About

“Wend (v): To go in a specific direction. Typically slowly and indirectly.”


The word “wend,” is the best way to describe how I travel—ambling and without direction…but also how I go about a lot of things, like shopping for groceries, exploring cities, navigating adulthood…

Miami Wynwood Buddha Wall

Wend was started in June 2012, when I set out to sail the globe working as a dancer on a cruise ship. I did my best pretending to be a travel blogger for a while and have proven, repeatedly, to be terrible at it. So now I’m writing about whatever I want. Namely my favorite things: dance, people, art, books, gouda… To name a few.

When I’m not eating cheese, I’m figuring out how to be a digital nomad, a millennial, an authentic storyteller, an entrepreneur, and a basic functioning adult. If one reader finds camaraderie in my blunders along this journey, this blog has been a success.


My career in the performing arts began at 19 when I started working at Walt Disney World. Since then, my work as a dancer has brought me all over the world. From working and living in Tokyo, to sailing around the globe performing on cruise ships. Dance is my passion, and pursuing this love of mine has presented me with the greatest gift–the opportunity to travel.


Why do I travel?

Most of the time I’m wandering around looking for local art, good food, and good company. I’m also seeking people and stories that reinstate the universal truths I know to be true.

  • People are inherently good.
  • So is cheese.
  • The simple things in life are the most satisfying.
  • No one has it figured out.

Topics you WILL find on this blog:

  • Dancing
  • Traveling
  • Finding vintage and handmade things
  • Finding live music
  • Eating cheese plates
  • Eating….

Topics You Will NOT Find on Wend

Kelsey Glennon Austin

How to be a Budget Traveler: I spend A LOT on coffee and pastries and wine. I’m not sorry.

Travel Guides: I have created a few posts suspiciously called “Wend City Guides,” which are “guides,” disguised as my favorite places to drink coffee, people-watch, and shop for vintage stuff. They’re accredited by no one and structured around where I got lost that day.

Doing crazy thrill seeker “bucket list” things: I’ve repelled down a waterfall. No big deal…but I also am content wandering around a flea market, so don’t look to me for an adrenaline rush.

My next e-book or e-course: I have no authority to create a book or a course in anything. Except perhaps “A Comprehensive Guide to Eating Your Weight in Gelato.”

Making my life look better than it is on Instagram @kelsey_wanders


  • HBD to this waterfall hunter davepavlina  Thanks for doing
  • Felt good to unplug this weekend and soak in the
  • They dont call it the blue ridge for nothing Saying
  • Growing up in Florida I didnt do much hiking Except
  • When I was a kid my mother was a theater
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