My name is Rachel and I’m a 24-year-old graduate student working on my Masters of International Development and Social Work. My home has been in Pittsburgh for the past two years. Before that, I worked at an orphanage in Haiti after graduating from college in central Ohio.
I started this blog in 2012 when I traveled for the first time on my own. That July, I flew solo a third of the way around the world on a research grant to Hawaii. 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 valuable to me and hopefully a place where we can address some bigger issues together.
I don’t claim to have any answers, but I’m content to soak up all that I can in the meantime. Turns out, the 20s are the most exciting decade of life so far. I’m so excited for the years ahead. The world is such a diverse, beautiful, tragic, and triumphant place and I can’t wait to find my small place in it.