About Me


Ellie seymour travel blogger authorHello! Thank you for dropping by. If you want to know a bit more about me, I’m Ellie – a travel blogger and author from Brighton, England.

I started my blog Ellie & Co in 2016 as a distraction after leaving a job on a travel magazine. At the time, I’d also lived in Brighton for aaaages and was getting a bit bored. So, to inspire me and stop me watching telly all day long, I started ‘investigating’ little-known Brighton and favourite local haunts and posting about my curious finds.

I was born in on the west-coast of Scotland, but grew up a London girl, so I don’t have a Scottish accent at all. I came to Brighton pretty much on a whim in the early 2000s. I studied English Literature at university, I’ve worked on a kibbutz in Israel making horse riding boots (!) and am obsessed with New York (I go there every year – see here).

I cut my teeth on the kinds of small business-to-business magazines you see on Have I Got News for You (!). Dull, maybe, but through them, I travelled the world:  Valencia, Munich, Monte Carlo, Tallin, Morocco, Toronto, Singapore, South Korea, Shanghai, Beijing, Sydney, Tasmania… Buxton and Birmingham.

I consider my blog a travel blog of curiosities. This is because when visiting a place, I love hunting out beautiful, unusual and unique places that are off the beaten path or I haven’t heard about too much, when I travel. I also steer clear of chains, preferring unique and authentic hotels with character and charm (that don’t cost the earth).

I try to post regularly on Tuesday and Thursday OR Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week and am becoming less sporadic as my blog grows. I also have a newsletter.

Interesting fact: Only a year after starting my blog I was asked to write Secret Brighton, a guidebook to little-known Brighton. I have since published a second guide, Secret Sussex.

If you want to have a chat you can email me at hello@ellieandco.co.uk or use the contact form below.

Thanks for stopping by!

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