Miles From Milan

About Miles From Milan Blog

Two Londoners who love travel balance corporate jobs and travelling


The Story So Far

Us in Burano, Italy

Emma (E) travelled solo for the first time in the Spring of 2017. A short, almost whimsical trip to address worries over becoming comfortable with the routine that came with being a recent graduate. E hadn't thought much of this at the time. In hindsight, the hasty decision came due to having overlooked for a while, the need to push for more change. Milan was the city that so happened to mark the serendipity.

The ability to navigate another touristic European city with ease was unsurprising, but realising her anxiety and impatience garnered from a frantic city life (in London) was. Add to that, a heightened appreciation for new surroundings, greater self-awareness, and friends made along the way made her travel alone again.

Alison (A) was inspired by E’s travels and as a result had booked 6 trips visiting 7 countries across 3 continents in 2018. Using all her annual leave entitlement from work long before her holiday allowance renewed in April. A realised travel did not have to be expensive. Budget holidays also existed and travel can be as cheap or as expensive as you’d like it to be.

They both developed a love for meeting others on the road, creating once-only memories and hearing their stories. All travel is done alongside of full-time jobs.


Miles From Milan houses three core elements: personalised review-based writing, The Solo Series and The Local Foodlog.

Our vision is to provide a platform for sharing our journey and to hear yours.

-A & E