A (Not So) Unexpected Journey

After months of filling out paperwork, it’s finally happening: I’m actually going abroad. For the first time in my life, I’m leaving the country, and it’s not just for a week or two, but four and a half months. So, very unlike our dear friend Bilbo Baggins, this is an entirely expected journey for me.

I chose the beautiful Ecuador for my first excursion outside the US. For those of you that don’t know where it is, here:

I’ve gotten a lot of questions about what I chose Ecuador. This is why:

Yasuni National Park


A volcano

The Galapagos

And Quito, where I’ll be living for the next four and a half months.

As I sit in the airport, not entirely sure what to expect from my trip, I know it’s going to be absolutely amazing.

I hope you’ll follow along with me. As I travel, I’ll be posting updates of my adventures and any pictures I take along the way.

Vaanos, Ecuador. Bring it. I’m ready.


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