I’m Nicki.

A memoir writing, photo taking, stage performing, storytelling, craft beer drinking, left leaning, anti-racist, sewing, painting, drawing, mustard loving, opinion having, question asking, fanny pack wearing, language studying, deeply loving, pirate joke telling, blogging, video-making world traveler.

Growing up, I constantly heard stories about the Peace Corps in Paraguay from family friends; I always begged for more and more stories. Stories I so badly wanted to be my own. My family didn’t even have passports. But I knew what I wanted, and that was to make stories of my own. 

I craved the world I didn’t yet know, but could feel in my bones I would one day be a part of. The first time I went abroad, I was 20; a semester in Seville, Spain. After the program ended, I traveled alone throughout western Europe. I came home that summer with travel further cemented in my mind, and waited for graduation day to finally begin my journey.

Since then, I have taught English in South Korea, Brazil, and Argentina. I studied film in the Philippines and graphic design in Italy. I sold fruit at a roadside stand in New Zealand, poured pints at pubs in Australia, and spent the pandemic in the country of Georgia. I trained across Russia on the Transsiberrean, and walked across Spain on the Camino de Santiago. I studied yoga and ayurveda at an ashram in India. I speak Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and Korean.


After 17 years, I finally came back to my favorite place in the world: Argentina. While I plan to make Buenos Aires my base for the next several years, I hope to dive deep into Argentina to see and know as much as possible, and bring you along for the ride.

With this blog, I hope to show you some of my own travel adventures, as well as help you get started on your own!

3 thoughts on “About

  1. Hey, love the photo’s, great use of colour throughout 🙂 Just realised you’ve finished the challenge though. Any plans to keep posting (perhaps not everyday lol)?

    1. Hi Joe, thanks! I probably will continue on, but as of now, just taking a fresh breath of air, enjoying the non-obligations of posting. I’ll start up again soon (just not everyday!) Thanks 🙂