Hi! I’m Taylor.
This blog began many years ago as a record of my travels.
In high school, I went on my first Europe backpacking trip. I’m not often described as a “relaxed” person, so living out of a messy backpack scared me witless at first. It turned out that sleeping on trains in the close company of people I’d never met before, eating delicious food made on the street, and lugging around everything I would need for a month in a dirty sack on my back was the most amazing experience I’ve ever had.
Since then, I’ve continued to seek out every opportunity I can to explore the world around me and this blog, in its new form, holds me accountable. It is where I’ll share what I learn, see, think, and feel to document a life, and hopefully find others the same as me.
Besides travel, I love spending hours upon hours in thrift stores; learning and writing about history; rearranging and DIY-ing my house; watching documentaries; hiking in the beautiful scenery of the Pacific Northwest; and developing my photography skills.
My personal travel dreams: learn a Slavic language and travel through Eastern Europe, walk the Camino de Santiago de Compostela, and sail my own boat on a tour of the Mediterranean Sea.
Right now, I’m a college student majoring in Geography and History, with minors in International Studies and French. I’ll be studying abroad in Aix-en-Provence, France during my spring semester. I just got back from studying abroad and traveling in France, Spain, and Portugal. Thus, the purpose of this blog. (I’ll also be using it as an outlet for my photos and videos!)
I’m finally done with school, at least the kind that you pay for, and I’m in Seattle working on building my dream life.