My First Blog Post

I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.

— Mary Anne Radmacher

This is the first post on my travel blog. I’m just getting this new blog going, so stay tuned for more. Subscribe below to get notified when I post new updates.

A little bit about me:

I am a photographer, US Navy veteran, paralegal, wife and mother to two crazy children. I grew up in Honolulu Hawaii for the first 19 years of my life until joining the United States Navy.

Throughout my eight years in the Navy, I traveled across the world from Singapore to Bahrain, India to Japan visiting over 13 countries. Currently, I am living in Spain with my husband and children and have begun traveling around Europe.

I’ve always loved doing things a little bit off the beaten path. I think life is way too short to follow the rules. I love tattoos, rock music, witchcraft, weirdos and outcasts.

When I joined the Navy at 19 years old, I had no sense of purpose and only knew that I wanted to see as much of the world as I could before I died. I loved going to new places, meeting new people, eating weird things and having new experiences. it was through my time in the Navy that I truly learned to appreciate just how small we really are in the world and how lucky we are to have the freedom to do whatever it is we want to do.

While in the Navy, I traveled to Germany, London, Lisbon, Madrid and Barcelona. Germany and London was my first solo trip and the first time being overseas totally alone. Though it was intimidating, I tried to do as much research as possible and luckily met a lot of great people along the way to help me out. I knew that if I waited for other people to travel with me, I would be waiting for a really long time, so even though it was scary I had to do it. Germany and London were great starting points for my solo travel because it allowed me spread my wings while still feeling safe.

In 2017, I gave birth to my beautiful spirited Little Summer child and took a break from traveling overseas and just focused on staying stateside. I traveled to Portland, Lake Tahoe, Hawaii, Virginia and San Diego by myself with my son (because my husband was working/ deployed). It was through traveling alone with my child that I realized just how much more complicated it is. After all, I had trouble before with my 12 year old but things are much different when you’re traveling with a toddler. You don’t necessarily have to totally stop traveling, you just have to change your expectations and things that you do. I realized that my travel goals had to change slightly from that of a Solo traveler to that of a mother of a young child.

These life experiences both as a Solo Traveler as well as a mom have led me to the creation of this blog. This blog will focus on tips for solo travelers, moms and anyone else with a taste for adventure. It is my hope that I can provide my readers with ideas, tips, things to do, places to eat and sleep and hopefully inspire them to travel as much as humanly possible.

It is said that living your life without traveling is like reading a book but never turning the first page. It is my hope that this blog inspires you to turn that first page and to seek out new experiences in this world. Let’s get to it!

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