Who am I?
I’m Jill, a thirty-something year old based out of Ottawa, Canada. As you’ve probably guessed, I’m not only a traveler but an adventurer too. I don’t want to just SEE the world, I want to DO the world! Some of my adventures have lead me to rappel down waterfalls in Costa Rica, go bamboo rafting in Thailand, ice climb on Europe’s largest glacier in Iceland, ride a camel into the Thar desert in India, drive my own dog sled in Quebec, Canada, and snowboard in the mountains of Japan.
I inherited the travel bug from my parents, (Canadian mom and Czech expat dad) and grew up doing many road trips in Canada with my family. My first great travel experience was when I was 16 and traveled to Europe with my dad and brother. We did a whirl wind tour of 6 countries in 2 weeks, visiting about 100 relatives (ok that might be exaggerating…but just a little).
My love affair with travel really took off when, three days after graduating from university, I moved to Japan alone to teach English for a year. This was one of the scariest but most empowering things I’ve ever done. It also gave a very different view of a completely different country, one I would not have experienced had I been traveling through vs. living in.
Since then I’ve been feeding my passion for travel and adventure by exploring this world both at home and abroad. Canada is such a large and wonderfully diverse nation, there’s always a new adventures to experience!
I decided to start this blog to document and write about my travels, experiences, and thoughts as I explore this planet. It excites me to have my own travel project to work on wherever I am in the world! I see this blog as my doorway into the world of travel and a way to connect with others, all over this magnificent planet, who share this same passion.
While I can’t be traveling all the time (still working on that one…) my mind is usually wandering the globe, extending my already long bucket list. I hope this blog will inspire, entertain, excite and inform you about this wonderful world we live in!
“To move, to breath, to fly, to float
To gain all while you give.
To roam the roads of lands remote,
To travel is to live.”
– Hans Christian Anderson –