Who am I?

Hi, My name is Alyssa!

I debated on writing about this for a few weeks because who I am right now is completely different than who I was a year ago. And I am already working on getting to know the stranger that I will be a year from now. I’d like to think of myself as easy going, fun loving, happy-go-lucky, and warm. The truth is, I’m the complete opposite. I’m intense, passionate, curious, skeptical, serious and demanding.

Despite all of this, I think my intensities lend to why I have been able to have the experiences I’ve had in my life already, specifically when it comes to travel. One of the things I’ve noticed in the last few years is that I am constantly looking toward the next trip, the next experience. I deflect some of this angst onto the advancement of social media travel campaigning being thrown in my face and some due to my own inner whirling of existential dread and the thought that I may not be able to go to every place that I want to go. And not only that- but I may not be able to go back and do things a second time around at my personal European- style leisure.

Those of you reading this must think “Wow this is already exhausting to read, I can’t imagine what it’s like to worry about that all the time.” Well toots let me tell you, its way worse to live it every. single. day. in my 10 pound noggin.

Regardless of all the pre and post trip anxieties that I love to subject myself to- I love travel with all my heart. It’s when I feel most alive, when I learn the most about myself and about other places and cultures, and when I create my most favorite memories with my family and friends that still give me joy to reflect upon.

When I write each post I try to craft its layout in terms of what my readers can gain from its contents. Before I take a trip I am always looking at packing lists, local cuisine recommendations and can’t-miss landmarks. I hope that the people who visit my blog are able to leave with some insight they can apply to their own travels, or at least spend a few moments being entertained.

Lisbon, Portugal circa 2014

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