About

Travel.

To some this word represents a life style, to others an ideal, and to another set of people, this word represents a longing. A strong yearning, yet not truly connected with reality. This blog was created to follow this longing; to document the different places and experiences.

Four years ago I, a 22 year old female, left my cozy life in Washington State to start traveling the world. Contrary to popular belief I was not some brave pioneering woman. Instead I was someone who everyone assumed was going to travel, and once I bought my ticket to South East Asia, I couldn’t back down. A study abroad program the summer before had started a passion for exploring, yet I was still terrified of leaving to travel on my own with seemingly no safety net.

With what felt like borrowed time (wasn’t I supposed to go straight into the money-making world like the rest of the new graduates?) I traveled. I visited 12 countries in seven months: Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Puerto Rico, Ecuador, and Colombia, and I came back a very different person.

All the cliches are true. Every corny, one liner spewing the life-changing, awe-inspiring, course-altering effect of travel was 110 % true for me. I learned a new language, experienced new cultures, met amazing people, and had my faith in humanity restored. I wanted to keep traveling and never come back ( well maybe after a few years I would tire of the constant moving around), but I had obligations. These obligations, a two year commitment to Teach for America South Louisiana, also turned out to be quite adventure.

Through Teach for America I wound up as a middle, then high school, Spanish teacher in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Ironically, it also felt like a completely different country. That chapter of my life closed and I did what has apparently become a signature move, I quit my job. Sold the stuff. And have started traveling, this time through Europe. Now I am again back to the life of an “adult”, but with everyone opportunity I get, I travel.

I still feel like the 21 year old girl who wrote “just trying to figure life out” on her original about me post. Who still has the incurable travel bug.

Videos

South East Asia video (yee be warned. This was my first ever video. Its long and very poorly edited)

South America Video 

Nicaragua Video

Moz and south Africa Video

Student trip to Costa Rica

Backpacking Europe 2019

 

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