When I was young, I was lucky to get to travel a fair amount with my family, generally to parts of Mexico and the Caribbean. Between the ages of 20-25 I moved from Texas > Florida > California > Italy, and learned that my passion to travel and see more of the world, was much bigger than I had previously known.
During 2011 I was two years into my career in physical therapy and living in Los Angeles, when I felt the urge to see another country.. I mean really see it. I quickly sold everything I owned, and flew to Italy on a one way flight! After one year of exploring Italy, my life was never the same. You can read more about my au pair experience here.
I have had various international after living in Italy, but I have always felt stuck in the US. I’ve stayed busy while working the all-too-common 9-5 job (or two or three jobs at times), with a measly two weeks of paid vacation. In August 2018, I quit my job and started making arrangements to travel the world for a year, or until I ran out of money. I spent 5 months backpacking (and loving!) South America and then a couple months exploring Europe, with some of state side visits peppered in.
After returning to The United States in summer of 2019 I continued to travel until the Covid-19 pandemic hit, which changed the ease of long term international travel due to boarder closures and lowered the comfort of long term international travel due to many worldwide uncertainties. This shifted my life and travel plans in many ways but I continue to find ways to travel safely, in the States and beyond.
Through my travels I have met so many incredible people who are passionate about seeing the world just like I am. The possibilities that exist are truly endless if you’re brave enough to just take the leap and book that flight!
Want to know more? You can contact me here!
Where have I been? 21 countries and counting!
- Costa Rica
- Dominican Republic
- Puerto Rico
- The United States (19 states)
up next: Mexico City!