Vanessa Elle

Vanessa Elle


Vanessa is an Australian-based freelance writer and editor with a BA in Creative Writing. She’s passionate about creating travel content that inspires her readers to take a leap of faith and power through their bucket lists.

When she’s not writing (with her border collie asleep at her feet), she’s devouring books, exploring the world, or planning her next trip.

Meet Vanessa

Learning How To Make Crema Catalana Barcelona Spain
Learning how to make crema Catalana in Barcelona, Spain
Turning 23 In Santorini Greece
Turning 23 in Santorini, Greece
Sweeping Views Wicklow Mountains National Park Ireland
Taking in the sweeping views of Wicklow Mountains National Park, Ireland
Meeting A Highland Cow Highlands Scotland
Meeting a hairy coo in the Highlands, Scotland

Local To:

Adelaide, Australia


Adelaide, Australia

Favorite Destinations:

Edinburgh, Scotland, Florence, Italy, Dubrovnik, Croatia, Dublin, Ireland, Honolulu, Hawaii

Fun Facts:

When I'm not traveling, you can either find me cooking old recipes that my grandmother passed down, reading historical fiction, or hanging out with my border collie and two cats.

What is your favourite travel experience or story?

Horse riding through Wicklow Mountains National Park in Ireland. I’ve never seen so much green!

What's your travel style?

Luxury combined with immersive cultural experiences and beautiful nature views.
Preferred Way To Stay: Hotel for shorter stays, Airbnb for longer stays. I like all the creature comforts and security of hotels, until I’m staying long enough to do multiple loads of washing. Then I want my own laundry facilities!

How do you decide which places to visit?

Word of mouth, but I also gravitate towards places that align with my interests. As a history buff, I love a medieval city!

What is your #1 travel tip?

Set your watch to your destination’s time as soon as you board the plane.

What are the top 3 things on your bucket list?

  • See the Northern Lights in Iceland
  • Visit an onset in Japan
  • Go on a chocolate tour in Belgium

Window seat or aisle?


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