About Me

I’m a 20s-something girl with a passion for travel.  I grew up in Virginia, USA, but needed something more so I moved to London for grad school.  Now I’ve finished my MSc. in Global Politics and am living in the Netherlands.  I’m perpetually planning for my next trip, and I’m one of those people (if there even are others) that gets an adrenaline rush on the hunt for an airline ticket deal.  North, south, east, or west: if it is a place on this earth, you can bet that I want to see it!

Aside from my severe case of the travel bug, my other obsessions include soccer (vamos Barca!), the Spanish language, everything green, snow, and the new series of Downton Abbey.  I prefer walking over cycling or driving, which is a good thing since I have neither a bike nor a car at the moment.   When I’m living abroad, I miss Mountain Dew, Cheez-its, college sports, Thanksgiving, and good BBQ.  I wouldn’t trade my life for the world.

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19 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Wow! I also grew up in VA, USA. Also I just finished my undergrad in Political Science IR and am moving to the Netherlands to live with my long-term bf who is Dutch. I am finding that it is a lot of trouble though because I either have to have a job so Nethl. can pay for my Visa or be a student there. I know the Netherlands has strict rules on their residence permits. Also, I found out that if you have a Masters degree then you can get a different Visa so I may end up studying there. I was just wondering how you got your residence permit? Do you have any tips for getting a visa? What was it like for you? I’d really appreciate it if you could take the time to reply. Thank you!!

  2. How nice to meet a fellow traveller! I loved your blog. “Wanderlust” is such a pretty word, and that Tolkien quote is one of my favorites. I look forward to reading about your wanderings 🙂

  3. One of my favorite quotes, by a favorite author. I do my traveling by motorcycle if possibe and am mostly from Virginia 🙂 look forward to reading about your adventures!

  4. Your piece on international house hunting was a breath of fresh air! We may be transferred for my husbands’s job next year to The Hague and all I’ve found out about housing has been pleasant–not realistic. Thank you for writing about your move to Haarlem. And, I loved the video of the Harlem Shake!

  5. Your blog is really interesting! We have opened the newest tourist attraction in Amsterdam and would love to have you as our guest one day! Let me know if you are interested!

  6. Hi! I’m so excited to have found your blog. I’m currently living in DC and I’ve just come back from visiting the Netherlands where my boyfriend is currently living. The visit was a chance for me to test things out and see if I could make the leap and move. I would love to get in touch with you and ask you questions about making the transition 🙂

  7. I hope the long distance is treating you well. I’m in the same situation, so you have my empathy! It was fun sharing in some of these journeys with you guys.

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