First things first: welcome to solosophie.  My name is Sophie and I’m from… well I’m not sure anymore! I love coffee, Paris, and wine (not necessarily in that order!) Self-confessed francophile and avid reader, I moved to Paris in 2015… and didn’t look back. That same year I started this blog.

In August 2015, I literally had no idea the direction my life was headed in. Spoiler alert: I still don’t. But I’ve always been the kind of girl with 5million random facts in her head and nowhere to put them (so I started a blog!). I created this space online to share my passion for, well, life (but mainly travel). On this blog, you’ll find tips on offbeat travel destinations that aren’t in any guidebooks, photography tips, quirky trivia & a continual stream of wanderlust inspiration.

I’m all about exploring your own backyard just as much as hopping on a plane across the Atlantic (if only I could do this more often). After, all, adventure is often just around the corner: this blog is all a reflection of that mindset.

Who am I?

So who am I? Well, I grew up in a small village in the English Countryside and it was pretty beautiful. My parents still live there and I visit as often as I can- I miss my dog lots too! Despite all the greenery and constant rain (ha!), at 18 I couldn’t wait to leave. So I packed my life into my Mum’s little Fiat 500 and moved to the biggest city I could possibly imagine at the time to study at University (London).

But then… that wasn’t enough either. I wanted to see even more. I went on my first solo trip aged 18.  I solo travelled more out of necessity rather than want. The night before my first solo trip I cried (lol- what even, I’m such a baby). ‘What if I got lost?’ ‘What if my passport got stolen?’.

Well, it obviously worked out okay because I went solo again aged 19. That was the trip. I had caught ‘the bug‘. I had an insatiable case of wanderlust with no known cure. The more I travelled, the more I wanted to see. Kinda cliché, right?

At 21, I moved to Paris, France. I fell in love with the city… and with a local; walking cliché, I know! (He helps fix my blog quite a lot too…) Anyway, around that time, I also picked up my first camera and started taking photos.

I’m now living in London, studying to (finally) finish my degree and updating my blog whenever I can. I also hop back across the channel to visit my boyfriend when I can (afford to). I say finally completing my degree because it’s been 5 years in the making; most people do the course I’m studying in three…

Anyways, I hope you’ll like it here.

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P.s. I’m currently writing a book so watch this space!

P.p.s. the photo was taken by my sister (charlottenadeau.com).

Still want to know more? Check out my F.A.Q page!


  • Reply ToniAnn 5th February 2017 at 5:53 am

    🙂 congrats! gl on your book!

  • Reply Cassidy 12th December 2016 at 6:06 am

    Great page! I have a similar story and I just couldn’t help but notice how good of a writer you are <3 I followed you in Instagram! @cassidyslockett

  • Reply Sabrina 9th June 2016 at 1:10 pm

    Hi Sophie,

    I totally share your passion for traveling. 😀 I also love exploring and learning new languages. Hahahaha and the question ‘window or aisle’ is really redundant. I also choose window every time 😉

  • Reply Emily 22nd February 2016 at 4:54 pm

    So thrilled to have found another travelling classicist 🙂 How are you finding the a6000? Hoping to get hold of one in Bolvia but postage is proving a little tricky!

  • Reply Astarie Dennis 25th January 2016 at 2:12 am

    This is so awesome! I can relate to this feeling. At 19 I moved hours away from my home and lived on my own ever since. I love your sense of adventure. Can’t wait to see more!

  • Reply Lizzy 31st December 2015 at 6:07 am

    Great story! Can’t wait to do something similar myself! I have a quick question because you mentioned you are studying in Paris….are you doing so through an exchange program from a university in your home country or did you just apply with the university in Paris with intentions do complete your entire degree in France??? 🙂

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