About

For all of you out there who have ever dreamed of quitting your job, selling all your stuff, and setting out on the open road, you’ve come to the right place!

Let me share my journey with you as I travel around the world for the next 4(or more!) years, exploring different cultures, making new friends, and basically living the life I’ve always dreamed of.

About me: I am a 27 28 year old self professed gypsy with a passion for protecting the environment.

Background: Born and raised in the wilds of West Virginia.

Education: B.S. in Biology and Fine Arts minor from Saint Michael’s College, M.E.M. (Master’s of Environmental Management) in Ecosystem Science and Conservation with a focus in Tropical Ecology, Community Based Environmental Management and Ecotourism from Duke University.

Family: youngest of four, single, 3 nephews and 1 niece

Travel Experience:  I’ve spent 6 months traveling in Central America, spread over 3 trips.  5 of those months were spent solo backpacking.  I’ve been to Spain, France, Germany, Switzerland, Holland, Canada, and over 35 states in the U.S. including Hawaii and Alaska. On my current trip, I have added the following new countries: England, Italy, Portugal, and Australia.

Total Countries Visited: 18

Total Continents visited: 3

6 Comments

6 thoughts on “About

  1. amandainadress

    Love love your blog.

    So as a fellow travel-lover, recent grad, I have to ask…how do you combine your love for traveling into the everyday demands of life? Do you work a job that allows you to travel? Would love to learn more!

    Thanks!

    Amanda

    • Hey Amanda! That’s a good question…one I’m still trying to figure out…my strategy thus far has been to save, save, save, then go on a long trip. Repeat. Lol with my rtw however, I am hoping to work as I travel. So far what that has meant is picking up temporary jobs as I go along…settling down for a few months, working, then picking up and getting to my next destination. Eventually, I hope to make travel my full time job. I would love nothing more than to start an ecotourism company and take people on 1-2 week long adventures several times a year and travel solo the rest of the time. I’m still not sure what this would look like, but I’m working on it! I would also love to start making a bit of passive income from my blog within the next year through affiliate programs. Right now though I’m focusing on building my reader base and finding my voice as a writer so that I can give my readers coherent information rather than the rambling mess my posts tend to be haha. Obviously I don’t have it all figured out yet so as a like minded individual, I’d love to hear your thoughts and ideas on how you’re going to make travel an integral part of YOUR life! Cheers!

      • amandainadress

        That’s awesome! Thats about how I do it right now. Save, save, TRAVEL. I also look for road trips in between everything, because I love the United States. It’s one of my favorite places to travel, quite frankly, because it’s easy and expansive and opens our minds to the brothers and sisters that we share a nationality with. For me, I try to keep my eyes open for any opportunity to travel. My friend and I recently scored a super cheap Living Social deal, which is how I managed to get to Portugal. I’m going to Memphis for a theatre conference in February, so rather than fly I am taking a few days off work and driving, with a few extra nights in Nashville and a winery in Texas. Since I’m an actor as well, I also look for auditions for touring theatre companies. Might as well do it now!! Your ecotourism company sounds like an AMAZING idea. Can’t wait for more posts!

        Amanda

      • Nice! It sounds like you’ve got it all figured out! I think traveling in one’ s own country is really underrated. So many people think to be a “real” traveler, you have to leave the country…not true! There is so much to see (relatively) close to home! That is great that you have figured out how to combine your acting passion with your travel passion. I look forward to reading your next blog post as well 🙂

  2. thank you for following my blog! happy that you like it 🙂 what an interesting blog you have ! for sure will be back here 🙂

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