Hey y’all! I’m Kendyl, an aspiring travel blogger, originally from the great state of West Virginia. My goal in my posts is to provide both travel advice and some reflection based on my experiences and the aspects of a place that stood out to me. When I went to Easter Island, I was struck by the impact of tourism on the island, so that’s what I wrote about. In writing about Hershey, Pennsylvania, it was impossible to separate my memories of that trip from the global pandemic that shut the world down one week after the trip, so that comes out in the post.
I discovered a love of traveling and writing about my travels when I was fourteen and went to Ireland to spend a couple of weeks with my aunt and uncle who were there for six months at the time. I’ve been writing this blog since I was 16 and went to Spain. When I traveled in high school and first started college, I wrote about my experiences as a sort of diary for people back home to read. More recently though, I’ve been transitioning this into a slightly more professional travel blog where I can write about my trips and also provide some tips for anyone looking to plan a trip of their own.
Currently, I’m a student at the University of Arizona who loves languages, literature, and traveling. I am majoring in Global Studies, French, and Arabic, with a minor in Art History, and I’m on track to graduate this semester! Being in college has given me some amazing opportunities to travel abroad and within the U.S. through study abroad programs and volunteering with a local Parks in Focus program, which is funded by the Udall Foundation and has really helped to inspire my love of National Parks.
At the top menu, you’ll find some category links and selecting one of these will bring up the most recent posts in that category. If you’re looking a specific place or post, try out the search bar. You can also explore some of the tags by selecting one at the bottom of a post of choosing from the drop down “Destinations” menu at the bottom of any page. Some of these are smaller categories that I’m planning to build up in the future like “Solo Girl Sojourns” and “Hidden Gems.” I’m also in the process of revising some of my older work and reposting those, but it will be apparent which posts are older if you find yourself there.
I hope you enjoy my writing and are able to learn something and get inspired to see the world around you! Keep adventuring!
- Blogger since 2015
- Amateur Photographer
- Self-Identified Nerd
- Hot Chocolate Enthusiast
- Varying fluency in French, Spanish, and Arabic (and English obviously)
- University of Arizona student until May 2021