As college graduation neared, I was faced with the dilemma that many college graduates face- what am I going to do after graduation? Many of my peers head towards getting a career and finding that first apartment. I decided to travel.
This blog is about my travels as a recent college graduate and beyond the “recent graduate,” but more specifically through the lens of a female traveler, solo or accompanied.
A little about me:
I have always kept some sort of travel journal to record special moments and general information. I even kept a type of video blog. This time I decided to do a real travel blog to share my experiences and perhaps encourage others to travel either with others or by themselves, male or female, at any age.
I was very fortunate to have parents that instilled the love of travel in me. Through them, I was able to see 47 out of the 50 states and 17 countries. I’ve also been to 6 provinces of Canada and 1 territory. I’m looking forward to crossing off the remaining 3 states and provinces!
I became familiar with backpacking on my gap year that I took between high school and college. I learned how to live out of the same backpack for 6 months and the fun of hostels. I later realized that packing for 6 months is a lot easier than packing for a week vacation such as spring break!
I once had a friend who asked me if I planned on studying abroad when in college after my first gap year. I replied yes (I ended up going to Buenos Aires, Argentina for a semester) and he was shocked and said I would have already traveled a lot. I also received a similar reaction for my second gap year, though on a smaller scale as people just chalked it up to it being who I am. But there is never TOO MUCH travel. When you see an opportunity to travel and explore- either be in another country, another town, or just a museum in your hometown you have never been to-always take it as you will never know what it will lead to.
Since starting this blog in 2016, I still am missing those 3 USA states, but I now have been to 42 countries. I look forward to sharing more of my experiences with you!
I hope you enjoy my posts and welcome to my passport!