I graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in Theater (Performance) and English (Creative Writing) in May 2009. The following summer, I spent time in Madison teaching a theater camp for middle school children and interning for an arts and entertainment section of a newspaper. That fall, I moved home to Door County, Wisconsin, where I began writing for The Peninsula Pulse and working full-time at The Peninsula Players’ theatre in a garden.
The long, quiet Door County winters inspired me to visit far off places, countries I had dreamed of traveling to “someday,” like Costa Rica, Southeast Asia and India. Most of the time I traveled alone. It may sound cheesy or unoriginal, but I learned a great deal about myself when confronted with all the obstacles of backpacking. I have a few crazy stories up my sleeve as result. After a couple years of this seasonal lifestyle, my partner and I decided to take a yearlong sabbatical to New Zealand. This year I bring you stories from Auckland, the Kiwi city I currently call home.
I love the outdoors, hiking, biking, yoga and travel. My dream is to write, learn about food and sustainability, pick up new recipes and cooking methods, and to travel. I live to learn new things and meet new people. My blog includes a medley of travel stories, day-to-day musings, gardening tips, recipes and lots of pictures. Stay tuned.