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 local gems 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’ve always loved 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’ve been known to go miles out of my way to discover the most bizarre sight.

I try to post regularly on Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week but honestly, I tend to be a bit sporadic… but I do 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 also write features and other things!

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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