Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Guest Post: Long Distance Relationships with Correct*


Hello Food and Baker fans!


My name is Lucy and I’m part of a creative collective called Correct*. Our website, if one were to give it a label, is a lifestyle page, mainly centred around three main themes: street style, food, and travel. However, this is certainly not exhaustive: we write articles, create editorials, and partake in collaborations with brands related to just about anything that interests us. You can find us at www.correctmagazine.com, and @correctmagazine on Twitter and Instagram – we would appreciate it if you could take a moment to check us out. We’re relatively new and honestly put love into everything we create.


This love stems from the founders of Correct*, my boyfriend Roberto and I, who started the whole thing as a project to work on together whilst at long distance.

Being in a long-distance relationship is the ultimate test, and we feel like we’re acing it if we’re honest! We couldn’t be happier together. It’s by no means easy and it never will be, you just learn to get used to it the more time goes on. And best of all, it keeps us travelling throughout the year to see one another, something that we adore and wouldn’t have as much of an excuse to do if it weren’t for our situation. 

I caught the travel bug on my Erasmus year, which I spent studying in Spain and is where I met Roberto. If you’re still at uni, Erasmus is an amazing scheme and I’d highly recommend – it’s basically anything from six months to a year studying at a European university, funded by the European commission. The classes and work are minimal and you’re essentially being paid to travel; I saw a lot of Spain whilst there and cannot sing the praises enough of everything that travelling and living abroad alone as a general experience has done for me – I am stronger, more confident, and way more independent as a result.


If you’re not at uni, there is still nothing stopping you from travelling. This year I have travelled to Spain for the weekends on about an average of every two weeks – cheap airlines like Ryanair and Easyjet have made this possible and I obviously have the added benefit of free accommodation. But don’t let that put you off – there are hundreds of budget hotel companies and hostels out there, making cheap travel extremely possible. The only thing stopping you is you.



In the new year, our pre-planned resolution is to visit twelve different countries together – so one a month for 2018. We’re really excited for this, since our current situation has only made visits to one another possible so far – still travel, but not as adventurous as we’d hoped! 

For our website, we plan to create several travel-based series, stemming from our summer trip around the UK, for which we are currently beginning to put out content. This involves everything from guides to each city, reviews of various restaurants (London and elsewhere), and even ratings of the meal deals that we ate on train journeys. Our other main plan for the new year is to expand to YouTube – we currently have one travel video out, but have a lot more that we wish to share.

Thanks so much to Jessica and James for having us here, and to all you lovely people for taking the time to read this. I hope that you’ve enjoyed it and that it has inspired you to travel more. Happy travelling!

Much love,

Lucy (Correct*)

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  1. It was great reading about Correct and lucy's long distance relationship. I am in a long relationship myself (even though not so long). I am in London, he is in Edinburgh but we are nailing it too xx corinne

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  2. Ohh what a great idea for a blog! My sister is currently doing Erasmus in Portugal and is absolutely loving it!
    PaleGirlRambling xo
    http://palegirlrambling.co.uk

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  3. Aww, this is lovely. I'm in a long distance relationship too and have been now for almost 4 years! Luckily it's only about a 2hr drive between us now, but there are definitely lots of hard moments with the distance. It does make you appreciate the time you have with each other though!

    Amy,
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    1. 4 years is a long time, amazing that things are closets and it definitely does make you appreciate the time together!

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  4. Wow, sounds like you guys are really making the most of the distance! Erasmus sounds great, I wish I'd done something like that!
    Hels xx
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    1. Got to find a silver lining and distance gives more reason to travel right?

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  5. I'm heading off to uni next year and one of the things I'm most looking forward to is my year abroad! I loved reading about this cute long distance relationship! xx

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    1. How exciting! Good luck with it all!

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  6. This is such a lovely post! Going abroad is life changing so this is so fitting. Looking forward to catching more of your amazing adventures guys! Thewongblog.com

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    1. Hope you love Lucy’s blog as much as we do!

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  7. Great post. Wishing you the best of luck wherever you go x

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    1. I’m sure they appreciate that!

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  8. I have so much respect for anyone successfully in a long term relationship! It must be difficult but I'm so glad its working well for you and you're happy!- https://sophiehearts.net x

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    1. It’s very difficult but worth every second!

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  9. I’ve been in a relationship with distance for a while now, and soon the distance is going to get much larger! I absolutely hate long distance, but I suppose everyone is different. I can’t see zack for 6 months when he goes away, so it’s a pretty extreme long distance. I’m glad it’s working out well for you!
    Hayley x
    Lifethroughtsg.com

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    1. Oh wow! We didn’t know this and that is truly amazing for you to do such long distance in that way!

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  10. How wonderful to hear about the success of your relationship despite the long distance, it sounds like your travel plans for 2018 will bring you two even closer as a couple! Spending time apart from your loved one really does make you value the time that you do spend together all the more! I will definitely be following and keeping up with your adventures! Thanks Jessica and James for sharing the start of the story!

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