For me, travel is a cure-all. When I’m out on the road, exploring and adventuring, I feel free, alive and happy in a way that I can never quite replicate at home. I’m a big believer in the power of travel to teach you about yourself, the world around you, and what you want in life. At Brunette Jetset, I blog about my journeys and adventures and how they’ve taken me from a painfully shy picky eater with a fear of everything around me to a confident, brave and adventurous young woman. I want to inspire you to make travel a part of your life, and see what it can do for you.
I grew up travelling to places like England and the Caribbean, as well as all across Canada (my home country) and down to the US. I also lived in Australia for a year when I was little, which I think may have been the spark for my travel addiction. When I was 18, I discovered travel blogs while bored at a desk job. I had literally never considered solo travel as a thing before; what do you mean I could just hop on a plane by myself?! My parents were understandably not too pleased by this new obsession. Nevertheless, I booked a trip to China for two weeks, all by myself. Apparently I wanted to throw myself into the deep end.
The trip went incredibly well and I haven’t stopped since. I still had to go back and finish my business degree, but in the last two years of my degree I visited almost 20 countries. I slept in the Sahara desert, au paired in Italy, partied in Spain, stand-up paddleboarded in Antigua & Barbuda and so much more. When I graduated I took off on a whirlwind trip to three continents and then moved to Toronto, Canada for a corporate job. Now I sit at a desk every day, but I’m exploring the US and Canada on weekends and using every drop of vacation time. My last trip was in November 2016 to Japan and Hong Kong – and in 2017 I already have trips to London, Boston and Colombia booked.
I’ve been to 35 countries so far and I can’t believe how much I still have left to see. I don’t see myself stopping anytime soon, and every single day I come up with another idea for my future and where I want to be. Follow along on Brunette Jetset to find out what I learn in my adventures around the world, and along the way I’ll share how you can make your big travel dreams into a reality.