Who is Travelling Jezebel?
Hello, I’m Dani! I’m a twenty-something from Manchester who has spent the better part of 4 years travelling the world. I’ve volunteered at orphanages in Morocco, worked on a beach in Cambodia, taught English in Poland, backpacked through the Balkans and so much more.
I am passionate about encouraging people to explore the lesser known destinations that they may not ordinarily consider. You will not find travel guides to Paris and Barcelona on this blog but you WILL find tales of wineries in Moldova, countries that don’t exist and white sand beaches in Albania! I also travel alone and on a budget so I will always recommend the hostels that I stay in, as well as including as many backpacker-specific tips as I can in order to help you enjoy your trips just as much as I enjoy mine!
I’m also extremely passionate about human rights and women’s issues, specifically human trafficking and modern day slavery. I think that one of the things that can provoke real change is by raising awareness of these issues and telling people how they can spot the signs of modern slavery and what they can do to help. For this reason, you will find many articles about this topic, as well as other articles about human rights and women’s rights.
On Travelling Jezebel you’ll find a combination of off the beaten path travel, human rights articles, and real, unfiltered talk. I don’t mince my words, I don’t keep quiet if I see something I disagree with (like promoting Saudi Arabia for heaven’s sake) and I’m definitely more likely to have a beer in my hand than a kale smoothie.
What’s in a name?
Jezebel was one of the bad girls in the Bible. She was an outspoken woman in a hugely patriarchal society, a foreigner in a xenophobic land, a meddler in political affairs and a woman who was prepared to kill for what she believed in.
When Jezebel knew that her nemesis and own servants were going to brutally murder her, she didn’t run. She styled her hair, painted her face, put on her best robes and waited. When Jehu, her arch enemy, arrived at the gate, she taunted him, saying ‘Is it peace, Zimri, murderer of your master?’ remaining dignified until the end.
The name Jezebel has come to be associated with wickedness, blasphemy, prostitution and betrayal, but for me, Jezebel was a strong woman who fought hard, loved harder, and never backed down from what she believed in.
I believe that the world needs more Jezebels.
If you’re interested in reading more about Jezebel’s story and the context surrounding it, click here for a fascinating breakdown.
Where to Start?
If you’re new here, or would just like an overview, here are some of my favourite posts!
Need some inspiration to travel?
Advice and How To’s
The Serious Stuff…