Sheโ€™s got the London look alright! Outlook that is. On London life. Okay, maybe weโ€™re stretching that reference a bit too far? Either way, Sam Sparrow of theย Travelust Podcast and the As The Sparrow Fliesย blog certainly knows her way around the best London eats and sights.

Sheโ€™s a pretty sound expert on mini weekend breaks around Europe too in fact. As a classic 9-5-er like the rest of us (phew, itโ€™s not just me), Sam is the living proof that you can, actually, have your cake and eat it. Or, in other words, live your dream and pursue your career. A part-time traveler if you like.

Her excitement about all things travel infuses her show, and you can feel how restless she is to move and see things. Although thatโ€™s not to say that she doesnโ€™t have those – and I quote – โ€œall I wanna do is just sit in my pants daysโ€! She describes herself as having a sort of โ€˜earwormโ€™, a part of her brain that whispers to her to go places – not in a creepy way, we hope ๐Ÿ˜‰ . Sheโ€™s off to Munich soon based off nothing but a whim and the philosophy that you have to just decide to make it happen. A nice change to the old, โ€˜I need a break, where shall I goโ€™ more typical style of travel.

And her experience is definitely bolstered by the guests who feature in her fortnightly Travelust podcast episodes. Sam meets tons of people, some with jobs, others whoโ€™ve traded it all in for travel. She puts them at ease quickly and keeps them to a natural flowing chat which is kept interesting with some cool questions.

Being a Londoner, many of her guests are also British – so anyone planning a trip to old Blighty, or an in-depthย exploration of London in particular, would, without a doubt, benefit from the many insider tips – from Yorkshire to Oxford and back to London. However, endless other European destinations – and places further afield – are discussed and some pretty awesome tips offered. ย 

Mostly though, the podcast is about not shying away from adventure and living every moment. Preferably with a gin and tonic in hand – which one of her guests claims helps to speak any language, even if you had absolutely no clue a couple of drinks ago. We can dream, right? As it happens, we’d recommend sending this very moment in postcard form to your friends.

Dummy Summer Vacation SpotsP.S. Having kids doesn’t mean taming yourย inner nomad! But you don’t need to take my word for it. Hit up the Family Adventure Podcast to hear fascinating stories of families who are on the road. Talk about straight from the horse’s mouth! This family of 6 traveled together for three years – on a boat!ย 

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Hey, Iโ€™m Theresa! My motto? Try everything once! Traveling, taking pictures, working on DIY projects - Iโ€™m always up to something. In between I write down my tips and tricks on this blog - and capture all my crazy adventures on postcards of course!

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