My name is Rachel, a Boston native making my home in Pittsburgh. If you ask where I’ve lived, I’ll tell you some combination of: Boston; Pittsburgh; Delaware, OH; Les Cayes, Haiti; and Pune, India and Bangkok, Thailand.
I started this blog in 2012 when I traveled for the first time on my own. That July, I flew from my beloved, murky Atlantic to a sunny island in the middle of the Pacific on a research grant to Oahu. I learned a lot about myself and my perspectives of the world on that trip. Since then this blog has been a place for me to sort through some of my thoughts about travel and the big questions it raises. What began as a site for me to share travel tips has become something much more reflective and valuable to me as I process my thoughts. Since those early experiences, I have spent time studying much of what interested, confused, excited, and angered me academically as I earned a Master of Social Work and Master of International Development and a 200-hour yoga teacher certification.
I’ll always be learning. The world is such a diverse, beautiful, grieving, and triumphant place and I continue to search for my small place in it. I love to write as a way to process and reflect, but sometimes it’s hard for me to let go of my expectations of what that looks like. I try anyways here.
Visit my personal website for more information about what I’m up to these days at rachelvinciguerra.com
Our most recent trip was to San Francisco. We are a family of 4 and try to get our passports stamped each year. We have lived in Austin, Salt Lake City and Hawaii. Good luck with your travel blog, it is a great way to relive some of the adventures.
Thanks so much!! That sounds like a wonderful goal to have for each year! Your blog is very good and I can tell you’ve been on some excellent adventures too!
Hi Rachelynne…great to see you stopped by on our family blog. Happy travels to you. Will be in touch. Hope to get to Boston area one day in the not too distant future.
Thanks Martin! I hope you do get to Boston soon, I’ll look forward to reading your posts about it and seeing some more wonderful photographs!
Keep in touch!
Hey thanks for the follow, Hope you enjoy my blog, you have a great blog here.
Thanks!! Your blog is wonderful too!
Hi, Rachelynne! I’m so glad you popped up in my wordpress so I could see your wonderful blog–SUPER fun :)! I live near Disney World, which people associate with spending a lot of money. While that’s totally possible ;), there is a lot of great stuff to do for free that I love every bit as much as going into the parks. I’m excited to read more about your adventures, and am jealous that you’re off to one of my very favorite places: NYC. Have a WONDERFUL time!!
Aw thanks!! I love Disney World a lot, but you’re absolutely right! I’ll have to post some of those fun free things to do in Orlando sometime soon. I’m super excited for NYC too! Thanks so much for stopping by =)
David in Maine USA
Thanks for dropping by my blog – I’m so glad I saw yours, what a brilliant idea for a blog!! 🙂 Keep posting and good luck on your bucket list!
Thanks Chris!! No problem, your blog is great too!!
Say hi to Boston for me. I moved from there about a year ago. Great town! I wish you luck on your travels and I look forward to following them 🙂
Will do! Boston will always be my favorite city =) Thanks for following!!
Hey Rachel, cheers for the like and comment! Just checked out your blog (albeit briefly) and I think it looks great. I’ll spend some time reading now. Nice to meet you. x
Thanks Anthony! Loved your blog too, I’m looking forward to reading more! Nice to meet you as well =)
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Sure thing! I’ll send you an email shortly!
Great blog idea! Thanks for stopping by and liking chanceofsun. Your bucket list is certainly exciting – have fun with it!!
Glad to, I really enjoyed your blog too! Thanks for stopping by =)
Hey Rachel, I love new blogging friends, & I’m especially praying for you & yours out there in Boston today!!! Hope you’re all safe & sound & getting everything you need after Sandy’s big hit!
I’m so glad you decided to follow our journey & adventures in Hong Kong! Thanks! We hope you’ll join in the conversation on your next visit to the site… If you make it out here, be sure to look us up & we’ll show you all the free/fun stuff in the area! Blessings to you today!
Will do!! Thanks for the prayers last month. We weren’t hit too bad in my town. Sorry for the delayed response! Looking forward to catching up on your blog!
Hey, I love reading your blog and have nominated you for The Kreativ Blogger Award! Please check out my blog for details, post the award on your sidebar and spread the love to some of your favorite bloggers! 🙂
Thanks very much for the nomination!! I’ll get right on that! Congrats on your nominations as well 🙂
Greetings from Australia Rachel
I sincerely wish you all the best on your journey travelling in this beautiful and amazing world that we live in. Take great care and God bless.
Thanks very much!! And thanks for stopping by!
You are most welcome and the pleasure s mine indeed 🙂
They are great reasons not to have money! I agree. Must needs spend more than 50, otherwise it’s just not worth it!
You’ve been to lots of places. Do you have a favorite?
O gosh! In general, some of my favorite places tend to be by the ocean, but it’s hard to pick a favorite! Do you have a favorite?
No, I don’t think I do. But I haven’t been to as many places as you! However, I would love to visit Paris…
Yes, Paris is absolutely on my list. It’s hard to pick a favorite when they’re all so different and unique!
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Oh! I love it! Thanks for passing that blog along to me, I’m flattered mine reminded you of it =)
Hi Rachel! I just stumbled upon your website… and I can’t stop reading! I am very inspired and I love reading about your adventures… I will be following along, friend.
I’m flattered! I’m glad you stopped by because it led me right back to your blog–looking forward to following your adventures as well! =)
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I found this today and I love it so far!! I can’t stop reading
Glad you’re enjoying it Katilin!