To be honest, I always wanted to start a blog, but I wanted it to mean something to me…a passion project if you will. After graduating from UGA with a double major in Broadcast News and Psychology, I tried to get a job as a reporter, anchor, camera operator, anything. Not exactly willing to live in a small market, I then switched gears and started a life in politics. My family is deeply rooted in this space, and I’ve always enjoyed a rowdy dinner conversation/debate, so on to Washington D.C. it was!
I was fired up about the red, white and blue during my two years there, and I forever will be no matter what country I’m visiting. Right about the time I was supposed to help run a national campaign with my boss, I was asked to be a contestant on ABC’s The Bachelor. Gotta love life’s twists and turns! If you would’ve told me a few years ago when I was frolicking in the warm waters of St. Croix with The Bachelor that I’d be living out of a suitcase as a full-time travel blogger right now, I probably would’ve laughed and thrown some roses in your face, because as it turns out, I didn’t need them anyway.
After setting a world record (yikes) and accepting rose after rose, I threw them to the wind as I relocated to Argentina in 2013 as Marketing Manager for a luxury hospitality company. I’ve had an affinity for travel since I was a little kid, so moving abroad didn’t come out of left field for me. I landed in Buenos Aires with two bags and my sub-par Spanish skills ready to take on a new culture, eat some bife de lomo, and drink my fair share of Malbec.
After living and working abroad for a year, I had what I needed to start a blog: knowledge, passion and a topic. This site reveals my crazy adventures around the world and getting lost in the culture of the people – seeing how they move, what they eat and how they make a living. The idea is that the locals will inspire me, and then it’ll be a chain reaction from there. I try to put is all on paper for my followers to read and be inspired to see the same places I just explored. I like to think I can make a difference one destination at a time.
I’ve now been on the road and in the skies for almost four years, and I’m loving every minute. The best stories really are told between the pages of a passport. Thank you for reading and for your continued support!