This blog was primarily started as a way of recording my travels and life happenings in an attempt to keep friends and family in the loop. Since embarking on my journey in 2009, I have had an amazing opportunity to see the world, meet incredible and inspiring people, and enjoy experiences that I never thought possible. I hope that in addition to chronicling my adventures this blog will serve to inspire other young travelers looking to embark on their personal journeys. It’s an amazingly rewarding experience and it’s totally 100% doable! As you’ll see from my experiences, it doesn’t take a lot of money, just some thought, some planning and willingness to take everything (even the one-star hotels in Istanbul) as an exciting learning experience.
Bon voyage, travelers!
A little bit about the traveler in me:
I’m a California native currently living in the Caribbean, on the island of Anguilla. My adventures started while I was living in London as a graduate student and continued after I moved to San Francisco with my then-boyfriend (now husband-in-training). With an amazing opportunity to continue our life in the Caribbean, we jumped at the chance and packed our bags to set sail on a new adventure.
We’re at a fantastic point in my life where we have no ties to any particular part of the world and a plethora of adventures awaiting our arrival. I’m typically a quintessential planner but have rather loved being able to take opportunities as they’ve arisen. My new vow is to take life one day at a time and let the world open up its doors and pull me in the right direction.
Have passport, will travel.
A little bit about the student in me:
My undergraduate work is in Business Administration with double concentrations in marketing and in international business. I completed my graduate studies during a fantastic year at the London School of Economics and received my Masters in Social Policy and Development. I have wavered between pursuing a doctorate and pursuing the practical, and for the meantime have fallen on the side of practical. My primary interest lies in the realm of international development with a particular focus on global health. Sub-Saharan Africa has always held my attention and I have focused heavily on the areas of HIV/AIDS, global health, basic education for social development, and refugees/IDP-related issues.
Though I have completed my formal education (for the time being at least), I find one of the best parts of traveling and exploring new cultures is the ability to constantly learn and grow as a student of the world.