Dream Big ~ Travel Well

Our Vision:  Guided by the belief that life is an intricate tapestry woven from experiences, Luxurious Nomad envisions a world where luxury and responsibility intertwine. We aspire to be a beacon of inspiration, empowering individuals to traverse the globe with intention, purpose, and respect for both people and the planet.

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Who needs the Blue Lagoon?

Yes, the Blue Lagoon may be a natural wonder, but it also comes with astronomical entry fees and gazillions of people… So, who needs the Blue Lagoon when one has one’s own private geothermal hot tub?! It was like entering another world… Magical! This place (Hotel Viking) is not only… Read more

Stairs of Reconcilliation, Graz

Leaving the majestic horses, we made our way back to Graz to find the ‘Stairs of Reconciliation’… No matter where you look, there are cyclists everywhere in Graz… The archway on the right is where we are headed… …and through the small door on the left… Completed in 1438 under… Read more

Lost Castle, Funky Mill, and Bridge to Nowhere…

Out for a drive to see what I could find… and in this case it was not finding a castle that apparently one can get to, but somehow I ended up driving through some fellow’s property by mistake (Google said I could! LOL!)… anyway… I did find the Preston Mill… Read more

Final day in Lido di Ostia

Well, after a fascinating stay of almost three months here in Italy, today is my last day before I relocate to Romania for a month. …and what a gift – this morning there was a procession on the main street below, complete with flag-throwing!  I had only ever seen that… Read more

Steam Trains, Owls and Abbeys

Yesterday, a friend and I went exploring on the South Devon Railway Buckfast Abbey and back via beautiful Devon countryside.  So, where does the owl come in?  You’ll just have to scroll and see… Somehow a man checking his smart-phone doesn’t really fit the image… I love old newspapers, and… Read more

The Joys of Travelling Alone

The Joys of Travelling Alone: A Journey of Self-Discovery I was speaking with someone yesterday who said, “I couldn’t do what you do, and travel the world by myself.”  I considered her words overnight, and here is my response. In an increasingly connected world, the idea of solitude might seem… Read more

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Ride the World’s Oldest Surviving Ferris Wheel With Me!

Vintage Ferris Wheel – the highlight of my trip! You know how I am about history, particularly that which falls into the English Victorian era – so image my delight at discovering this extraordinarily beautiful gem here in Vienna! Btw, if you would like to read my post about my… Read more

Bullers of Buchan

The Bullers of Buchan is about 6 miles south of Peterhead where I have been staying, in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.  The collapsed sea cave forms a circular chasm known as “the pot,” that plunges about 30 meters deep and is adorned with a natural archway through which the sea rushes in.… Read more

Exploring Dolo in provincial mainland Venice

Dolo rests on the Brenta River, the waterway that connected Venice/Venezia to Padua/Padova. During mostly the 1500s, the Venetian aristocracy built grand country homes in this area to escape the city and enjoy large gardens and hunting grounds – of which my amazing villa is one such grand country home.… Read more

Redefining Luxury

Our Mission: At Luxurious Nomad, we embrace the art of curated living and conscious exploration, redefining luxury for the modern wanderer. Our brand is a celebration of the luxurious nomadic spirit ~ a fusion of relaxed elegance, where every journey is an opportunity to connect, learn, and contribute. Inspired by the worlds within and beyond, Luxurious Nomad shares experiences and opportunities we hope resonate with the heart and the mind.

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The Joys of Travelling Alone

The Joys of Travelling Alone: A Journey of Self-Discovery I was speaking with someone yesterday who said, “I couldn’t do what you do, and travel the world by myself.”  I considered her words overnight, and here is my response. In an increasingly connected world, the idea of solitude might seem… Read more

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The life of a Digital Nomad

The life of a digital nomad – a modern embodiment of the age-old wanderer, but with a dash of Wi-Fi and a sprinkle of global connectivity. In this digital age, the life of a digital nomad is not one that treads the Silk Road but rather the silky strands of… Read more

Rudston Mololith – Circa 2000 BC

I checked something else of my bucket list!  The incredible Rudston Monolith. The Rudston Monolith is situated in the churchyard of the village of Rudston in the East Riding of Yorkshire. The Rudston Monolith is the tallest megalith (standing stone) in the United Kingdom, standing at over 25 feet (7.6… Read more

Bell Hotel in Driffield

For many reasons, my evening at the Bell Hotel in Driffield was one I will remember for a very long time.  If I could, I would have stayed and probably never left…   This beautiful coaching inn feels like one is stepping into another time and place – a time… Read more

(Scotland) Peterhead to Rosslyn Chapel to Rudstone (England)

Leaving lovely Peterhead, I drove south to my next stopover – the lovely old coaching inn, the Sun Inn in Dalkeith. The following morning, the plan was to go to Rosslyn Chapel.  I have been before, but wanted to spend some more time there… well, that was the plan… Unfortunately,… Read more

Carrbridge Packhorse Stone Bridge

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The Joys of Travelling Alone

The Joys of Travelling Alone: A Journey of Self-Discovery I was speaking with someone yesterday who said, “I couldn’t do what you do, and travel the world by myself.”  I considered her words overnight, and here is my response. In an increasingly connected world, the idea of solitude might seem… Read more

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Solo Travel Tips to Stay Safe and Have Fun!

Many people are amazed when they learn that I journey around the world as a solo traveller – and even more than that, I do not have a family ‘back home’ who know my every whereabouts and activity. I truly am the epitome of a solo traveller! While friends have… Read more

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My International Chauffeur Service

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… Read more

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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

Who is the Luxurious Nomad?

Hello!  I am Ms (Leigh) Bella St John – and I am an author, entrepreneur, coach, wine-lover, self-confessed geek, lover of all things Victorian/Edwardian and steampunk, and a Luxurious Nomad!

Thanks to the residual income streams I created from, among other things, licensing my professional development programs, I retired at age 50, when I decided to leave America (where I had been living for the past ten years) and now travel the world fulltime as a Luxurious Nomad (http://LuxuriousNomad.com), living a life many people only dream of living (yes, even in the current ‘situation’) – and unlike most, I travel with ‘essentials’ such as a crystal wine glass, gold fountain pen, and a collection of hats, gloves, etc……

Ms (Leigh) Bella St John - Luxurious Nomad

I did not even catch the travel bug until I was in my 30s, and after exploring much of ‘down under’ and parts of New Zealand, I then travelled through quite a bit of Asia, lived approximately 10 years in the USA (spent significant time in 42 states – exploring all extensively by road), several trips to Canada (including the Winter Olympics) and now off exploring amazing places in the UK and Europe, spending a couple of months in one country, then a couple of months in another…  I hope to one day meet Mr Right and settle down wherever he may be, but until then, there is plenty of the world to experience!

https://elegantisvitae.comMs (Leigh) Bella St John

Essentially I live a version of Elizabeth’s Gilbert’s, “Eat, Pray, Love” – although mine is more ‘wine, pray, love’!

…and I do all this, despite having some reasonably significant physical and mobility challenges, thanks in part to being hit by a car while in Italy a few years ago.

Oh, and this photo below was taken at a Steampunk convention in the USA in late 2016, not long before I left the States…

Ms (Leigh) Bella St John

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

 I’m currently exploring various parts of the UK and Europe, so if you’re nearby, drop me a line!

 

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the life of a digital nomad

The life of a Digital Nomad

The life of a digital nomad – a modern embodiment of the age-old wanderer, but with a dash of Wi-Fi and a sprinkle of global connectivity. In this digital age, the life of a digital nomad is not one that treads the Silk Road but rather the silky strands of… Read more