Hi, I'm zoe

Backpacking traveller, adventure seeker, writer.

I’ve always loved to travel. From countryside or seaside day trips in the UK to fast-paced city breaks and idyllic weeks on tropical beaches.

So, in 2021, I pressed pause on my corporate writing job to backpack around the world. A journey that is documented through the in-depth, honest and practical travel guides I write as a travel blogger.

zoegoesplaces.com is for everyone who wants to travel – near or far, long haul or hometown, rain or shine. From Shanghai to Scotland, Mexico to Manchester. The aim is to simply provide you with the information to plan and have a memorable trip.

Recent Articles

Playa Taganga is just 5 km from Santa Marta. Here you can get boats to Tayrona National Park
Playa Taganga (Is This Santa Marta’s Dirtiest Beach?)

Taganga has a huge trash problem & it's ruining Playa Taganga & Playa Grande. Find out about the problem & nearby beaches to visit instead.

Beautiful landscapes on the Camino Real Barichara-Guane in the sunshine
Walking the Barichara-Guane Camino Real: A Complete Guide

The Barichara to Guane Camino Real is a 5-km downhill walking route through beautiful countryside: quiet, peaceful and perfect for hikers!

The city of San Gil Santander as viewed from the city's viewpoint on the hill
San Gil Santander: Complete Guide to Colombia’s Adventure Capital

Off the popular backpacker trail, San Gil Santander is great for budget-friendly, high-thrill activities. Here's a complete San Gil guide...

The stunning Salto de Malacatiupan cascadas full of hot volcanic spring water
Salto de Malacatiupan (Hot Spring Waterfalls & River in El Salvador)

Experience the best of nature at El Salvador's Salto de Malacatiupan hot spring waterfalls, measuring around 36°C/97°F! Find out more...

Looking through the canyon with layers of hills rising from the central river
Chicamocha Canyon Complete Guide - Truly Spectacular!

As one of Colombia's best natural wonders, the Chicamocha Canyon is an absolute must-visit. A fun day out packed with adventure awaits!

Zoe at Quebrada Las Gachas
Quebrada Las Gachas Guadalupe: Colombia’s Best Hidden Gem

Quebrada Las Gachas in Guadalupe, Santander is truly a unique place in Colombia & worth the visit. Find out more about this hidden gem...

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