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ABOUT LOCA4MOTION

This travel photography blog records brief moments that have touched my life while living and roving overseas.

As a contributing guidebook author, my published work appears in the first print edition of V!VA Travel Guides Guatemala and in the Guatemala section of V!VA travel Guides website. I’m also a contributor to International Living.

Check out my portfolio for links to my published travel articles, reviews and photos.

My name is Lucy Brown. Thanks for stopping by!

ABOUT LUCY’S TRAVELS

Roaming the globe, seeking adventure and chasing dreams are my way of life. The kick of living in foreign cultures and the challenge of learning new languages, keeps my thirst for adventure and fresh experiences alive.

From England, an English teacher in Thailand for over five years and more briefly in London and Guatemala, I’m now following my passions of photography and writing.

Horseback riding, hiking, swimming, running, cycling, kayaking and relaxing outdoors surrounded by the peace and beauty of nature are my other pleasures.

My wanderings have taken me throughout South East Asia, Latin America, Mongolia, China, Australia, New Zealand, slices of The United States and Europe.

I now speak better Spanish than Thai after backpacking a year around South America and months through Panama, Costa Rica and Nicaragua.

My home for five years was also the cobbled, colonial city of Antigua fringed by three volcanoes in central Guatemala. Check out my article Life is Simpler, Freer and More Vibrant in International Living Magazine to find out why I ended up staying so long there.

Thailand however, beckoned me back with memories of carefree, beachside living, running on fiery, wet sand and Tom Yam sizzled taste buds. My love for all things Thai is being rekindled as I search for my next home and new adventures!

Leave a comment at the bottom of this page, email me at loca4motion@gmail.com or use the contact form below. Thanks!

32 responses

  1. Wonderful, amazing photos! I love them and am excited to read more of your blog! It is right up my alley.

    February 17, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    • Thank you so much thirdeyemom! It’s my passion and it’s always great to get feedback. I’ve just taken a look at your blog too and love it! I haven’t made it to Nepal yet but it’s one place I’d still love to go. The prayer flags and temples remind me of Mongolia – I still have a ton of photos to post from there so hope you enjoy them!

      February 17, 2011 at 10:58 pm

  2. Stunning photos. There’s nothing more carefree and natural then to wander the earth. Share our experiences with others and prosper. Really loved your blog, from one traveler to another, Im subscribing.

    February 27, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    • Thank you so much! It really means a lot when a complete stranger tells me they love my blog! I agree, part of the wonder of wandering is sharing those experiences. I’m now off for a tour of your blog.

      February 27, 2011 at 9:48 pm

  3. I write in my blog experiences of my life in the patagonia, you I have liked blog very much, also I am fond of the photography.
    I wait for you you he visits, my blog this one in Spanish, but you can translate for google.
    A greeting and congratulations ¡

    Adiós
    Cruz del Sur

    April 5, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    • Gracias por la visita y por tomar el tiempo escribir un comentario. Ya he visto tu blog y he dejado un comentario tambien. No necesito traducir en google porque hablo español suficiente despues de vivir en Guatemala por 3 años. Mucha suerte con tu blog.

      April 6, 2011 at 9:24 pm

  4. This evening observe your blog, mounting horses in Mongolia, extraordinary photographies, trips for the world, also you are a very nice woman …
    It will be a pleasure to be in contact.
    A big greeting for you …
    C.
    Do I write to you in Spanish?

    April 6, 2011 at 9:09 am

  5. Lucy, gracias de nuevo por tu respuesta.
    Aquí en el sur austral, tienes un amigo para lo tú necesites…
    C.

    April 7, 2011 at 12:10 am

  6. Just read your feature about Antigua in IL. We have begun our international living adventure and will be enjoying life and working from Guatemala (Lago Atitlan) starting December 1st to March 31st. We would love to get in touch when we’re in Antigua.

    Check us out here: http://www.facebook.com/whitecollarvagabond

    Best wishes,

    Jen & Konrad

    July 7, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    • Hi Jen and Konrad,

      Thanks, so glad you enjoyed my IL article. I also have a photo and short piece about Mongolia coming out in IL’s August issue and I’m currently writing an article about living in Antigua (including costs) for their website.

      You’ll love Lago Atitlan! What a great place to be based. I’d love to meet you both when you’re in Antigua so just drop me an email when you’re in town at: loca4motion@gmail.com

      By the way, there are two free magazines covering Guatemala that you can browse online. Here are the links: http://revuemag.com/ and http://grupoquepasa.com/ Also check out: http://antiguadailyphoto.com/ and http://www.xeladailyphoto.com/

      Best of luck with your new international living adventure and safe and happy travels. I’ll be following you on Facebook!

