Episode Eleven: An Interview with Hand Luggage Only

    January 20, 2018

    In episode eleven of the Twin Perspectives podcast series, we venture beyond the safety of Claire’s office to London! With our trusty microphone and laptop in tow, we set off to conduct our first ever podcast interview with our favourite fellow travel bloggers – Hand Luggage Only. Run by Lloyd and Yaya, Hand Luggage Only was born just three months before TTT in April 2014. Quickly gaining traction, it wasn’t long before HLO became a self-sustaining business, and Yaya and…

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