Feeding your hunger for adventure!
Hey there, I’m A.K! I am a Midwest Native who loves everything about traveling, cool experiences, and awesome food.
I spend 2-3 months a year abroad exploring everything the world has to offer, and just as much time exploring my backyard.
On my blog, you’ll find tips and advice about the best places to visit, delicious recipes, and other helpful guides.
The “why” behind starting this travel and lifestyle blog
After a year into this global pandemic, you could definitely say I was feeling some sort of way. The things I used to look forward to seemed so far in the distance and the year before either slipped by in an instant or dragged on day by day.
If you’re reading this and you lived through the 2020-??? pandemic, I’m sure you can relate to these feelings. So here we are! I’m taking this scary new journey to become a blogger.
I used to worry that it would be vain to talk about my "worldly adventures" and try to get people to want to read it.
But in my journey towards bettering my mental health and my overall wellness, I have discovered that it is okay to be selfish sometimes. It’s okay to put yourself first, and you don’t have to have crushing guilt about it. Weird, right?!
So that’s what I’m going to try to do here. To simply share my travel experiences; the good, the bad, and the in-between. I don’t know if I’ll ever make money from this travel & lifestyle blog, and that’s okay (though if I do-awesome).
I’ve been learning that not everything has to be monetized or even productive. It’s okay to just … exist. To exist, and to prolong memories.
So I will attempt to blog about things I’ve found and share them with you all. I hope that you find it useful, helpful in planning your own journeys, and maybe even a little inspiring.
My culinary journey
I'll admit, I’m a proud product of a childhood fueled by chicken nuggets and mac ‘n’ cheese. But as I grew older (and wiser, or so they say), I realized that there’s a whole world of amazing food out there that I’d been missing out on.
The more you know, the more you can create. There’s no end to imagination in the kitchen.Julia Child
Nowadays, I take every chance I can to try new and delicious foods from every corner of the globe. From fancy restaurants to street food vendors, I’m not afraid to try something new.
Even though I love traveling and trying exciting foods, there's still something comforting and nostalgic about coming home and cooking up some of my childhood favorites. Whether it's amped-up ramen or air-fried nuggets, I'm not ashamed to indulge in some easy comfort food.
But, I've also picked up some new tricks and techniques along the way that take these humble dishes to the next level. And who knows, they may just inspire my next adventure!