Dogs, gardening, baking, PC gaming. Saved by the Bell, weightlifting, a pair of comfy Converse. Big Trouble in Little China, Spaceballs, piano and mandolin. Backpacking, camping, Australian Violet Crumbles. Bike riding and Leslie Nielson. Space.

I love all these things. But I love to travel.

Everyone has a blog nowadays. So why should you read mine? Just listen to what critics have to say:1

“This is the best blog I’ve ever read.”

“The photography is so incredibly stunning. You should work for NatGeo.”

“What is this BS? Are you trying to be like a hip, urban, professional with some instagram-y looking shit?”

“Kelsey, if you want to take good photos, you’re going to have to get a real camera and learn how to edit. Some of these are awful.”

In reality, I started a blog years ago primarily to share my photos and experiences with my close family and friends for the time I was planning on spending in Somaliland, but ever since I got rid of the ole facedoodle, I decided to resurrect this in the hopes of encouraging others to get out there and enjoy everything the world has to offer.

At the end of the day, my posts are totally to help me nostalgically look back and remember how grateful I am to have been where I’ve been and to have seen what I’ve seen. But if one person stumbles across this and feels the slightest nag to head out somewhere they might not have considered otherwise, I’m so happy for you and I wish you all the best.

I am indebted to every person I’ve met along the way. Thanks for letting me experience the moments in your life you were kind enough to share.

1Critics consist of my mom, dad, and brothers.