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Hi, I'm zoe

Backpacking traveller, adventure seeker, writer. Full-time explorer since May 2021, currently backpacking through South America.

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 an outdoor- and adventure-focused travel blog. Mountains and volcanos, beaches and waterfalls, hiking trails and adventure sports, and so much more. 

So whether you’re looking for something near or far, long haul or hometown, you can find your inspiration here. There’s no adventure too big or small…  

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The beautiful Kolsay Lake. The best time to visit Kazakhstan for outdoor pursuits is in the summer months
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Zoe stood inside the Registan in Samarkand, one of the landmark buildings in Uzbekistan. The blue tiled patterns are unique to this part of the world and are striking.
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The impressive mountain-top ruins of Machu Picchu, situated above the town of Aguas Calientes in Peru
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The first of 3 rainbow mountains at Palcoyo with vibrant colours in stripes
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Machu Picchu mountain is the seldom photographed mountain that sits above Machu Picchu itself with vast views
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