[ hello, there ]

Hello. Bonjour. Hola. Ciao. Hallo. Olá. Ahoj. 

Thank you for your interest in my travels! I am Elizabeth [ the blondie in the blue backpack ]. 

In July 2016, I backpacked through Western and Central Europe with my close friend and sorority sister, Ally [ she’s the one in the green jacket and fabulous shades ]. This three-month trip gave me the opportunity to experience cultures and lifestyles that are so different from my own. 

[ Shocking to no one ], it opened my eyes to how massive the world really is. It gave me the “wanderlust” that everyone speaks of. I returned to my home in Kentucky, but my mind is always dreaming of that next adventure – whether that be another trip across the pond to Italy and Croatia [ 2018 ] or a quick weekend getaway to visit our northern friends in Canada [ 2017 ] or simply bopping around my own country.

Let me share my experiences with you. Whether you are planning a trip of your own or simply eager to learn a bit about a specific country, my hope is that these recommendations and insights are of value to you.

And if you are seeking a new adventure, I encourage you to go for it. There isn’t a right way to live your life. It is too short to not be madly in love with it. So, dare to be different. Be courageous. Take the leap. Trust yourself – both your heart and your brain. And above all, go after what is important to you. Your soul will thank you.

[ Elizabeth ] 

PS. You can read my full story  [ like why I decided to backpack Europe ] here.