Welcome to barefoot-em.com, the website of travel writer, Emma Dodd.
Writing about destinations, top tips and hotels may be my day job, but I’m also passionate about exploring the world and seeking out lesser-known places. Join me as I travel and share my experiences with you.
Another passion of mine is swimming and finding new places to get into the water.
I am not a world-class swimmer or a swimwear model. I’m a girl in her 30s who decided the time to get fit was now or never. Having had back trouble in the past and a fairly sedentary lifestyle (sitting at a desk writing), I wanted to do something non-jarring and started to swim once a week, then twice a week and now I’m addicted.
Combining my newfound love of swimming with travel was the next natural step. There are some incredible places to swim all over the world. From hotel pools to natural swimming spots, historic baths and vintage lidos, I want to explore them all and get more than just my bare feet wet.
Follow me as I breaststroke my way to finding wonderful places to swim, a fitter body and a few moments of peace, just for me.