See the World While Creating Your Own

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If you’ve been following me for a while, you might have noticed my tagline: “adventures of a restless wanderer”. I don’t remember when I started using that officially, but it’s a phrase that’s always felt very true to who I am. I’ve always felt restless, and I’ve always been quite happy just wandering around. “Adventures… Continue reading See the World While Creating Your Own

5 Meaningful Travel Resolutions for the New Year

Last January I wrote a post about my travel, blogging, & personal goals. In it, I mentioned that I’m not usually one to make New Years Resolutions (despite the glaring contradiction). I was set on NOT posting anything like that this year, but naturally I found myself thinking a lot about travel plans. Ever since… Continue reading 5 Meaningful Travel Resolutions for the New Year

Looking Back on 2017: On Being Home, NOT Traveling, & 2018

It’s the end of the year, which means all of us bloggers are publishing our “year in review” style posts. Recapping the previous year is a good way to take stock of milestones, accomplishments, and failures (real or perceived). For travel bloggers, it’s usually a way to list off all the cool places we’ve been.… Continue reading Looking Back on 2017: On Being Home, NOT Traveling, & 2018

Great Smoky Mountains: America’s Most Popular National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is America’s most popular national park. It sees well over 10 million visitors every year! That’s almost twice as much as the second-most-visited national park (Grand Canyon National Park sees 5 ½ million visitors a year). Naturally, I had to see what all the fuss was about. With all the… Continue reading Great Smoky Mountains: America’s Most Popular National Park

Virtual Travel: Queenstown, New Zealand

If you’re traveling in New Zealand, EVERYONE is going to tell you to go to Queenstown. They’ll tell you that it’s the coolest place in the country, that it’s so much fun, it’s a great place for backpackers and tourists…after you hear someone spout off about Queenstown, you’ll start to believe it’s truly the best… Continue reading Virtual Travel: Queenstown, New Zealand

Christchurch: A City in Progress

In September 2010, a 7.1 earthquake hit the Canterbury region of New Zealand. Just a few months later, in February 2011, a 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck Christchurch, destroying most of the city’s buildings and infrastructure. It did not, however, destroy the city’s spirit. It’s been over six years since the fatal earthquakes, but just by looking… Continue reading Christchurch: A City in Progress

Virtual Travel: Victorian Heritage in Oamaru, New Zealand

The town of Oamaru isn’t on the main backpacker trail around New Zealand. It’s not a big city, there’s no nightlife scene, and it’s generally a pretty quiet place. I heard about this seaside, South Island town in passing, but it was only mentioned for the penguins. However, the name stuck in my head. Back… Continue reading Virtual Travel: Victorian Heritage in Oamaru, New Zealand

Travel Announcement: Southern USA Roadtrip

I like to keep you guys updated with my travel plans as much as possible. I usually post about places weeks or months after I’ve visited, so it’s not often that you’re getting real-time stories here on the blog. Social media is the best way to see where I am at any given time. I’ve… Continue reading Travel Announcement: Southern USA Roadtrip