Hi there! I’m Theresa, and I’m a mid-20s gal living in Los Angeles. My obsession is travel, and I’m passionate about inspiring others to explore.
I used to think that trips and exciting escapades were only possible for the wealthy or the extremely lucky, so I didn’t make it a priority. But my desire to see new places has never dwindled. So after feeding that desire a little I found that it’s possible to go places on a budget, to find joy in the everyday, to follow through on long-term goals, and to travel smart.
Most importantly, I’ve discovered that adventure is accessible to everyone — and I can show you how to create it!
I grew up in a small town in South Carolina, and I wouldn’t learn to appreciate the travel I did with my family growing up until much later. I remember road trips to Chicago, Thanksgivings in Pennsylvania or Maryland (where I had siblings in college), camping at Edisto Island, trips to the mountains in Tennessee, and visits to one of my favorite places, New York City. In tenth grade, I traveled internationally for the first time, participating in an exchange with a school in Wolfen, Germany, and I fell completely in love with traveling and exploring.
With the exception of a return trip to Deutschland and a short New Year’s trip to France, I moved to New York City for college and got stuck there. I wasn’t physically stuck — I still traveled home from time to time and visited my siblings who are scattered on the east coast. But my mind was stuck after graduation. I’d built up New York City in my head as the ultimate and the only place I could be, so I couldn’t understand why I was so unhappy there.
On a whim, I moved to San Francisco, and I have to admit that the City by the Bay now officially has a little piece of my heart forever and ever amen! After spending three glorious years there I now find myself in Los Angeles, CA. I’ve learned a lot in my moves, but probably the most comforting thing I’ve found out is that it’s totally okay to not stay put. As someone who loves traveling, that’s an important lesson to learn! It’s perfectly fine to love and admire places for what they were at the time you were there, but when you feel the need to move on, ain’t nothing wrong with that.
If I’m not exploring a new city, I’m probably out exploring my neighborhood. I absolutely adore instant photos, peonies, and blue skies. I have one of the coolest cats you’ll ever meet. I’m a Burner and can’t wait to go home )'( If you give me cheese and champagne, you’ll make me the happiest gal alive. And no matter what, I never want to stop having adventures. ❤
Photo credit: Matt Christensen