Hi! I’m Taylor. I’ve had an insatiable desire to travel and learn my whole life. I’ve been to a large part of the United States, backpacked through Europe (twice), and studied abroad in France. I am not ashamed to admit that I’m slightly OCD about everything from organizing my bookshelf to what I’m wearing that day, 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, staying in a sketchy hostel situated next to what I’m pretty sure was a heroin lab, 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, and I can only hope that I’ll be able to do it again soon!
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. But besides travel, I love spending hours upon hours in used book stores; learning and writing about history (specifically the 1930s through 1970s); collecting maps, globes, and postcards; making and watching documentaries; hiking in the beautiful scenery of the Pacific Northwest; baking cookies, cakes, and other sweet treats; following fashion blogs; and appreciating – sometimes attempting – photography.
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!)