As the writer of this blog, my goal is to bring the adventure of travel to readers around the globe. I’m a passionate believer that travel is educational, transformative, and fun! What’s more, it doesn’t need to be costly or overly structured. In fact, this site pays homage to all kinds of travel near and far. I’ll share tips for saving money, having memorable encounters, and getting out of your rut. When I’m not teaching or traveling, I’m exploring Washington DC and beyond for food, culture, and community.
What To Expect On This Site
Each week, I post travel/food/lifestyle articles. Some are personal stories and anecdotes, while others offer practical travel advice. Overall, my aim is to create a positive interactive online environment for other world curious travelers. Comments are more than welcome. Let’s get to know each other!
- Early on, I wanted to learn as much as I could about other countries. In grade school, every book report I wrote was about Denmark, India, or Chile.
- At 13, I lived with a host family in Queretaro, Mexico.
- I spent a summer with a French family at La Dune du Pila, France at 16.
- After graduating high school, my family took a European vacation. My favorite memory of August 1989 was crossing Checkpoint Charlie to enter East Berlin. Watching TV months later, we saw the Berlin Wall crumble. I still have former East German currency.
- At 20 years old, I traveled to Monte Verde, Costa Rica on a college biology expedition.
Out In the World
- My real passion developed when I lived in Namibia as a Peace Corps Volunteer. The experience was intense, stressful, and awe-inspiring. I would never trade that time of my life.
- Returning to the States as a lover of languages, I got an MA in Linguistics.
- Other explorations through the years have included living in the Czech Republic and Okinawa, Japan.
- Some of my favorite trips have been to Taiwan, Italy, Turkey, Argentina, Alaska, and Tahiti.
- I currently live in the Washington DC area, where I am a teacher and budding writer.
- Despite my experiences wandering the globe, I never take for granted the grand scale of what’s left to discover.
- Travel successes, mishaps, and bewilderment along the way, I continue to be inspired by this curious world.