Borders and Burpees

About Us


My name’s Emily and I’m a travel and fitness blogger, currently based in Glasgow.

Having grown up in the expat world and continued to travel on my own accord, I consider myself to be an experienced traveller.  When I was 19 and still at uni, I decided to do something useful with my summer so I spent my days getting myself TEFL qualified then ventured off to Thailand on my own and taught English as a foreign language. After this amazing experience I returned back to reality to continue my degree and following graduation I decided to venture off to Australia where I tried my luck at backpacking and had a variety of typical backpacker jobs – working in a hostel for accommodation, doing soul destroying call centre work, cafe work and finally, last but by no means least, I dived into banana farming. My job title was ‘stool counter’ – I kid you not! The Aussies didn’t quite seem to understand the significance of this but whilst it wasn’t glamorous, it wasn’t what you think it was. Essentially I was counting and measuring trees. How many? Well, I worked out that we would have measured a minimum of 97,500 trees during our three month stint. Ouch!

Although I’ve been lucky to travel and see a lot of the world, there is still SO much more out there and I haven’t covered anywhere near even a quarter of it. Below is a map of countries I’ve visited – hopefully over time I’ll be able to add to this and will be able to share my experiences with you.

To give you a better glimpse into my life – when I’m not exercising, travelling or glued to my keyboard, I’m often found curled up on the couch with a glass of wine in my hand, watching trashy TV that nobody likes to admit they watch – you name it, I’ve probably seen it!

And aside from the obvious travelling and fitness, I’m passionate about a lot of things but I’m also definitely an ‘everything in moderation’ kind of girl! I don’t think it’s healthy to focus your energy on one particular thing, although maybe that’s just the excuse I keep telling myself because I’m actually far too indecisive to choose! Seriously, ask anyone – I struggle to pick food from a menu and deciding what clothes to wear each morning is like sitting an exam – my brain can’t cope. And don’t even get me started on picking a movie to watch – you may as well call it a night as three hours later I’ll still be swithering between The Shawshank Redemption and Crazy, Stupid, Love . Two brilliant films but who am I to choose between Morgan Freeman’s soothing voice and Ryan Gosling’s charm?


I’m Lynne, a self confessed fitness and travel junkie.

My other passion is fitness, and this grew from a need to balance out my love of eating and drinking everything in sight when travelling! Whether it is hitting the road for a run, getting my sweat on at the gym, getting lost on a hill or squeezing in whatever exercises I can in a tiny hotel room – if I’m out of breath and my muscles ache, I’m happy.

I’m delighted that Emily has asked me to be part of her blog and I look forward to sharing my latest exercise and travel adventures with you.


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