Hi! I’m Monique.
I graduated from a small university in Texas in May 2014 with a degree in communication and have been exploring on planes, trains, trams, and ferries ever since. I was born and raised in Texas, but over the past four years I’ve studied in Milan, worked in Dublin, and just wrapped up grad school in London.
My blog is for the responsibly spontaneous: For those who like to seize the day but definitely like to know a little bit about the places they’re going to before they get there! I love to adventure, and research extensively, often filling up notebooks and spreadsheets with ideas to my nerdy dismay. Being responsibly spontaneous involves a little extra time as far as research goes, but it always pays off! I thrive off of organization, but won’t say no to a little detour. Some of my best memories have come from saying YES to those once-in-a-lifetime-how-did-I-end-up-so-blessed-and-here moments!
And that’s not to say I don’t make mistakes, because I totally do! You’ll read about mine here so that you won’t have to make them. HEH.
If you have any questions about travel, studying abroad, the working holiday visa process, grad school… or just wanna say hi, feel free to email me! firstname.lastname@example.org
Countries I’ve Lived In:
USA, Italy, Ireland, the United Kingdom
Countries I’ve Visited:
The Americas: The Bahamas, USA, Mexico
Europe: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Poland, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Vatican City, Wales
Asia: Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, UAE
Australia and Oceania: Australia
Country Goals for 2018:
Canada & Costa Rica – I want to hit 30 before 30!
While in undergrad, I blogged my way through my study abroad experience in Milan for my university’s newspaper. You can read all about here.
While in grad school, I blogged my way through a lot of fun adventures for my university’s online blog! You can read about those here.