Hello and welcome to my blog, My Midlands Life. My name’s Catherine and I’m based in the Midlands region of the UK. For the last three and a bit years I’ve been fortunate enough to have a job that enabled me to travel overseas for around 12 weeks per year. Although I loved my job, I found out that business travel sounds much more glamourous than it actually is. I’ve now moved to a more UK-based role to be able to spend more time at home, whether that’s vegging on the sofa or spending it with family and friends.

I love to follow travel blogs by full-time bloggers and pick up on their travel tips and advice, but for the vast majority of us it’s not necessarily feasible to do anything like this kind of travel what with jobs, families and a whole host of other reasons. The aim of my blog is to try and show how it’s still possible to have some great travel experiences, whether you’re travelling for work with limited time to spare, are only looking to spend a few days away from home for a short holiday or even just want some day-trip inspiration in your local area.


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The content on this blog is meant to be for informational purposes only based on my own personal experiences.

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