One of the most frequent questions I get asked nowadays is what’s my favorite country. Um, is it just me or is that the hardest question in the world?! Don’t ask me that – it’s like picking a favorite child…out of around 30…. I guess I’ve been busy! Places stand out for me for many [...]
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Lately I’ve been in a bit of a slump-slash-quarter-life-identity-crisis. Actually, let’s not kid ourselves here, I’m always in one of those moods. While in some respects I’ve never felt happier – I finally feel like I am on track with my life and doing what I love, and I’m following my dreams yada yada yada. [...]
What if I were to tell you a place existed both untouched by time or tourists? In Italy, nonetheless. What if I were to tell you I’ve discovered the most curious, unique and hauntingly beautiful city in Italy? What if I were to tell you it is one of the oldest continuously inhabited places in [...]
Tuesday, November 5, 2013. A day that will live in infamy. A day I will never forget. The day I met Peter Jackson. Ok, well, I didn’t *meet* him per say, but I listened to him speak for several hours and sat 15 feet from him. That counts right? Rewind. Tuesday dawned just like any [...]
Running through the dusty basement of a house I’ve never been in before, I was trying to find a place to hide. Hide from what, I couldn’t say, just hide. It was nighttime, and the walls were pale yellow, barely illuminated. Hearing a noise, I keep moving, trying to be as quiet as possible. Ahead [...]
When I jumped feet first into the big, bad scary world of travel blogging a year ago, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. Though I had been internet writing for over two years, I had interacted very little with what I soon would discover is a whole ‘nother universe of people [...]
Greetings from New Zealand! It has now been 10 days since I bid farewell to America – the land of Starbucks and burgers – and journeyed halfway round the world to New Zealand, where they also have Starbucks and burgers. Maybe this transition won’t be so hard after all. For any newcomers here who have [...]
Around six years and two months ago I came back home to Virginia after my first stint of long-term travel. Has it really been that long? Fresh off the plane from a year in Spain and learning important lessons like fitting everything you need for a week of travel into a carry-on and how to [...]
If there is one country I’ve been absolutely, positively DYING to go to (that’s not New Zealand) it’s Iceland. I feel like this is not a coincidence. Both have incredible, unique, epic landscapes. Both are remote, not-easily-reached-or-thought-about destinations. And both have been featured in the two of my favorite books-turned-tv/movie: Game of Thrones and Lord [...]
The sun had already risen hot and bright by the time I crawled out from underneath my mosquito net in the Dana Biosphere Reserve in Jordan. Yawning, I began to dress, reminiscing about the night before and mildly regretting not diving into bed a few hours sooner. After watching the sunset while drinking tea with the local [...]
Source Attention, attention!! Read all about it! I’ve been hinting here and there and making sly remarks for over six months now, but I haven’t written anything serious online (long-term commitment issues here people). But the cat’s out of the bag; I’ve been harboring a big fat secret and I can’t keep it in any [...]
Sunset over Lanzarote, Spain in the Canary Islands Over the years, I’ve found I do some of my best thinking when I’m traveling. Away from the hustle and bustle of life back home, between checking my phone for texts and being pushed to “succeed”, I find that I can relax and philosophize. While traveling, it’s [...]
Who is Young Adventuress?
Hi, I'm Liz, and I got my first taste for traveling and Spain when I was 16 years old. On my own, 9 years and 30 something countries later, my wanderlust has only grown and the list of countries I want to visit longer. I've been living in Spain for the past few years but now I am about to embark on a new journey across the globe. Follow my adventures as I wander, eat, and photograph my way around the world
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