Transitioning Your Wardrobe into Autumn

Since its birth in 2014, Go Live Explore has evolved into a destination for stylish adventure and an outlet for travel, style, fitness, food, and adventure. 

I grew up in Nottingham in the UK, spent my University years studying Law with French in Sheffield and in Paris, and after graduating, embarked on a 3-month adventure around Southeast Asia. We then landed in Canada with a 1-year visa, but quickly fell in love and 3 years on, still love Vancouver as much as we did on day 1 and now consider it to be our second home. 

Initially, I started my blog to document our travels around Southeast Asia, share travel tips and tricks, and write about the destinations I loved visiting the most. It quickly shifted in a more lifestyle direction, and now, my blog covers a variety of topics, primarily Travel, Style & Fitness, and my goal is to inspire people to explore more of the world and create a life that they love. 

To date, i've travelled to over 45 destinations and counting, and it's wonderful to be able to combine my love of travel, photography and writing, and bring new and exciting content to my blog that my readers will enjoy. 


Throughout this journey, i've been fortunate to have my boyfriend Matt by my side. We met 7 years ago in England, and together, we've travelled the world and have built a life in Vancouver. We endured 3 long years of being long-distance and living across the world from one another, but now I can safely say the hard work and fuzzy Skype calls were all worth it! 

Through content that blends British style with Canadian & worldly adventures, I have amassed a global following through my blog and social media. I have partnered with a number of highly established travel, fashion and lifestyle brands, including L'Oreal Professional, Google, Air Transat, Southwest Airlines, TELUS, Ford, Sport Chek, Clearly, Starbucks, Vichy, Elizabeth Arden, Soul Cycle, Garnier, and Expedia. 

What started as a personal travel diary has now grown into a lifestyle brand & a place where style and adventure meet, and I'm excited about what will come next!

You can catch me on my Instagram, Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter, or drop me an email at to chat more!



  1. March 5, 2015 / 4:56 am

    Hi Alicia, your bio’s inspiring! I had a similar experience with my SEA trip; it was supposed to be 6 weeks, but I ended up traveling for a half-year, and starting a travel blog of my own, Hope you both still get to travel a bunch from your new homebase in Vancouver. Thanks for sharing

    • Go Live Explore
      March 5, 2015 / 6:25 am

      Hey Todd, thank you so much i’m glad you found it inspiring!

      There’s definitely something amazing about SEA hey…i’m not surprised you ended up extending your trip! It must have been amazing being out there for 6 months! Will check out the blog 🙂

      • April 29, 2015 / 3:13 am

        Thanks Alicia! I loved it – want to go back! Say hello when you stop by my blog (and/or on Twitter @visit50)

  2. April 29, 2015 / 2:41 am

    Hi Alicia!
    Can I just say again how interesting, fun and pretty you are! Love your blog!
    Love Emily xo

    • Go Live Explore
      April 29, 2015 / 2:43 am

      Emily you’re such a sweetheart! Thanks so much 🙂

      Can’t wait for your website launch! I’ll be the first to place an order… x

  3. May 13, 2015 / 10:52 am

    Hey Alicia, thanks for the follow. I’ve enjoyed reading your blog as I’m also a writer from the UK and looking to move to Canada later this year with my boyfriend! I visited Vancouver for the first time in Jan and absolutely fell in love! 🙂 Keep it up x

    • Alicia Haque
      May 13, 2015 / 2:47 pm

      Hi lovely, thanks so much! Oh that’s amazing, are you thinking of moving to Vancouver or elsewhere? Yeah it’s pretty great here, the summers are supposed to be amazing too! Look forward to keeping up with your journey 🙂 x

  4. May 19, 2015 / 11:50 am

    Sorry, I didn’t see this until now! Well we’re going to do a season in Whistler first then travel across Canada as we have a 2-year working visa, but my brother already lives in Vancouver so we’ll likely stay with him in the summer! 🙂 x

    • Alicia Haque
      May 19, 2015 / 5:43 pm

      Oh amazing, a season in Whistler will be so fun! Well enjoy honey! The weather here is amazing at the moment – this city is even more gorgeous in summer 🙂 x

  5. Madeleine Sava
    April 12, 2017 / 9:20 am

    I am so glad I found this page! I am moving to Vancouver next month on the IEC visa.. I don’t have employment, friends or apartment over there so was freaking out a bit, but this page has made me so excited! Thank you 🙂 x

    • Go Live Explore
      April 12, 2017 / 10:30 am

      Hey Madeleine, ahhh that’s so exciting, congrats on getting the visa 😀 Glad it’s helped you, honestly don’t worry girl, you’ll be fine! Once you get here any worries you have will disappear i’m sure. Hope the move goes well 🙂 xx

  6. Olly
    June 16, 2017 / 2:21 am

    Hellllo 🙂 Just wanted to say, as a fellow adventurer myself this is by fat the best travel website/blog i have ever come across. it is absolutely brilliant, well done! I too am moving to Vancouver this winter for a while to work to fund more travel. Never been to Canada before.

    Have a wonderful day,

    Olly 🙂

    • Go Live Explore
      June 18, 2017 / 9:13 am

      Hey Olly,
      Thank you SO much, that comment means the world!! I’m so glad you like it. Hope the move to Vancouver goes well, I’m sure you’re going to love it 😀 Good luck!! x

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