My name is LC and I’m the writer, artist and photographer behind Birdgehls, a Melbourne-based responsible travel blog.

I’ve been travelling since, well, I was a teeny tot, and I’ve been interested in the environment for almost as long. I founded Birdgehls in 2014 and originally intended it to be an expat blog. However, the more I got involved in travel blogging, the more I recognised (at the time) a distinct lack of sustainable and responsible travel blogs.

Having given up plastic in 2016, I started blogging about this process and have a backlog of content on avoiding plastic while you travel. This blog now focuses on responsible tourism, with an emphasis on history, conservation, nature, urban art, off-the-path destinations and local experiences.


I have lived in both the UK and the Middle East and travelled to 40 countries, across 5 continents. As someone with a background of working in tourism and content creation, I specialise in writing detailed day-by-day itineraries and feature articles, with bright engaging photos and a sprinkling of humour. Well. I think I’m funny, at least.

This is in keeping with this blog’s overall ethos, to travel with a conscience and a sense of humour.

I believe authenticity is important on the internet, so I am selective in who I work with. Local operators in Australia are more than welcome to get in contact. I will generally only review and recommend an item that I would use myself. See my eco-friendly travel resources, for an idea of what this could be.

Please note, I do not work for exposure. You can request my rate card and media kit through the form below.


Due to the high volume of emails received, please allow 5-8 business days for a response.

As a travel blog and not an agency, I am unable to put together itineraries for your own travels. I have nine year’s worth of content, which should aid you in your trip planning. If you’re travelling to Australia, my Australia travel guide is extensive.

Before you contact me, please note I currently do not accept guest posts by companies or individuals. Any requests of this nature will not be responded to.

Thanks for your comment or query!



I acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which this blog
is written, and pay my respects to Elders past and present. Always was, always will be Aboriginal land.


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