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

She’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, it’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 that’s not to say that she doesn’t have those – and I quote – “all I wanna do is just sit in my pants days”! She describes herself as having a sort of ‘earworm’, a part of her brain that whispers to her to go places – not in a creepy way, we hope 😉 . She’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, ‘I need a break, where shall I go’ 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 who’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-depth 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.  

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 your 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! 

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Hiya, I’m Maud. I’m an English girl who's moved to Berlin - because who wouldn’t fall in love with a country which has words like ‘Kummerspeck’ hidden around every corner... I love traveling and finding out the quirks of each country - and what better way to remember them than on a postcard?

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