      Lucy

      July 7, 2011 at 7:57 pm

  7. Hi Lucy,

    I recently read your article in International Living. I am moving to Antigua in 2 weeks and could not be more excited! I love your blog and your photographs and I look forward to reading/seeing more from you:-)

    ~ Katie

    July 11, 2011 at 2:21 pm

  8. Your Blog is wonderful. I like the pictures you posted & I will come back from time to time to check out your new posts. I love to travel, especially to Tunisia & Egypt, have a look at my posts about if you want.

    Greets 🙂

    July 16, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    • Thank you so much! Glad you’re enjoying my blog! I haven’t made it yet to Tunisia and Egypt so will check out your blog too.

      July 18, 2011 at 12:09 pm

      • If you ever want to go there, let me know. Maybe I can help you to find nice places 😀 I travelled already 16 times to Tunisia 😀

        July 26, 2011 at 10:08 am

      • Thanks! That’s a lot of times – you must really like it there! Some day I’ll go for sure.

        July 26, 2011 at 10:28 am

  9. I also read your article about Antigua on IL’s Facebook site and have been enjoying your photos this morning. I love seeing the country through the faces in your photos!

    July 24, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    • Thanks so much Galen! It’s makes me really happy to know others are enjoying the places I’ve been to through my photos. I just took a look at your blog and have great respect for you adopting 10 kids with special needs. That must take a huge amount of energy and dedication!

      July 26, 2011 at 10:00 am

  10. Lucy,
    I have been feeling what you did.
    My kids are involved in their own life, I am single, teach sustainbilty leadership using the wisdom of the indigenous cultures, have studied shamanism in Peru and head up a national leadership institute in higher educaiton. I also write, sometimes more than others. I was a reporter for Postive News. I have traveled to every state and province, yucatan, persu, costa rica, honduras, mexico with plans to go to Stonehenge in April.

    Now the good stuff.
    I am ready in the next year to take leap…my senses are alive when I am in new surroundings, reaching out to connect.

    How did you, do you, connect the dots? to move from here to there?

    Thanks for being you…Lee

    July 31, 2011 at 10:15 am

    • Thanks for your comment Lee. Just curious but where did you hear about my blog? And to where are you planning on taking the leap? I’m from the UK but so far haven’t been to Stonehenge.

      How do I connect the dots to move from one place to another? It’s all been about dreams, what life has presented me and how I feel at the time about something. I moved to Thailand because it was the first teaching job offered to me, I’d already traveled there, loved it and it seemed like my destiny to return. I left there for my lifelong dream to go to the Amazon which led to other travels and eventually to Guatemala to improve my Spanish. And so it has been with all my travels. After the initial idea everything has fallen into place! One dream or idea has led to the next and so it will continue!

      I looked at your website and am intrigued by what you do especially your role as a healer using energy medicine. What are your ideas on healing someone with cancer and the power of positive thinking and intense meditation for healing? Or is that not something you deal with? I’d love to know more about what you do.

      Thanks for your contact.
      Lucy

      July 31, 2011 at 12:55 pm

  11. Criag

    Lucy,
    What steps did u take to become a travel writer? I want to write about the places that I have traveled to and get paid for it. Could you give me any tips? I lived in Guatemala for 21 years and know Antigua well.

    February 10, 2012 at 12:42 pm

  12. You’re it! Have fun….
    http://thirdeyemom.com/2012/02/22/thirdeyemom-has-been-tagged/

    P.s….will contact you via email soon with my plans and info for Guat. visit!

    February 22, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    • Nicole, thanks for tagging me! I’m a little busy at present so not sure when I’ll be able to do it. I don’t normally participate in things like that but I love your questions so I’ll see when I have more time.
      I’ve been thinking about you! Not long now and can’t wait to meet you!!!

      February 23, 2012 at 7:04 am

  13. Wow great! U can speak Spanish and Thai, awesome! Great blog to share your wonderful traveling experience. Looking forward to more!

    Zahar
    http://izaharjournal.wordpress.com/

    March 5, 2012 at 6:06 am

    • Thanks Zahar! I think my Thai is still somewhere behind my Spanish but will find out how much I’ve really remembered when I go back to Thailand this year. I’ll check out your blog too!

      March 5, 2012 at 7:57 am

  14. Im glad I found Your blog ❤ I love The top pic from Todos Santos:-)

    March 2, 2013 at 3:24 am

    • Thanks for dropping by and commenting! I’ll check out your blog later.

      March 2, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    • Thanks also for the follow! I’ve only just seen this.

      March 2, 2013 at 9:28 pm

  15. A lovely blog you have! 🙂 I loved the parasol post. Following you from now on!

    July 3, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    • Thank you so much Suze! It’s always good to know it’s appreciated. I just checked out a few of your posts and will be stopping by again!

      July 3, 2013 at 8:45 pm

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