Hi, I’m Valerie.

I graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Studies. So far, I have spent my post-graduate life traveling, teaching English abroad in Madrid, Spain, and striving to live life to the fullest every single day.

I like to think of myself as an avid traveler, coffee addict, passionate writer, environmentalist and a health & fitness enthusiast.

Welcome to my space in the Internet, my place where I share all of these interests.


Before anything else, I am a travel writer, telling my stories here on my blog and using them as inspiration for longer pieces.

I have visited over 15 countries and 3 continents, I am constantly seeking to cross places off my list, which seems to grow longer with each trip I take.

I hope that this blog inspires my readers to seek out adventure in their own lives, much like how I look for it in mine. Every day is an opportunity for new adventures, experiences, and life lessons to be learned. Without an open mind and a bit of wanderlust, so many great things pass us by.

If you’re on the fence, just book the ticket.

Health & Fitness

This is the lesser developed element of my blog that I am striving to work on in 2017. As I have gotten more serious about developing myself in terms of fitness and have been working toward better health, I have learned a lot. My short journey so far has already begun to change my life for the better, and I want to share my personal experiences in hopes that they could help others who are looking for the push to start now.


In addition to writing and blogging for my own personal enjoyment, I also offer various writing services for reasonable fees. I have written professional biographies, cover letters, press releases, and articles for people and businesses. If you are interested in having me work on a project for you, please fill out my contact form and we can discuss projects and pricing.


In addition to running this blog, I also have an active YouTube channel where I post travel and other videos from my life as well as promotional videos I have created for different companies.

Thank you for taking the time to read this far! 😉

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  1. Hi Val! Your cover photo is great! We’ve noticed you’ve been quite a few places. Looks like Hungary, Spain, Poland, etc. Anyways, we’re looking for smart travel bloggers to join our community at Yonderlist, and we’d love for you to come rate some of the places you’ve been. Reviewing places can also earn your blog more exposure. Swing by for a visit! http://www.yonderlist.com/for-bloggers


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