I'm a 37-year old Seattle girl who was bitten by the travel bug on my first tour of Europe in 2004. This personal blog follows my attempts to visit as many countries as I can, as often as my budget will allow. Since starting this blog in 2007, I've also worked as a freelance copywriter for an online travel publication. This only served to add even more must-see locations to my already extended list.
Follow me as I try to balance "real life" with exploring the world, all while trying to conquer a wickedly ironic case of homesickness.


And another thing...

One of the things I love about being abroad:

Being in a country of which I don't speak the language very well, but I'm trying. And the local to whom I trying to speak almost always answers me in their best English. And I realize we're both carrying on a conversation in two different languages, each attempting their best at the other person's native tongue. They help me with their dialect, I help them with their English. But together, we manage to communicate, albeit a little choppy and including charades. And then, right there in the middle of it all, we form this little bond that transcends the words we're trying so hard to say.

I love that.

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