Hi, I’m Leanne!

Leanne Bates of Northern Girl TravelsFeeling like a small fish in a big pond, I graduated from Liverpool John Moores University in summer 2014. With my Journalism degree under my fins, my boyfriend James and I packed our backpacks. Our first stop was probably the most cliché destination of the hour, South East Asia and Australia. With an ever changing ever growing bucket list, we plan on working abroad and exploring the world for as long as we can.

I grew up in Bradford, West Yorkshire, but I haven’t lived there since I was 18. I’m currently a copywriter for an advertising company on the sunny Gold Coast in Queensland. Although I plan on spending the majority of my twenties travelling to various destinations, I am still a home bird at heart. Our Kia Sportage has been our carriage from Perth to the Gold Coast and she’s still going strong. Have a look around and follow our journey!

Me & James at Currumbin Rock Pools