About Me



In a Nutshell.

Most people call me Em. PA-living, Jersey girl at heart. Proud PKUer. Pet parent to a pit mix rescue. Auntie to four nieces and two nephews. I love books, movies, TV shows, and Disney everything. I am a kid at heart – introvert – nerd – explorer living life in that sweet spot between my comfort zone and the newness of the big, beautiful world.

This Blog.

This blog is mostly a bookshelf for my memories, a transposing of the sloppy, handwritten travel journals I carried so closely on my adventures. Some posts will tell tales of faraway lands while others will hardly take you outside of my head. There will also be some glimpses into other hobbies, and maybe the craziest adventure of all called everyday life.

My Travel-Loving Life.

Doing it, planning it, reading about it, researching it, photographing it, dreaming it… anything that involves travel interests me. I love reading about different cities, seeing photos of grand landscapes, visiting museums and monuments, taking out-of-the box adventures…

The words vacationer, tourist, and traveler seem to have different meanings in some circles, but I consider myself a mix of all three. I have slept in lavish suites with breathtaking views, followed tour guides from city to city on giant coaches, and roughed it in tents and hostels. I go where I want to go and see it whatever way works best for me at that time.

As much as I love traveling, I also love having a place to call home. A place close to the people I love where I can enjoy the pleasures of everyday life- like puppies, cooking, books, movies, and daydreaming.  And hopefully, it won’t be too long before I start planning my next adventure.

Learn More.

About PKU– For information about this rare metabolic disorder I am living with.

Creative Blogger Award– In this post I had to give five random facts about myself.

Liebster Award– I answered a few travel themed questions from a fellow travel blogger.

Topics– Some subjects I have written about.

Destinations– All the different places I have visited.

33 thoughts on “About Me

  1. I could have written this sentence “Doing it, planning it, reading about it, researching it, photographing it, dreaming it.” 😀 I’m like that as well when it comes to travel 🙂

    Thanks for following my blog 🙂

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  2. Hi Emily, nice to meet you. I think it’s amazing the way you have worked out how to travel with PKU. Obviously you don’t let it slow you down from living a full life. Kudos!
    Thanks for following our blog. I hope you enjoy the stories of our journey. And don’t be a stranger, come on over and join the conversation.
    Cheers, and happy travels

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  3. HI Emelye, It is nice to “meet” you and thanks for giving me a follow. I admire your tenacity in travelling and exploring your dreams with the challenges you face with respect to food. I have done all kinds of travel myself but 9 months out of a backpack was my longest and then I was “done”. I too like to have a home base to return to or live in when I am exploring. There are certain things and people you just miss which of course, makes them extra special when you have been away. I look forward to following you through your adventures. Happy travels, Cheryl

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  5. Hello Emily! Thank you for the follow on my blog! I am loving yours! I especially love the title! I so agree with what you say about travelling–it does not have to be a “cut all ties and leave” kind of deal–I prefer travelling knowing that I will find myself then come home after! Well put! Looking forward to more posts!

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  6. Hello Emily, thanks for the follow. ^_^

    I’ll admit that at first I was a bit like “eh? Isn’t she more of a tourist than a traveller?!” when I read your About write-up.
    And then you thoroughly hit the nail on the head in your last paragraph and exposed my silly opinion. Jeesh I’ve been hanging around the manic travel blog crew for way too long. Thanks for the mental smack lol. I totally get where you’re coming from with the slow travel. 🙂 There are a lot of perks to having a homebase.

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    • Hey there, thanks for stopping by! It is funny you should say that, when I was just starting this blog I was going back and forth for a long time about the name of it- I started with “daydreaming traveler” and then moved to “daydreaming tourist” before I realized that I’m not exclusively one or the other, but I am ALWAYS dreaming 🙂 I love seeing how different people approach travel- for some it is literally a lifestyle while for others it is one hobby among many. So many different things to see out there, and so many different ways to see them!


      • Still, there certainly aren’t enough people online who are brave enough to step up and say “I’m a life-long traveller”.
        In the minds of many bloggers a tourist is someone who doesn’t (can’t) take much time to know a place—a kind of taste-tester visitor. Most people are that. But if it’s true that a traveller is someone who wines and dines their way through countries then there’s no truer traveller than each country’s local tourists! The people who wander across their homeland each season taking in the sites!


  7. Great to connect with you Emily, thanks for following me as well. Seems we share a love and passion for travel. Look forward to sharing the journey with you. Warmest wishes from Australia.


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