Hi everyone! Welcome and thanks for visiting The Girl and Globe!
I’m Becky, a 30-year-old travel addict living in Richmond, Virginia, USA.
My Travel Philosophy
All my life I’ve valued experiences more than things. When it comes to travel, I believe interactive experiences are the most memorable and meaningful. Now, I try to incorporate sightDOING on every trip I take.
Travel is all about trying new things and exploring new cultures, so I love sampling new activities. Throughout my travels, I’ve embraced opportunities to sleep in ice hotels, blow glass, climb a glacier, and party at Oktoberfest.
About half of my travels are solo, but I also travel with my husband, my sister, or other family and friends.
My Travel Lifestyle
How much do I love travel? Well, I read about it, write about it, and of course — actually do it!
I’m so addicted, I negotiated four weeks of paid vacation from my corporate finance job instead of a pay raise so I’d have time to see the world. When that still wasn’t enough, I started working for myself so I could set my own schedule and work remotely from any city in the world.
My work includes running data analytics behind the scenes on tourism marketing campaigns, with a little travel consulting and freelance writing mixed in for good measure.
Although I have professional responsibilities and a full-time schedule, I love the freedom of working from anywhere in the world and the opportunities that come with that.
I’m Not All About Travel
When I’m not traveling, you’ll find me at home in Richmond, VA with my husband Mike and my dog Polska. Our day-to-day is pretty normal: I drink far too much coffee every morning, spend my day working, and spend my evenings out with friends.
When we can squeeze it in, I also love hiking and camping throughout Virginia.
I also love cooking, reading, and yoga, so you’ll find them woven into my free time. Guilty pleasures include rainy day marathons of House of Cards, crossword puzzles, and restaurant date nights with my husband.
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This blog details my quest of interactive travel around the globe. I’m ready to get out and explore, and am looking forward to sharing tips and adventures with you!