About Me

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With my fave pal in Chaing Mai, Thailand

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! moniquemoreno12@gmail.com




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

Africa: Morocco

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



8 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Where to begin. I am so proud of your accomplishments, your courage, and your willingness to do new and exciting things. I support all your endeavors and I trust that wherever you go, God will be at your side to see your journeys through safely.

    I can’t say enough about the joy I feel for you. You have definitely made the most of life and I’m glad that you do so. I encourage you to keep reaching for the stars although at some point, the stars may not be enough and you will probably have to venture out of our universe (start saving for your seat on Richard Branson’s space flight).

    I am glad you took this plunge, but at the same time, I look forward to having you back home. My life is not complete unless I know you are close enough for me to hold.

    Keep trecking forward Princesa and I can’t wait to read your next post as each leg of your journey continues.

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