Hello! I’m Lucie
PHOTOGRAPHER, WRITER, NATURE LOVER
Three years ago, I decided to change my path from becoming a lawyer to following my passion as a photographer and writer. Being curious about our world, I have been committed to exploring and constantly learning from other cultures, sharing my experiences through my art to inspire others.
Throughout my journey, I started noticing things that bothered me and made me question our impact on nature. In Iceland, for example, people were not respecting the fragile environment of some places by going over fences to take perfect photos and selfies or using their cars to access remote sites, destroying flora and fauna. The more I travelled, and more I noticed this kind of negative behaviour towards nature and local communities.
Protecting the places I visit quickly became fundamental to me. For my Master’s degree, I decided to write my memoir about social media and its impact on travelling. I had the chance to learn more about the environmental and cultural consequences of tourism on our world and use this information to educate myself and shape my work around sustainable and responsible travel.
Since then, my goal has become simple:
Inspire others to explore whilst caring for our planet.
━ The Mindful Traveller
The Mindful Traveller
Here are a few facts about me…
- I am French. I was born in the South of Paris but moved to the UK in 2016 to study Law. And I never left 🙂
- I have a dog, Crunch (a Cocker Spaniel) and a horse, El Beauty (a New Forest) – and they keep me very busy!
- I love travelling and living unique experiences. So far, my favourite trip was a cruise along the Norwegian fjords in winter.
- I am a photographer and writer but also a 200-hour registered yoga teacher – and I love helping others feel good on and off the mat!
THE FAVOURITE PLACE YOU HAVE EVER VISITED?
Hard question! I have visited many beautiful places, but I would have to say the Norwegian fjords in winter. I truly fell in love with the atmosphere of this place and the hospitality of the local people.
WHICH IS YOUR FAVOURITE EUROPEAN CITY?
I, of course, love Paris and its architecture. But for now, my favourite city is Rome. The history and heritage of this place are incredible. I loved discovering each part of the city and wandering through its streets.
WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED FROM TRAVELLING?
I learned a lot, and I continue to do so on every trip. I have learned about the world – wildlife and nature, other cultures and myself. I believe that travelling makes you appreciate so much more what you have and who you are.
HOW MANY COUNTRIES HAVE YOU VISITED?
So far, I have visited 14 countries and 4 continents – Tunisia, Malta, Spain, Germany, Italy, Greece, Austria, the US, Vietnam, Norway, Finland, UK, Ireland, and Iceland.
HOW DO YOU DOCUMENT YOUR TRIPS?
I love documenting my trips. It is something essential to me! I always journal whilst I travel – I love writing, drawing, and collecting memories and polaroids. I also take pictures and videos with my camera, but I always wait to be back home to edit them, as I prefer to fully enjoy my trip and be in the present moment.
WHAT DO YOU HAVE ON YOUR TRAVEL BUCKET LIST?
Many things!! But here are some experiences I would love to live one day: a safari in Africa, sailing in Greenland and a road trip through the USA.
Want to work with The Mindful Traveller? Feel free to get in touch.