blog! It’s so well done


    • Reply
      October 10, 2016 at 10:28 am

      Thank you Sally!

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