About Me

About Me


So this is me: Claire Sturzaker aka @clairesturz

A thirty-something dreamer, traveller and lost soul; wandering the Earth until I find what I’m looking for.  A food, drink and life-lover, my wanderlust keeps growing by the day!

This blog began in 2013, as Tales of Barcelona.  I moved to Barcelona after having somewhat of a mid-life crisis, and on a cold, wet October day in Manchester, England, I made up my mind & booked my one-way flight for Barcelona!

However, after a couple of years there my feet started to itch once again.  This time, South America was calling me.  So I decided to quit my job in Barcelona, and booked another one way ticket – this time to Bolivia – and began a journey to discover South America for myself.

Tales of Barcelona became Tales of a Backpacker as I set off on my travels, with a backpack on my back & walking boots on my feet.  I began to write about my adventures, as well as tips, tricks and musings about life on the road.  I have now returned from South America and have realised I love to write about travel.  I want to share the very best locations, attractions and accommodations that offer good value for money in each of the destinations I visit.

I hope this blog inspires other people to travel – I have proved that women over 30 can travel solo too, and if I can do it, so can you!

Happy travels, wherever your feet may take you!

Love Claire xx



8 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hi Claire
    Have a happy birthday … Thanks for visiting Peru .

    Fue un gusto compartir contigo el viaje de Huaraz a Lima.

  2. oh boy, another Spain blog to follow! My dream is to retire to Malaga and hopefully in about 4 years. Nice to meet you. I’m going to have a look around your blog now 🙂

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