Welcome to its beautiful here: a glimpse into my travels of the past five years since quitting corporate life in Sydney for a life on the road. A collection of travel guides, motivated and inspired by the heartwarming, the unusual, the beautiful people and places I have been lucky enough to encounter along the way. As you know, travel can be exhilarating and exhausting, inspiring and intimidating all at once. But with every personal connection the world gets smaller and more navigable. I am so inspired by the people I meet and their stories. I am forever trying to uncover unique, interesting and beautiful people, places and things to share with you. If you find here even the smallest bit of inspiration to accompany you on your next adventure, I will be happy. 

We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us. 

Wishing you happy and love-filled adventures!

With love, Gigi xx

when I was asked a few questions...

Name: Georgia Hopkins 

Age: 38

Starsign: Gemini 

Hometown: Melbourne, Australia 

What made you quit your corporate job in 2012? A burning desire to follow my bliss. 

Where do you live now? Out of a suitcase…

Describe yourself in 3 words or less: Curious, adventurous, kind.

What gets you out of bed each day? RY X's Howling, and sunshine.

Currently obsessing over... all things Portugal, including Vinho Verde, a century-old farm retreat in Alentejo called Sao Lourenco do Barrocal, and a strong desire to live in Lisbon; my green carry-on suitcase from AWAY; my 11-month old niece Poppy; a little town in Austria called Bad Gastein (known as the 'Berlin of the Alps'); kathleen whitaker's staple earrings; getting up on a longboard (I'm still trying!); Pugliese food; cosy pubs and roaring open fires in Melbourne's winter; cooking with thyme; and Yogi detox tea.

What's on your stereo at the moment? Sylvan Esso, The National, Radiohead, Mazzy Star, Lord Huron, The Babe Rainbow, Rufus, Arcade Fire, Karen O.

Who is inspiring you? A boy named Christmas.

Words you live by… No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.