My name is Ashley and I am plagued by an all-consuming need to travel. After I flew to Australia with a one-way ticket in 2010, my wanderlust turned into an obsession, and I’ve taken every opportunity to travel since – whether it be a quick vacation to the Caribbean or a two month stint in Southeast Asia.
Like most 20-somethings, I struggle with direction, with the desire to find place and purpose. Instead of confining myself to a specific career or lifestyle, I’ve chosen to wander – to wander through life and to wander around the world – and I believe the answers I’m searching for will reveal themselves along the way.
Or maybe they won’t.
Regardless, the fulfillment and contentment I’ve acquired from travelling lead me to believe I’m headed down the right path.
I don’t feel as though I’m truly living unless I’m stimulated and learning, and I’ve discovered more about the world (and subsequently more about myself and others) from travelling than I have from any formal education. I’ve always been more inclined to choose adventure over familiarity, uncertainty over monotony, and travel over societal expectations. I want to continue to make ‘unconventional’ choices, live in the now, experience and explore, and constantly challenge not only myself, but also the status quo.
I started this blog to share my travel tips, stories, and other ramblings which I hope you will find mildly entertaining and/or useful. I’m also hoping to connect with like-minded individuals who dream of travel and, like me, have chosen a more atypical path – regardless of what others may think.
After living abroad in Edinburgh and travelling around Europe for two years, I’ve recently returned home to Canada. What’s next? I have absolutely no idea. But, I can guarantee wandering will play a pivotal role in my future.