Hi, I’m Val.
I graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2015 with a BSc in Biology and a BA in Spanish Studies. So far, I have spent my post-graduate life traveling, teaching English abroad for 2 years in Madrid, Spain, and working for GetMyBoat, a startup based in San Francisco that is the “Airbnb of Boats” and water experiences around the world. I now live in Australia, where I am working and traveling for most of 2018.
I like to think of myself as an avid traveler, coffee addict, passionate writer, environmentalist, and a health & fitness enthusiast.
Welcome to my space on the Internet, my place where I share all of these interests.
Before anything else, I am a travel writer, telling my stories here on my blog and using them as inspiration for longer pieces.
I have visited 35+ countries over 4 continents, I am constantly seeking to cross more and more places off my list, a list that seems to grow longer with each trip I take. I have also extensively traveled within Spain, and now I know the country as a second home.
I hope that this blog inspires people to seek out adventure in their own lives, much like how I look for it in mine. Every day is an opportunity for new adventures, experiences, and life lessons to be learned. Without an open mind and a bit of wanderlust, so many great things pass us by.
In addition to running this blog, I also have an active YouTube channel where I post travel and other videos from my life. It’s mostly just for fun, but I have created a bit of promotional content and am always open to taking on new projects 🙂
Thanks for taking the time to read!