I know that’s what you’re thinking. Well, he’s my stuffed monkey. And why did I choose to make him the star of this show? There are a couple of reasons. For one, I was trying to think of a way to stand apart from the other MILLIONS of travel bloggers out there. Secondly, he’s just so damn cute! 


I’ve gotten a lot of positive responses from people as I take pictures of Buddy everywhere. So in August 2014, Buddy and I embarked on this travel blogging journey. And what a roller coaster it’s been so far! I was so excited to get started. I couldn’t sleep because I had so many thoughts, so many ideas. But I got off to a rough start. I didn’t do nearly as much research as I should have (which, if you know me, is VERY unlike me) and I ended up with two websites which did not allow for easy navigation. But I guess it wasn’t too awful, because just a little over a month after I started I was nominated for a Liebster award by Love and Road. And since then, I’ve tried to reach out to more bloggers to ask for input and advice. Megan from Mapping Megan and Jason from Jason’s Epic Quest have been awesome and so patient with me; I can’t thank them enough!


Now I have a brand new website and can really get this ball rolling. So what can you expect? Well, I’m definitely not one of those girls that does crazy yoga poses everywhere. I’m not knocking them in any way, I just know that if I tried to do that I’d end up with a broken bone. I’m also not a backpacker with rugged hiking boots (not that I wouldn’t try it). No, I’m just an average girl with a full time job, who’s going to school for her masters, and whose preferred foot wear is flip flops. So again, what can you expect? You can expect me to show you that even with a ton of responsibilities, you can still travel! Since starting this blog, I’ve traveled to ChicagoScotland, England, France, New York City, Phoenix, Boston, Ecuador, Peru, Thailand, Jamaica, and places around my home state of Florida. All of this while maintaining a job and a 3.7 GPA. (Note: I have since graduated and earned my MBA. Yay!)


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If you’ve ever stared at a post card or seen a place on TV that unexplainably drew your curiosity, you can make it happen! It’s just like any other thing that you have a passion for; if you prioritize, if you set goals, you can travel too! I would love to one day leave behind my cubicle life style and make enough money digitally to travel full time. But until then, I hope to show people that traveling isn’t just for rich people. So let’s do this together! No more excuses! Let’s go!


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