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 Trans-Siberian 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.
WHERE I AM NOW:
I am currently in Colorado, USA!
WHY I BLOG:
With this blog, I hope to show you some of my own travel adventures, as well as help you get started on your own. Many people assume that it costs lots of money to travel, or that long-term travel is totally out of the question for them. That is a huge misconception. I want to inspire you and show you that you too can travel and live all across the world, without having a trust fund.
I love to help people get started traveling on their own and provide a ton of information on my YouTube channel, as well as provide 1×1 travel consultations. I also wrote a travel guide about Buenos Aires which has been extremely successful since its launch. You can also find my many city guides on the Thatch app.
WHERE ELSE YOU CAN FIND ME:
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WHERE I’VE LIVED
Colorado – where I grew up
Washington D.C. – I did an internship for the Embassy of Uruguay
Miami – I worked at the University of Miami with international students
Brazil – I was an English teacher in Santa Cruz do Sul for 5 months
Argentina – I taught English in Buenos Aires at 23 years old. I returned many years later to spend the entire year of 2022 traveling across the entire country.
Spain – I studied for one semester at the Universidad de Sevilla
Italy – I lived in Florence for two years. One year to study graphic design, and one year to do an artist residency.
Georgia – I spent 14 months living in Tbilisi and traveling around the country.
South Korea – I taught English in Busan for four years
Philippines – I went to film school at the International Academy of Film & Television in Cebu
Australia – I got a working holiday visa and worked in a pub and an art store.
New Zealand – With a working holiday visa, I traveled around the country camping and working on farms.
WHERE I’VE VISITED
MY WORLDLY BUCKET LIST
Drive a scooter around Sri Lanka
The Gates of Hell in Turkmenistan
Northern mountains in Pakistan
Live on an ashram in India
Victoria Falls in Zambia
Travel through Ethiopia
Desert Trek in Algeria
Walk the Camino de Santiago via Portugal
Walk the Via degli Dei in Italy
Participate in the Mongol Rally from England to Mongolia
Travel the entire Italian coastline
Transsiberian Train across Russia
Mexico City on September 16
The Grand Canyon
See the Canadian Rockies
Travel extensively through Suriname, Guiana, and French Guyana
The Chilean Coast
Visit the Atacama Desert
The Uyuni salt flats in Bolivia
Walk across Tasmania
Work on farms in New Zealand
Cross the Drake Passage to reach Antarctica