I never thought I could travel.
However, I have learned that every person has the ability to define what they do in life and how they do it. My happy place is barefoot in the woods, my coffee is a morning in the mountains, and my cliché reason to travel is to learn.
My wanderings began in Michigan, where my heart will always lay. I was never expected to do anything (holla ACT score of 18), but my mind had a different idea.
So at the age of 18 I left a small town behind to work long hours, explore on weekends, and start my never ending journey around the world.
Now while all my friends have babies, buy houses, and do all that adult stuff, I’ve been galloping around the world sleeping in my car and accidentally drooling on strangers on a plane. I have seen more than I ever imagined, had more embarrassing moments than I’ve ever wanted to admit, and have learned more than I ever thought possible.
This blog began as a dream, and has evolved further than my wildest expectations. Two years later, over a million of you have joined my journey. So thank you.
If there is one thing you should know about me it’s that I believe in chances.
We are all given life, but too many of us do not live. This blog is dedicated to challenging the norm of risk and reward. You do not need to be rich to travel, you do not need to live in a desk, and none of us should go through life by simply surviving.
So here’s my travel blog. Just a girl from middle of nowhere who decided that ordinary can turn into extraordinary. Are you up for the journey?
Special thank you to the following people:
My aunt Candy for pushing me to chase my dreams.
My dad for always supporting my crazy adventures.
My mother for telling me sky’s the limit.
Josh, for still liking me even when I haven’t showered for six days and smell like cow poo.
And all of you, for allowing me to share my story and live my dream. I would be no where without your support.
I love you all.
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