Some of you will know me as Editor of Semple, but as of today I have officially relinquished my position. After five wonderful years at Semple I left for the last time on Friday. During my time at Semple I have grown from a shy intern to a proud and confident Editor. It’s been an amazing roller coaster journey on which I have learnt so much, not only about the industry but about myself. Yet despite my successes at Semple and my love for my job I couldn’t quench my thirst for something more.


Life is inherently risky. But really there is only one big risk that you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing. It was with that in mind that I made the decision to quit my job and pack my bags in favour of an adventure.

Sophiestravel2Today marks the first day of that adventure as my boyfriend and I leave London for Delhi. From there we will make our way around the world exploring and no doubt learning as we go. I’m both excited and nervous to leave, to get out of my comfort zone, to let go and grab life with both hands and see where I end up. Sure it’s scary – that’s the point. Life is really scary, risky and unpredictable but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t live it everyday.

Sophiestravel3Follow me around the world through my blogs and musings. Until then, I’ll see you all soon Semple x

 Our Trip Itinerary







Thai Islands





Gili Islands



And wherever else the road takes us…


By Sophie Maguire

About the author

At 5ft 1 (and a half) Sophie may be small but she is certainly fierce. After finding out she was dyslexic at the age of seven she made it her life’s mission to wage a war against words and carve a career out of a craft she admired so much. Hard work, determination and a lot of journals later, Sophie graduated with a degree in journalism. Her obsession and love for the written word has seen her as Editor at Semple to now blogging her way around the world. She’s irrationally angry, partial to a LARGE glass of chardonnay and has an intolerance for most people.

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