Hola, Bonjour, Ciao, Hi, I’m Alexis!
My passion for international travel spawned summer 2013 when I studied abroad for the first time in Madrid, Spain. It was the most eye-opening experience of my life. A Maryland native, I grew up camping, hiking, biking and road-trippin’ up and down the East Coast with my crazy, adventurous parents. We never flew anywhere — we packed up the RV or threw a tent in the back of our Jeep and headed out. So when I left the States for the first time that summer, my definition of travel expanded substantially. In an new country, I immersed myself in trying new food, listening to regional music, hearing fascinating stories from locals, going out dancing and drinking with new friends, and, of course, taking pictures (I studied photojournalism and European art in Madrid). In that month, I fell deeply in love with travel.
Now back in the States, I am stir-crazy. I have an ever-growing bucket list, and I am eager to cross things off. But like every other college student (or now, recent grad), I barely have enough money to pay for groceries, books, gas and other daily necessities — I definitely cannot to travel in luxury. The purpose of this blog is to document and share my money-saving discoveries as I share travel stories and plan my prospective adventures. I welcome and any all suggestions for traveling as an adventurous and broke 20-something gal. I encourage you to comment on posts! Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org!