Yo! My name is LC Hunter. I’m in my late twenties and hail from Australia.
Ah, what’s the site about?
I don’t have a tattoo because I got nail art once and was sick of looking at it four days in.
For the same reason, I don’t blog about the same topic. My main interests are sustainable travel (particularly living without plastic), green lifestyle, backyard explorations, as well as travel around the Nordics, the UK and Ireland. I particularly like to take road trips and prefer travelling by boat or train over planes, any day.
I also like to write cultural musings on my own country of Australia and expat life (I’ve lived in Sydney, London and Doha in the past).
Travel with a conscience and a sense of humour.
The main aim here on Birdgehls is to be as environmentally friendly as possible and remain passionate about exploring the world, whilst inspiring a few laughs. Hopefully.
Birdgehls started in a living room out in Zone 5 of West London in 2014. I’d just moved to the UK’s capital and needed a side project to stop me going loopy in between applying for job, after job, after job…
I started up the site with one of my best friends, who was living in New York at the time. We blogged together, until other commitments ate up her time. Now it’s just me here, on my lonesome. The blog name remains pluralised, in honour of my pal and the wonderful friendship we have together.
Why the name? The original inspiration came from this haunting song, written by Antony & The Johnsons. Also, because birds are rad and Australians can’t curl the ‘r’ in girls – we pronounce it “gehls”. It’s a bugger to spell, which is something I wish I’d thought of four years ago, but there you go.
Some of my favourite posts are:
Why We Do It
Would You Survive a Zombie Apocalypse?
A Two Week Road Trip For Exploring Ireland
Goodbye to Number 53, the House That Was a Home
What Not to Do When Visiting Australia
Why Summer is the Worst Time is Visit Australia
Highlights and Oddities From a Road Trip Around Tasmania
Please note that I DO NOT accept guest posts on this blog.
Thanks for stopping by!
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