Hi! My name is Bridget! I’ve been traveling on and off for almost 10 years to places both near and far. Now I’m not your typical travel blogger who continuously travels and lives abroad. I have a full-time job that I absolutely love and am extremely passionate about so for me having a home base in Orlando, Florida is the only option. It is definitely possible to balance both work and travel even on a tight budget to satisfy your wanderlust.
For me, it all started back in 2010 when I traveled to Brazil for an expedition through the Amazon jungle with impossible2Possible, an organization built to empower youth to reach beyond their perceived limits by using adventure as a medium to educate, inspire and empower. Following the expedition, I spent six months in South Africa studying abroad where I also took the opportunity to visit neighboring countries Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Zambia. I was lucky enough to see Victoria Falls with my own eyes and decided that visiting the seven natural wonders of the world would be added to my bucket list. Africa is also where my love for elephants arose and ever since I have dedicated my life to bringing awareness to the challenges these pachyderms face in range countries as well as providing optimal care to a herd of ten elephants. That’s right, I’m a zookeeper!
Being in Orlando and a short drive from the airport, I can hop on a plane to get out of town for the weekend or find great deals to more exotic destinations. I’m lucky enough to live relatively close to dozens of freshwater springs, the ocean and plenty of wild places so even when I can’t get out of town, I can still find an exciting adventure. I tend to gravitate towards the more outdoorsy type of vacations because I’d rather get lost in the mountains than in the city.
I’m fairly new to the #travelblogger scene, but I want to be able to share my stories not only with friends and family but also others with a passion for travel, especially those with a 9-5. I’d like to one day include a map that highlights the places I’ve been, but for now, I’ll settle for a simple list of the countries I’ve stepped foot in.
Countries I Have Visited
- South Africa
I also want to take the time to thank my parents for all their support. They don’t like when I travel because I’m so far away and all the danger involved with the unknown, but they’ve never stopped supporting me. One day I’ll get them to tag along on one of my adventures! Thanks