Hello and Welcome! || Travel journal & map updates.

Hello! Welcome to my site! This is something I’ve been working on for a few months on the side (but brainstorming for a LONG time now). I’m glad that I’m done with school now and have some time while I’m job searching to work on this. Perfect project to work on in this transition time! I was a little nervous sharing this with everyone, but I think the time has come. Yes, it’s still a work in progress, but it probably always will be! Feel free to look around and interact. 🙂

As you’ll see, this is a culmination of my love of maps, travel, photography, the global good, and just altogether, my passion for learning about the world. I want to make a positive difference in the world, and I felt that this would be my space to bring everything altogether.

Back in 2005, I had my first study abroad experience, and my first trip outside the country all on my own. I guess I’d say that’s where this travel bug started! 38 countries, 6 continents, and 30 states later, here I am!

So glad I keep a journal!! It was so nice to go back and read about my first impressions of Europe…

Journal passport

That was my first time in Europe. When I return again this week, it will mark my 5th time in Europe. Can you tell I love Europe? Definitely my favorite region to travel to.

Here’s an updated map to show where I’ve been and where my next adventure takes me. I’m going to be doing sort of a straight line trajectory through Europe in parts of January and February.

  • Starting in Brighton, England for my graduation.
  • Then heading northwest to Reykjavik, Iceland.
  • Back to London, England.
  • From there, southeast to Tirana, Albania.
  • Hopefully some side trips to Kosovo and Macedonia.
  • Back to San Francisco, California via London, England.

Interestingly enough, both Reykjavik and Tirana are around 1,100-1,200 miles (1,800-1,900km) from Brighton if you measured distance by a straight line.

victoriasmapjan2013 copy

There’s so much more to see in the world and I’m excited to share with you my experiences on this journey through life. Thank you so much for stopping by!  Please feel free to leave a comment or send me an email about any of my projects or travels, or anything else you see on the website to mapwanderer[at]gmail.com.

x

Victoria

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