Hi there! My name is Racquel Hardie (or ‘Rac’ as derived by my family and friends) and welcome to my little corner of the internet where I share bits and bobs of my life and my travels! I’m an Australian living in London (original, right?), and I work in tourism for a youth touring company. In 2014 I hopped on a plane for the first time and travelled to New Zealand; this is where my appreciation and love for discovery began. Three years later, I embarked on an epic two month solo journey around the UK, Ireland and Europe where I unexpectedly fell in love with the city of London and the whole of England for that matter. In February 2019, after a year of planning and with my one way ticket to London in hand, I set out on my current journey to live and work in the UK.

And now you’re all up to speed!

Initially, I created this blog waaay back in June 2014 as a place to share snippets of my very ordinary life, and while you’ll still find plenty of lifestyle-focused posts on here, this blog has evolved into anĀ  amalgamation of posts detailing my travels and insights of being an Australian in England, hence its name ‘Abroad with Rac’! Additionally, I have a background in graphic design and business academics, and I enjoy photography and storytelling too, so you may occasionally find references pulled from these topics also!

I don’t want to make this introduction too long so I’ll end it here. I hope you’ll enjoy your time browsing Abroad with Rac, and remember to always say yes to new adventures!