I like to think it’s fate that I was born on Columbus Day, a whole 24 hours dedicated to a famous (yet controversial) world explorer.
I’ve been an avid traveler for as long as I can remember. Since my first plane ride as an infant and first solo trip at age 9, I have always loved travel, and I’ve always had an interest in trying new things. I’ve taken a roadtrip to Canada navigated solely by a plush cow, been screamed at by a gondolier in Venice, and been seated next to someone tossing her cookies into a Ziplock bag during a van ride up a Mexican mountain. From holding baby alligators to eating pickled herring and riding elephants, I’ll try most things once.
I earned my B.A. in Communication and Media from Northeastern Illinois University in December of 2010, and since then have worked as a political journalist, freelance writer, editor, and content writer.
I’m a bookworm, dog lover, a twenty-something with the mindset of a old man. You’ll find me doing yoga, taking long walks, sitting in cafes people watching, and complaining.
I know that life is short, and I try to take full advantage. That’s why I try to fit in as many adventures as possible: When the recession-plagued economy made it impossible for me to find a job after college graduation, I headed to Europe solo – twice – and I’ve been traveling whenever I can since then, be it a quick weekend trip somewhere outside Chicago or all the way to the Middle East. I’m about to move across the world to beautiful New Zealand, and I’m eager to get a taste of life (and wine) in the Southern Hemisphere.
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