Hello there! I’m Amber. I live in Dallas, Texas, and work as an accountant. Ya, the corporate job doesn’t always allow me the best vacation time, but I try to make the most of it and travel whenever I get a chance. Starting this website was something I always wanted to do, but I didn’t have the motivation or time until I found myself unemployed for a few months. I try to update it when I can now that I am no longer jobless and it’s always a work-in-progress.
The first picture up there is me in Barcelona in 2009. My first time out of the country was actually back in 2007, when I went with an organized group to volunteer and travel around Costa Rica for a month while I was in college. After that, all I wanted to do was travel. Once I had my first job, a nice 7 week vacation package and some money, I set off on my first unorganized backpacking excursion with a friend for 6 weeks throughout Europe. It was a blast and I have been using every ounce of my vacation to travel ever since, usually solo.
Even though I’ve never been on a round the world trip, or traveled to as many places as a lot of people I know, I have always enjoyed helping fellow backpackers with tips and advice on their first trip, like a “travel coach,” and after helping a few friends out, thought I should put some of that knowledge in one place. Thus, this website was born. Enjoy!