About Me

Traveling the World

One country at a time

My favorite thing is when people tell me they live vicariously through me. But it is also disappointing to see people think they can’t see the world. I want to inspire people to travel more.

 

Feeding elephants in Thailand
Feeding elephants in Thailand

 

27 countries

6 continents

2 volunteer missions

1 study abroad adventure

 

 

 

 

Why Travel?

If you want to see you who you really are, buy a plane ticket. It doesn’t matter where you go, as long as the culture is different. Maybe they speak a different language, or worship a different god. The farther out of your comfort zone, the more you will learn. You don’t know yourself until you are halfway across the world, in an entirely different culture, living with only the bare necessities and none of the luxuries of home. See the beauty you would never find in your home town. Learn to love people you have nothing in common with and may never see again. At the same time, one of the best things about leaving is coming home. It is seeing everything with new eyes, knowing how much you have grown. Everything is different and yet nothing has changed.

stephanie Chasing amityWho am I?

I am a full time nurse, part time world traveler. I do all that I can to travel as much as I can, as far as I can. Sometimes I bring along my girlfriend, family or friends, and other times I’m on my own.

My parents started traveling with me when I was very young. They took me to Europe, Chile, the Cayman Islands, Mexico, Canada and all over the United States. Since then, I studied abroad in Costa Rica, volunteered in Sri Lanka, backpacked across South America, traveled through some of South East Asia, did a medical mission in Kenya, visited Paris with my best friend and took my dad to Mendoza. My life isn’t complete without being able to plan my next trip.