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Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way

Today it was a glorious 20oC and so Boswell (my cute little rental car) and I headed out exploring along the Wild Atlantic Way… …and managed to find Easky Pier and Castle – although this sign was not exactly encouraging! I love that dotted around the coast are the drawings… Read more

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Cutty Sark Tall Ship ~ Greenwich

The Cutty Sark is a magnificent ship with a fascinating history.  …will add the info later – at least getting the photos uploaded now…                                                     … Read more


Vienna to Italy via First Class Rail

Roma, here I come! Well, note quite yet, but my First Class rail tickets just arrived by courier today and I must admit I am very excited. This will be the first overnight rail journey I have ever taken in Europe and I will be travelling from Vienna, Austria to… Read more


Luxurious Nomad Luxury Skin Care for Pennies!

I had a most delightful conversation yesterday with a lovely waitress at one of my ‘local watering holes’ where I eat, drink and work. She is a beautiful young woman of twenty-five – and when we were joking about her being a quarter of a century, she was astonished when… Read more

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Meandering through South Devon

I am about to leave beloved England and was delighted that my wonderful friend, Gillian, offered to take me out meandering through South Devon for a few hours this morning… We did not have a destination other than seafood for lunch!  So, the following photos are from our lovely little journey…… Read more

My Luggage Concierge…

What is a luggage concierge? As you may know, I no longer have a bricks and mortar home anywhere on the planet.  Instead, I travel the globe and, apart from some belongings that are in a small storage unit, my entire now life follows me in eight suitcases that my wonderful… Read more

Who is the Luxurious Nomad?

Hello!  I am Leigh St John – my friends call me Bella – and I am an author, entrepreneur, coach, red wine enthusiast, self-confessed geek, lover of all things Victorian and steampunk, and Luxurious Nomad!

I am originally from Australia (although I now have no connection to the country apart from a passport with a kangaroo on the front) and did not even catch the travel bug until I was in my 30s.  After exploring much of ‘down under’ and parts of New Zealand, I then travelled through quite a bit of Asia, lived almost 10 years in the USA (spent significant time in 42 states – all by road), several trips to Canada (including the Winter Olympics) and now off exploring amazing places in the UK and Europe.

I have managed to create a dream life of luxury that does not cost a fortune (and in some instances is actually cheaper!), allows me to live a ‘laptop lifestyle’ (aka working from my computer in exotic locations), enjoy good red wine (a must!), meet interesting people, explore fascinating places…

No nine-to-five, no mortgage, no hectic schedules…  Do I work?  Yes, but when you are doing it beside a waterfall because that is where you choose to work for the day, or in a quaint Irish pub another day… it is amazing how much FUN your work can be!

Join me and learn how you, too, can live the life of a Luxurious Nomad…

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…and this photo was taken at a Steampunk convention in the USA in late 2016…



Join me for a glass of red wine and a fireside chat…

 I’m currently exploring Ireland, so if you’re nearby, drop me a line!