Traveling is a part of me and I make my home wherever I go.
I have always been drawn to traveling – which is not a unique or profound character trait. Most people are. It’s fun to take awesome trips! But eventually, I realized that I wanted to turn it into a way of life. And so I did!
I have been to all seven continents and had the honor and privilege of living and working on five of them. I made the permanent shift to life on the road back in 2015 and since then I have been following my heart (and often my stomach) to people, places, and cultures that speak to me. I live for the everyday tasks that become daunting feats in new countries. Sometimes I literally can’t figure out how to open a door (or maybe I’m just bad at doors because this happens to me often…).
But these past few years have challenged me in ways that I couldn’t have predicted. I have done a lot of learning and (possibly even more) unlearning and have felt many, many feels. Through the things I’ve experienced to the stories I’ve heard and the people I’ve met, shock, guilt, anger, sadness, hopelessness, fear, and resentment, are just a few of those feelings.
And on the other side of those feelings? Humility, appreciation, wonder, astonishment, hope, empathy, and pure joy have come from better understanding and connecting to this big, wild world we live in. Travel means something different to everyone and we even take away different things from the exact same experience.
I am so passionate about the transformative power of travel and want to make it feel easier and more accessible for people just like you to find whatever it is that travel means to you.
And so, Brio Travel was born.