I’m Monica and I’m a British travel blogger.

I began travel blogging in 2009 when I left the UK to travel for two years. I bought a backpack and a one-way ticket to Australia and had the most amazing 2 years of my life as I travelled through Asia and around Oz in a battered old campervan. From the moment that ticket was booked I was hooked on travel and I’ve barely stopped ever since.

I’m now based in the UK and travel as much as I can. Sometimes it will be close to home in England or Wales but I still travel far and wide and I’ll show you how you can too!

Ssi-ch is all about weekend breaks and affordable adventures. I love exploring new countries and cultures, getting involved with exciting activities and generally having fun. I also love the stylish side of travel and I like to stay in nice hotels and eat in stylish or unusual restaurants. I’m not always talking about 5* glamour but affordable luxury and unusual experiences.

My travel style has changed slightly as I’m now a mum to two gorgeous boys, George (3) and Joseph (2). We travel as a family as much as possible but I also enjoy the odd mum-cation, a romantic trip or a holiday with my friends.

I don’t ‘travel hack’ in the traditional sense of collecting points but travel hacking to me is all about getting as much out of every travel experience possible. It’s about travelling more, seeing more, doing more, experiencing more and getting more for your money.

If you’d like to know more, check out my frequently asked questions.


If you’d like to know even more, take a look at these features and interviews I’ve done:

– Holiday Lettings

– World First

– eDreams

– flipkey

 – Huffington Post

– Cosmopolitan UK

in Time Out Magazine

Time Out London

Trek America

Featured on City Trip Planner

Stena Line

Direct Line Holidays

Who’s Monica Stott – gapyear.com


Featured Travel Blogger of the day – HotelsCombined

Meet Travel Blogger Monica Stott – yTravel Blog

Traveller’s Profile – Monica Stott – Gringos Abroad

Thursday Traveller – A Dangerous Business

If you’d like to see more, here are some photos of me doing weird and wonderful things around the world…

Running down sand dunes
Halong Bay in Vietnam
Everyone loves a giant walnut
Prior to the epic drive along the Nullabor, Australia
That’s why I’m not a gymnast
Climbing Mt Kinabalu (smiling through gritted teeth!)
The first fish I ever caught while living and working on Mackerel Island
Go Go Power Rangers! Excited before my first ever diving drip
Driving ‘The Green Machine’ around Oz
My wheels on Magnetic Island, Oz
Fave pic ever
Yes, that’s a Komodo Dragon behind me!
The Three Lakes in Flores, Indonesia
Diving the USAT Liberty shipwreck in Bali
Contemplating life with a view over Phi Phi
Skydiving over Rainbow Beach, OzWhithaven BeachFull Moon party in ThailandDiving the USAT Liberty shipwreck in BaliThe Three Lakes in Flores, Indonesia


Full Moon party in Thailand
Whitehaven Beach

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  1. I just love your blog! I’m a travel addict myself and love a bit of luxury, so I really appreciate your posts. Looking forward to reading more! 🙂

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Ssi-ch Travel Blog

Ssi-ch is a blog about stylish adventure travel and affordable luxury.

We believe luxurious travel can be affordable and isn't just for the rich. Follow along with our worldwide adventures as we share our trips and tips for incredible travel experiences on a modest budget.