Put simply, I am a 27 year old girl who wants to see it all. I realize that’s a tall order, but I like to set the bar high. I fell in love with travel after a few trips to England, Europe and Central America. The passion took over from there. So did my Delta flight benefits. Last June (2011), while departing an island in Honduras on a rather questionable ferry ride, I developed a savings plan that would allow me to return for some long-term travel within the year. I came home and put this plan into motion immediately. I worked a second job every weekend or so, cut the cable off and pulled the reins on any potential shopping excursions. I meant business.
It turns out, if you want something badly enough, you just go get it (read more on how I got here ). So, I did. Tired of the lack of adventure and mystery in my life, I quit the job, set a date and am currently making quite tentative plans regarding my second and third stops. I will start in Utila, Hondruas for some diving certifications and move south from there. I would imagine Nicaragua or Guatemala is the next stop, as one of my goals here is to become fluent in Spanish. Beyond that, I’m not sure. Something like Costa Rica to Panama via land, followed by Panama to Colombia via boat? Just not much of a “planner.” It’s kind of the theme here.
That’s the quick rundown of Emily. Amelia, my travel alias, will be blogging full-time once she hits the road. My intentions for this journey are to grow, evolve, learn and love. Ultimately, I want (or more so need) to get out of my comfort zone. It’s what I preach and I don’t believe you’re truly living until you’ve forced yourself out of it. I’ll keep you posted on how that all works out. Thank you for reading, supporting, commenting and following. My apologies ahead of time for the over abundance of Christopher McCandless/Into the Wild quotes.
April 23, 2012