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Lisa in Costa RicaThe Dame International is a travel and lifestyle blog for curious and adventurous women who love discovering unique and interesting products, places and people. My readers enjoy making a beautiful home as much as experiencing new countries and activities. They are unconventional, big hearted and like to think for themselves.

Hi, my name is Lisa.

I’m originally from South Africa. I immigrated to the UK in 1999 and have traveled and volunteered all over the world.

Apart from blogging, I am also a Creative Virtual Assistant who works with other creative female entrepreneurs to improve their online presence,  manage their social media and more. Interested? You can hire me.

The Fun Details

I enjoy art, tattoos, horse riding, nature, dancing, travel, photography, writing and design. I am childless by choice (apart from my cat) and I have adult ADD. My heroines are Mae West, P!nk and Juliette Lewis. In 2014 I graduated from The Institute of Integrative Nutrition as an Integrative Health Coach.

Some F.A.Q.s

What is your travel style?

Now that I’m in my late 30s, I enjoy peace & quiet & comfort above all. I also like to travel as simply as possible, keeping my environmental impact in mind. I fly carry-on only and avoid party hostels. If I must stay at a hostel, I spend a long time reading reviews to find the quietest ones and always book a private room – I like having my own space and bathroom! Otherwise I try to find a great airbnb option. I’d consider myself a “flashpacker” in that I don’t travel with a backpack or as dirt cheap as possible, but I do travel on a budget. 

What is your favourite destination?

There will never be just one favourite! My Top 5 favourite places in the world so far are: Australia, South Africa, Paris, Budapest and Thailand.

Who do you travel with?

Mostly myself, sometimes with my mom (we’ve been to Amsterdam, Madrid, Florence -twice! and Budapest).

How many countries have you lived in?

Three. I was born and raised in South Africa, moved to the UK when I was 20 and spent almost 3yrs living in Australia.

Where to next?

Um, everywhere!? 😀 Apart from the many places I would love to re-visit, I still want to see Japan, California, Canada, Hawaii and lots more of Europe.

TheDameIntl at Kynance Cove, Cornwall, UK

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