“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…
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. Pursuing my love of dance has presented me with the greatest gift–the opportunity to travel.
After visiting over 40 countries, I started to develop a curiosity for my own. So I moved into a travel trailer and hit the road to see the USA. I’m now a full-time RV’er and digital nomad, writing and (occasionally still dancing) on the road.
Why do I travel?
Most of the time I’m wandering around looking for local art, good food, good drink, 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:
- Finding vintage and handmade things
- Finding live performances
- Eating cheese plates
Topics You Will NOT Find on Wend
How to be a Budget Traveler: I spend A LOT on coffee and pastries and wine. I’m not sorry
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.”