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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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Vintage AA Roadside Box

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das Loft – amazing views over Vienna

For dinner, we went to das Loft with the most extraordinary views over Vienna… not to mention the delicious food! I think Donna was wishing the waiter was on the menu…  🙂 Then home to my beautiful Hotel Bristol for a nightcap… …and the tail end of the opera… A… Read more

Budapest Fisherman’s Bastion and Castle Hill

I have only been in Budapest a week and already I have decided it is my second-favourite place on the planet!  This morning I ventured out and up to Budapest’s magnificent Castle Hill and the amazing Fisherman’s Bastion and have quickly put the photos into a video for you, as opposed to… Read more

Snæfellsnes Peninsula – Part 1 of 3

“You want me pump you?” Harry Hyundai needed some go-go juice for our rather adventurous day trip, and I was quite proud of myself that I navigated the entire affair myself, without resorting to using English even once. As I settled back into the car, a rather large fellow with… Read more

Welcome to Peterhead, Scotland

Exploring the local area…  I will do a longer post at another time with the history of the area and a more extensive tour.  This was just a quick look around to get my bearings.     Called in to a cafe… Then back home sweet home… one moment blue… Read more

Back in beloved Scotland…

Back again in my glorious piece of Heaven in beloved Scotland… Lady Penelope, my beloved baby Jaguar was waiting for me…  She’s a bit old and has a few wrinkles, but don’t we all…  🙂 One of my projects is to save Edward the Eagle… Drinks with family… View from… Read more

Gucci Garden

The Gucci Garden Museum is dedicated to the iconic Italian fashion house, and includes classic Gucci clothing & handbag exhibits as well as an incredible room of mirrors! I must admit, for me, it was in the category of sensory-overload and I didn’t explore the entire museum – but there… Read more

Scotland – the many faces of Loch Long

Nestled in the Loch Lomond National Park is my beloved piece of Heaven.  Each of these photos was taken from essentially my back door, but yet each feels so very different…       ~ Bella Read more

Royal Order of the Garter Service at Windsor Castle

“In medieval times, King Edward III was so inspired by tales of King Arthur and the chivalry of the Knights of the Round Table that he set up his own group of honourable knights, called the Order of the Garter. Nearly 700 years later, the Order is the oldest and… 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

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

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