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About Aspire to Amble

What is Aspire to Amble?

Aspire to Amble began as a humble travel blog, but it has blossomed into so much more. It is now home to a combination of my passions for travel, foreign languages and cultures, art and illustration, food, photography, and writing. As a result it is packed full of content that aims to inspire creativity and adventure.

About Kia Marie Hunt, creator of Aspire to Amble

I’m Kia: a content writer, editor, illustrator, linguist, culture enthusiast, all-round creative, and lover of travel. I recently graduated (as Student of the Year!) in B.A. Hispanic Studies (Spanish and Portuguese) from the University of Birmingham.

I currently work as a freelance content writer, proofreader, copywriter, and editor for various clients both online and in-print, including HarperCollins UK and National Geographic.

(To find out more about working with me, visit the ‘Work with me’ page)

During my degree I spent the most marvellous year abroad in South America (Uruguay and Brazil)! I love to travel and experience different cultures. Another of my biggest passions is language. Connecting with people while I travel by communicating with them in their native language is one of my favourite experiences. At the moment, I am fluent in Spanish and (Brazilian) Portuguese, but in the future, I hope to learn Italian, Polish, Russian, British Sign Language, and maybe a little Japanese too!

I’m also a self-taught artist and illustrator, I enjoy creating illustrations and art-journal spreads that are inspired by my various adventures. You can see more of this work by visiting my art page, or my art Instagram account @aspiretoamble.


I am open to all opportunities that allow me to turn my passion into a career. This means that some of the links or ads that you click on through my site may be making me a little bit of commission.

However, the opinions on this website are still my own, and anything I choose to share with you is my own personal choice, I will always be honest about something whether I am making money from it or not.



Rosie July 6, 2016 - 11:10 am

Hi Kia! I’ve really enjoyed reading your year abroad articles, and have nominated you for a Liebster award – here’s the link to the logistics/ questions etc should you choose to accept 🙂 https://lagrenouilleanglaise.wordpress.com/2016/07/06/liebster-award/

Kia Marie Hunt July 6, 2016 - 4:25 pm

Hi Rosie, thank you so much for your lovely comment, I’m so glad you discovered my blog as it allowed me to discover yours! I would love to take part in the Liebster award, thank you so much for nominating me! 🙂 Is there a time limit on this or would I be able to schedule the post for a couple of weeks time? 🙂

Rosie July 6, 2016 - 4:43 pm

It’s been really interesting reading all about your time in South America – especially as most year abroad posts I see are Europe-centred! No time limit whatsoever, it took me a couple of weeks to get round to posting mine! Look forward to reading your post in due course 🙂

The Perks of Being a Wildflower October 6, 2016 - 11:47 am

I love your blog, it’s so bright and colourful! Thanks so much for taking the time to read my little blog and follow, it means so much x

Caroline November 9, 2016 - 7:44 pm

Hi Kia!

I’ve found your blog via Wales to Wherever and I absolutely love the vibrancy of your work! Can’t wait to take some time out to have a good explore! 🙂

Kia Marie Hunt November 9, 2016 - 8:29 pm

Hi Caroline! This comment has literally made my day, thank you so so much for taking the time to tell me you are enjoying my blog and my work, I hope you like what you find on your explorations! 😀

Mrs mandy Blenkinsop August 28, 2017 - 10:57 am

I’m enjoying this new look to your blog, so colourful and informative, its like a goody box on your laptop, such a difference from the drab websites you see!! well done

Kia Marie Hunt November 8, 2017 - 7:45 am

Thank you for the lovely comment, made my day! 🙂 I’m so glad you’re enjoying it, there’s more to come!


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