Hey! Welcome to On The Fly, a blog about travel, and not much more! I’m Fizz, and I started this blog three years ago as a fresh-out-of-exams 18-year-old who struggled to describe herself once the word “student” was no longer entirely accurate. I adore athletics and the gym, good food (either cooked by me or for me), travelling, live music, my family and my cats. I’m equally happy dancing the night away as I am tucked in bed watching Netflix.
I am an undergratuate Psychology student from North Yorkshire in England, although I’m currently based in Gothenburg, Sweden, as I complete a year of exchange studies there. Before this, my love of travel had taken me to Spain, Iceland, Ecuador and beyond.
In the early days of the blog I loved sharing my travel experiences, tips for eco-friendly living and, occasionally, some more reflective posts about whatever I felt the need to write down. I’ve especially loved being able to work with other bloggers for my interview series.
Since then though, I’ve taken a long hiatus and come to the realisation that blogging for the sake of blogging isn’t for me, so I took a step back from trying to churn out weekly posts and stopped curating the perfect Instagram feed. Nowadays, On The Fly is where I recount my personal travel experiences so I have something to look back on, and for family and friends (and perhaps the occasional other blogger) to read.
I simply enjoy being able to share what I’ve seen and learned about new places, and my posts are often packed with the random nuggets of information that I gather while I’m away.
Why the name? Well, at the time of starting the blog, it really did feel like I was winging it, or making everything up “on the fly” – and I liked the pun. Unfortunately, it does make a lot of people think I’m a fly fishing blog, but after this long, it’s kind of stuck!
If you stop by, and my stories entertain you, please do leave a comment to say hello! Or get in touch if you’d like; you can find out how to do that here.
Posts to read to get to know me:
All about my first month in Gothenburg