Who Am I ?

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I’m Lara.


‘The world is your lobster’ is a phrase my grandad likes to say whenever I want to go on a adventure somewhere and apparently it’s also from a old film. It reminds me to throw myself into life and that there is a big wide world out there to explore!


I am from a small city in rural Devon, UK. When I was younger, my mum and I moved around a lot. This fueled my love of the nomadic lifestyle.


I have always loved learning about other cultures. For me, travelling is not just about the views or the scenery, its about getting under the skin of a country and understanding it. It is about getting an understanding of the history, politics, and social and environmental issues of a country. This can only be done by talking to the locals, truly listening, being open minded and learning. It’s about opening your eyes to everything.


I have self taught myself photography through my adventures.


Importantly, I believe in honest travel blogging. A lot of travel bloggers are absolutely amazing and I would not have got from place to place on my travels without them guiding me through each step of the way.


However at times, I’ve visited places with little to see or do. I’ve ended up in places completely out of my backpacker budget. I’m not saying people should go around complaining about countries, most countries are a mix of good and bad, but some honesty and balance is required.


The World Is Your Lobster is here to cut through the hype and the aspirational instagram accounts, and provide my honest perspective on the places I visit.


James, The Travelling Finance Guy.

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The main guest blogger for The World Is Your Lobster is James. James is my husband and he’s got a background in insurance, banking and is qualified in financial advice.


He’s here to help you manage your budget while travelling, using his expertise in finance.


Managing your finances properly when travelling is boring but important, as you cannot really go travelling for long on a budget unless you manage your money properly.










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