We recently met up with Devon based blogger, Lauren from NY to Anywhere to find out what a New Yorker was doing in coastal England!

Could you introduce yourself and let us know why you decided to move to Devon?

I’m Lauren, a New York Expat and yes, living in Devon of all places! I’ve been asked countless times why I left New York for Devon and there are many reasons (including a certain guy, now my husband, that I met studying abroad) mostly in the form of beaches and coastal paths, that I fell in love with on my first few visits here.

@nytoanywhere on Instagram

So, your blog www.nytoanywhere.com features you travelling all around the world but also has a strong focus on Devon, why did you decide to put such a focus on the area?

I want to show how beautiful this part of the world is. In years of traveling and living abroad, I’ve learned that sometimes it takes a newcomer to remind the locals just how lucky they are to live where they do and help people appreciate what is on their doorstep only a few hours away from the city or town they may live in too! In other words; the grass is always greener on the other side…well in Devon, it’s pretty damn green!

What have you got coming up that we should be paying attention to?

I’ve decided to work on a series called ‘The Most Instagrammable Spots in…..’ In the series I will first be focusing on the Southwest of England and starting off where I live, North Devon, so thought it would be great to partner up with some local businesses, including Croyde Bay Holiday Resort, to offer our audiences some great photos and some great prizes along the way.

Competition Time

How can people win the prizes?

Just hop over to my Instagram @nytoanywhere to enter, the more you like and tag, the more entries you get!

Can you give us a hint into what sort of spots we will see in the series?

My photos will be filled with coastlines and boho vibes, if you like beaches and scenic views- then this series is for you! We’ll be tagging @croydebayresort along the way whilst we visit spots Croyde, Rockham and Clovelly will feature- but you’ll have to follow along to find out anymore!

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Sounds like a fun series, we’ll certainly be following along. Check out Lauren’s Instagram to find out more and win a 2 night stay with us in Croyde!