Hi there! I’m Vanessa, the creator and photographer behind Wanders Miles. Originally from the UK, now in Dubai always looking for my next adventure.
I took my first backpacking trip around Turkey in my uni days whilst studying for a textile design degree at Glasgow School of Art. The excitement of discovering the unknown such as Cappadocia (before the hot air balloons and fancy hotels were a thing) and Olympus was immense. I was now the proud owner of a travel bug, one I haven’t been able to shake off since!
I moved to London where I studied for a Digital Marketing Masters whilst working in the city and heading off on adventures backpacking in Brazil, Argentina, Southern India, Philippines and Guatemala.
It was time to escape the ‘Big Smoke’ in 2015 and headed for Dubai in search of a new life and, of course, the everlasting sunshine. The beauty of being here is I’m so much closer to many more exciting destinations to feed my yearning to travel.
Since moving to Dubai, I have travelled to additional 27 countries across Africa, Central Asia, East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Not only that, I finally lived out my dream of making it to the 7th continent of Antarctica.
My ultimate heaven is finding destinations off the beaten track whether it’s up a mountain or immersing myself in local culture. I hope to share my experiences along the way to inspire people to discover what our beautiful world has to offer.