My name is Amy, and I’ve been traveling since I was eight years old. I’m a student, photographer, aspiring sociologist, and a sustainable travel writer.

The first big trip that I can remember was when I visited England and Scotland with my dad and grandpa. I remember sitting on the giant lion statues at Trafalgar square, eating lots of jacket potatoes, and hiding all of our hotel towels in the cupboards under the desk so the maid would keep bringing us more. I still wonder what she thought when she found dozens of towels in our room at the end of our stay!

Since that trip, I’ve visited Turkey, Puerto Rico, most of the continental United States, many countries in Europe, Senegal, and Morocco. The more places I see, the more I want to experience. I’ve documented my trips in various places, but recently I decided to keep everything I’ve learned in one place: this blog. I don’t claim to be a travel guide or anything close to an expert. I just want to share my experiences the way I see and feel them. I pay particular attention to people, and small details that might otherwise go unnoticed.

Not only do I want to understand the world in a more intimate, personal way, but I want to make a difference in the way I live. I want my whole lifestyle, including the way I travel, to reflect my commitment to living sustainably and reducing the impact that I have on the Earth.

I’ve also been doing amateur street photography for the last 4 years, so I’m excited to post some of it here.

Any thoughts, suggestions of things to do or food to taste, ethical brands to try, questions or any other comments are always welcome. And if you’re in the same city as me, let me know and we can meet up!

Photo by Trey Mortensen Photography