About Us

Hi! We’re Heather and Peter, a nearly 40-something British couple who have a bit of an obsession for luxury adventure travel. We live in the utterly gorgeous Lake District National Park, but seem to spend much of our time jetting off to far flung shores because we can’t sit still for long.

We love sleeping in Scottish castles, Amazonian tree houses and Moroccan palaces, as well as exploring places that all the other travel bloggers out there haven’t yet instagrammed to death! Sound interesting? Then I think we’ll get on just fine.

Being Laird and Lady of the Manor at the stunning Aikwood Tower in Scotland

Conversant Traveller was born during a Saharan camel trek in 2013, an experience that Heather still raves about and Peter tries to forget. Initially intended as a hobby, the blog has grown beyond what we ever imagined, and is now a ‘go-to’ resource for travellers, particularly for Morocco and unusual places to stay.

Heather writes the words, and Peter takes the pictures.

We could tell you that we’re passionate real-time storytellers who combine personal experience, quality photography and observational humour to offer persuasive inspiration to travellers seeking to discover new and exciting worldwide destinations for themselves.

But that all sounds a bit pompous. So we’ll just say that travel is our life, and we love sharing our experiences to help you travel too!

The Red Room at Dannah Farm Country House, Shottle, Derbyshire

Suite beams in a boutique Derbyshire farmhouse

Meet Heather

I’m actually a rocket scientist, astronaut and trapeze artist, but since my family and friends all think I’m a freelance copywriter we’ll maybe stick with that for now!

I began working in the travel industry in 2003, where I ran tours to Iceland and was a rep at Disneyland Paris (never again!). More recently I’ve been the content manager for a luxury tour operator focusing on Africa and the Indian Ocean, and now enjoy a freelance life which means I can work from the beach if I want to.

My background is as a geographer, and I’m a proud Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. I’m also a bit of a history nerd with an interest in 17th Century British goings-on, and once spent 3 years living in a castle!

I could tell you how many countries I’ve visited and list all the bizarre foods I’ve eaten, but that’s kinda boring. I figure admitting that I once fell off a chair lift whilst skiing in Italy, and that I love a good thunderstorm may be marginally more interesting. I also play the double bass!

Paraty Speedboat tour, Palombeta, Brazil

Being allowed behind the wheel of our private speedboat charter in Brazil!

Meet Hubbie

Peter prefers the anonymity that comes from standing behind the camera, and is happy for me to steal the limelight and take all the credit. Unless he’s taken a particularly amazing photograph, in which case he never lets me forget it!

An international man of mystery, Hubbie (as he shall henceforth be known) is never more content than when he’s photographing wildlife, and will happily spend hours setting up that perfect shot. I arrange all these exotic trips for us to enjoy together, yet his favourite destination is the remote shoreline of Applecross in Scotland where he can watch seals and oyster catchers to his heart’s content.

Hubbie got his taste for travel during an expedition to the Himalayas in India, and shortly after took his first solo trip to South Africa. His love for the outdoors comes from spending time as an adventure activity instructor here in the Lake District, and in fact our first ever date was spent bivvying out in the fells on one of his days off!

He once got his head stuck through the railings outside Buckingham Palace and has vowed never to ride a camel again.

Champing at All Saints Church, Aldwincle, Northamptonshire

Going the extra mile behind the scenes – photographing our church for the night!

All articles are written from our own personal experiences and because of this we do not accept guest posts. Whilst much of our travel is self-funded, we do sometimes accept sponsorship and payment in kind in return for a review. On these occasions we include a disclaimer and as always, opinions remain entirely our own.