ABOUT

I'm Alicia, a British lifestyle & travel blogger based in Vancouver, Canada.

I first started Go Live Explore as a travel diary in 2014, however, it's since evolved into a lifestyle and travel brand and a place where style and adventure meet. I grew up in Nottingham in the UK and studied Law with French at University in Sheffield & in Paris. In 2015, I relocated to Vancouver with my fiancΓ© Matt after backpacking around Southeast Asia. We only intended to stay for a year, but we fell in love with life here and we've now lived in Vancouver for over 5 years (crazy!). You'll see Matt featured in a lot of my content on here and on Instagram and we regularly work & travel together to create imagery for my channels.

My blog began primarily as a hobby as I wanted to stay productive and creative while we travelled. It was initially a travel diary and I shared useful tips and advice to other backpackers travelling Asia. It's since changed direction a little, however, my love for travel remains and my primary motivation is still to create content that people find useful and that adds value.

I now write about travel, beauty, adventure, luxury, sustainability and a whole range of other lifestyle topics and to date I've travelled to over 45 destinations. I also create a lot of content related to moving abroad especially for Brits and expats wanting to live in Canada. I write a lot about Vancouver too and I still have to pinch myself that we get to call this beautiful city our home!

I'm very passionate about photography and storytelling and I like to share my experiences with my readers, educate where I can and hopefully inspire people to go, live and explore more of our world. I love writing and creating content, and I'm fortunate to work with brands that I adore through content partnerships and ambassadorships.

I've worked with brands such as La Roche-Posay, Mercedes-Benz, Google, Hong Kong Airlines, L'Oreal, H&M, Maison Birks, Fairmont Hotels, Google, Telus, Sport Chek, Kiehl's, and a range of other partners. I'm selective with who I work with and will only ever partner with brands that I truly love and use and that I'm happy to recommend to my audience.

If you want to follow along on our adventures, come say hi over on Instagram, Youtube, Facebook, or Twitter. And if you have any questions or you're a brand and would like to discuss working together, please send me an email at [email protected] and we can chat more!

16 Comments

  1. Dawnya Harder
    June 10, 2019 / 9:37 pm

    Love your blog!

    • Go Live Explore
      Author
      June 11, 2019 / 12:37 pm

      Thank you so much! πŸ™‚

  2. Sarah
    May 27, 2018 / 2:45 pm

    Just read your bio and it’s so lovely to see how much we have in common! I grew up in Nottingham until I was about 6, also studied French at Sheffield (the aim was to do a year abroad in Paris, though I ended up in Montpellier – no complaints though!) and I stumbled upon your brilliant and insightful post about moving to Canada because I’ve been dreaming of moving to Vancouver for the last few years.

    Looking forward to reading about more of your travels.

    Sarah x

  3. Olly
    June 16, 2017 / 2:21 am

    Hellllo πŸ™‚ Just wanted to say, as a fellow adventurer myself this is by fat the best travel website/blog i have ever come across. it is absolutely brilliant, well done! I too am moving to Vancouver this winter for a while to work to fund more travel. Never been to Canada before.

    Have a wonderful day,

    Olly πŸ™‚

    • Go Live Explore
      Author
      June 18, 2017 / 9:13 am

      Hey Olly,
      Thank you SO much, that comment means the world!! I’m so glad you like it. Hope the move to Vancouver goes well, I’m sure you’re going to love it πŸ˜€ Good luck!! x

  4. Madeleine Sava
    April 12, 2017 / 9:20 am

    I am so glad I found this page! I am moving to Vancouver next month on the IEC visa.. I don’t have employment, friends or apartment over there so was freaking out a bit, but this page has made me so excited! Thank you πŸ™‚ x

    • Go Live Explore
      Author
      April 12, 2017 / 10:30 am

      Hey Madeleine, ahhh that’s so exciting, congrats on getting the visa πŸ˜€ Glad it’s helped you, honestly don’t worry girl, you’ll be fine! Once you get here any worries you have will disappear i’m sure. Hope the move goes well πŸ™‚ xx

  5. May 19, 2015 / 11:50 am

    Sorry, I didn’t see this until now! Well we’re going to do a season in Whistler first then travel across Canada as we have a 2-year working visa, but my brother already lives in Vancouver so we’ll likely stay with him in the summer! πŸ™‚ x

    • Alicia Haque
      Author
      May 19, 2015 / 5:43 pm

      Oh amazing, a season in Whistler will be so fun! Well enjoy honey! The weather here is amazing at the moment – this city is even more gorgeous in summer πŸ™‚ x

  6. May 13, 2015 / 10:52 am

    Hey Alicia, thanks for the follow. I’ve enjoyed reading your blog as I’m also a writer from the UK and looking to move to Canada later this year with my boyfriend! I visited Vancouver for the first time in Jan and absolutely fell in love! πŸ™‚ Keep it up x

    • Alicia Haque
      Author
      May 13, 2015 / 2:47 pm

      Hi lovely, thanks so much! Oh that’s amazing, are you thinking of moving to Vancouver or elsewhere? Yeah it’s pretty great here, the summers are supposed to be amazing too! Look forward to keeping up with your journey πŸ™‚ x

  7. April 29, 2015 / 2:41 am

    Hi Alicia!
    Can I just say again how interesting, fun and pretty you are! Love your blog!
    Love Emily xo

    • Go Live Explore
      Author
      April 29, 2015 / 2:43 am

      Emily you’re such a sweetheart! Thanks so much πŸ™‚

      Can’t wait for your website launch! I’ll be the first to place an order… x

  8. March 5, 2015 / 4:56 am

    Hi Alicia, your bio’s inspiring! I had a similar experience with my SEA trip; it was supposed to be 6 weeks, but I ended up traveling for a half-year, and starting a travel blog of my own, Visit50.com. Hope you both still get to travel a bunch from your new homebase in Vancouver. Thanks for sharing

    • Go Live Explore
      Author
      March 5, 2015 / 6:25 am

      Hey Todd, thank you so much i’m glad you found it inspiring!

      There’s definitely something amazing about SEA hey…i’m not surprised you ended up extending your trip! It must have been amazing being out there for 6 months! Will check out the blog πŸ™‚

      • April 29, 2015 / 3:13 am

        Thanks Alicia! I loved it – want to go back! Say hello when you stop by my blog (and/or on Twitter @visit50)

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