My Journey

Everybody has a story that is what makes life so interesting. Here is a little of my story and why I created Loving The Journeys.


Hey there, I’m Isla

,,I didn’t grow up thinking I wanted to travel in fact when I was younger, I dreamed of a life settled somewhere with a man and 2.5 kids and a dog with a garden. Which would have been a beautiful life but not the life I was meant to have. As I grew up, I was always a little unsettled and when I went to university, I moved to the furthest away one in Scotland from home in Aberdeen and ended up running bars and clubs there. A few years in I came into some money curtesy of my Grandparents, and I think they dreamed of me using it on a house or a car or maybe even a marriage but instead I decided to travel, well not just travel but backpack. As a girly girl I don’t think that anyone expected me to follow through but off I went booking the cheapest flight out of Glasgow and spent a month travelling western Europe. That trip taught me who I really was or who I was meant to be, and I had caught the travel bug. When I came back and tried to go back to work again the itchy feet set in but sadly, I had no money left. After asking Google how best to work and travel I found cruise ships came up number one and after seeking advice from my mother I decided to leave the job, the house and the man behind and go to sea and travel the world.


Details on your next destination

Find Your Destination


Confessions of a cruise ship crew

Cruise Ship Confessions


Everyone has a story..

 What is your story? I would love to hear one of your travel stories or adventures. One of the most amazing thing that I have found when traveling is that everyone has these amzing stories of where they have been or what they have done or what has brought them to that place in life. If you would like to share your story please send us an email with your story and if you want to share it with the world then we would love to share your story as a blog. When you email us let us know if it is private – just for us, or public – to be shared on the website and if you want your name to be used or it to be annonymous. 

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If you have made it here then you are a part of my tribe and I would love to connect with you on Socials. 

My most up to date adventures are documented on instagram so please follow by clicking the link below. We look forward to seeing you there. 


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Loving The Journeys

We Can’t Wait To See Where Your Next Journey Will Take You!