Lydia Michael


Hi everyone! My name is Lydia and my journey of becoming a traveller started from a very young age. As a child, I grew up listening to my parents' stories of their road trips around Europe and life in the Middle East. Thus, I knew from before even going to school that I wanted to do that too. At the age of 18 I left my tiny country, Cyprus, to study Environmental Science at the University of Leeds in the UK. Since then I was able to travel, volunteer and work abroad. Nowadays, I work as a freelance travel writer and I volunteer frequently as a global studies or English teacher for high school students online. Meanwhile, I share my experiences and ambition of bringing awareness of the importance of diversity, harmony, and unity to the world through my travel blog Stories of Yesterday and podcast Modern Mythology.

  • 21 of the Most Romantic Lake Resorts Around the World

    Brace yourself: you’re about to get lost in brilliant blue waters, beautiful high peaks, and lush emerald forests. Whether you dream of exploring Patagonia’s other-worldly landscapes, trekking alongside lions in Africa, or relaxing in European hot pools with majestic mountains jutting across the skyline, these top lake resorts promise the perfect balance of rest, romance, […]