Born into a military family, we traveled around as often as we breathed. While living in Europe for nearly 7 years, I cultivated a deep love of travel. England was the first place that felt like it might be home +, admittedly, it was for a long while. It was living a life of constant movement while in Europe & the UK that cultivated my affection for travel.
In Europe, I fell in love with adventure + living a life out of a suitcase.
Heaps of passport stamps later, in 2011, I set out to study abroad in New Zealand. That's where I gained my sense of self + the confidence to pursue a life lived out of a suitcase, following a path I'd have to carve out for myself.
In New Zealand, I found my confidence, my soulmate + a place to call home.
I fell so in love with New Zealand that I went back in 2012 for Christmas...+ then again in 2013 to live for a year...+ then back again in 2015 for a month.
I took the plunge and started this silly little blog in 2011. My 'travel blog' quickly became a silly little diary of sorts. One that not only documented what I was doing in the places that I was going, but the person I was becoming.
In my journeys across 5 continents, I've found my own voice rooted in traveling responsibly, having a local experience, + understanding the privileges that come with a passport. I don't want to just collect stamps or write for the sake of a social media following. I want to experience the world + share my story-- all of it.
At lot has changed over the last 5 years: my personal style, my life philosophies, the way I see just about everything. But even after all I've seen and experienced, one thing remains:
I'm still just a girl who likes to go places + tell her silly little stories.