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How to stay connected when you Travel?

Travel wifi?  Free hotspots?  Skyroam?  Boingo? Not sure how to stay connected when you travel? Travelling is fun and enjoyable – and part of that fun is when you capture memories and scenic views and upload them to social networking sites.  Sharing with your tribe is one of the best parts! In terms of business travel – and especially … Read more

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White Cliffs of Dover ~ from the Sea!

Want to visit the White Cliffs of Dover?  By far the best way is from the sea! After travelling from St Leonard’s Warrior Square Station to Dover, via Ashford International Station (the trip is about one and a half hours), then a short taxi ride to the seafront, I met the crew at Dover Sea Safari for … Read more


Brighton, East Sussex

Glorious Brighton in East Sussex.  Photos now and full details to come…                                

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What is Boingo Free Wifi?

Boingo? OK, to begin with, Boingo is not free, however with being so inexpensive and convenient, it often feels like it is! For a relatively small monthly fee (or pay as you go), Boingo claim to provide wifi hotspots in over one million places right across the globe. The process is simple: Download the app to any Mac, … Read more

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Langtry Manor

Staying in the Prince of Wales’ own suite! Have you heard of Lillie Langtry?  Perhaps if I said she was in a relationship with the Prince of Wales who later became King Edward VII and who built Langtry Manor for her – or perhaps if I told you she was the face of Pears Soap?  But … Read more

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Sleeping Beauty – Torquay Pavilion

The Forgotten Torquay Pavilion Sleeping peacefully on the shore in Torquay, Devon in the United Kingdom is a once magnificent building – the Torquay Pavilion. Although it has been closed since 2015, this Sleeping Beauty has thus far had a very checkered life, first as a theatre, then an ice-skating rink, amusement park and shopping arcade… Built … 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 I am now in my 50s (the photo above was taken near the end of 2016, a few weeks before my 50th birthday)…  Despite living with mobility issues, MS and Lupus among other physical challenges, I think I am holding up reasonably well for my age (just don’t look too closely!  LOL!…  Must be all the red wine antioxidants!)



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

 I’m currently exploring Italy (staying in Ostia), so if you’re nearby, drop me a line!