Welcome to Vienna! Although I do not tend to have rigid ideas of what a place will be like before I visit, I must admit I wasn’t expecting such contrast here in Vienna between the old and the new – not just buildings but also philosophies and … well, read on and you will see … Read more
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 luggage concierge service picks up … Read more
Ever wanted an international chauffeur? An international chauffeur company who knows you, who operates all over the world, who is reliable, affordable and who also has ‘an app for that’? I love my international chauffeur service, BlackLane. They do all that and more! …and especially as a woman travelling around the world alone, I love … Read more
Bonhams Veteran Car Run is the longest running motoring event in the world! Photos now, details to come…
Do you have a travel bucket list? Creating your travel bucket list should be fun. It is what should inspire you to lead a more exciting and fulfilling life. But, sometimes, it can be difficult and overwhelming creating one. You have so much to see and experience in the world and only just little time to … 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…
…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!