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