Live Life Like A Butterfly…
Life as a butterfly was started in 2011 when Hayley was teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) in Thailand. Originally entitled ‘Teacher Hayley’, she felt that there was far more to her and her blog than simply teaching and thus re-named the blog in a way that she felt better reflected her outlook on life and her ambitions. She has always been fascinated with butterflies, the way that they begin their life in their far less attractive caterpillar form, where they are restricted to life on the ground and their speed, size and vulnerability confine them to relatively small geographical spaces. Then however, they adapt in to an entirely different being, free from these former constraints and with the opportunity to explore realms previously unknown in their newly developed beautiful state. Hayley views this as parallel in many ways to her own personal experiences, where she left the familiar comforts of life in Croydon, South London to embark on a lifelong adventure traveling the world and undertaking new challenges, geographically, culturally, mentally and physically.
About Hayley Stainton
Formally Hayley Wright, Hayley Stainton is a UK-based Senior Lecturer in Tourism and Aviation, published author and owner of the travel blog lifeasabutterfly. She combines her academic, travel and life experience to provide a unique viewpoint of the tourism and aviation industries through her scholarly publications and blog posts. She is a recognised researcher who founded the concept of TEFL tourism and author of the book Life of a Hostie: Everything you Need to Know to Become Cabin Crew.
Hayley conducts the majority of her travel writing on her blog Lifeasabutterfly. She also undertakes writing for fellow travel bloggers and writes guest posts. Likewise, she accepts guest posts providing they fit with the style and content of the blog and are well-written, visit ‘work with me’ if you would like to submit an article.
Her best-selling book Life of a Hostie: Everything you Need to Know to Become Cabin Crew is the second edition of the ‘How to Become Cabin Crew’ series and was published at the end of 2015.
Hayley is has recently also become a mother and has therefore incorporated this life development into her travel writing with posts addressing the issues surrounding travelling with children.