Hi! I’m Bri.
Here’s my face from 12 different angles.
No? Okay fine.
Here’s the story of The Travel Medley.
This blog started out as a way to document a nine month trip around Europe with my husband.
And yes, that’s a thing we did.
In early 2016, we decided to take the plunge. We quit our jobs, sold most of our stuff, packed one backpack each, and said our goodbyes.
The rest of the year was spent wandering around Europe as homeless nomad gypsies, with only the 30L packs on our backs.
I wanted a place to document our trip. And thus, The Travel Medley was born.
But y’all. Apparently I really needed a creative outlet. Because each post was more ridiculous than the last…
I ended up with lots of Dubsmash posts.
And I brainstormed creative poses with the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
I even drew my own version of events the time our hostel dorm roommates forgot how to be normal, considerate human beings.
Sometimes, there’s legit, travel-blogger advice too. Here are some examples:
- The post where I let y’all know How To Be Less of An Idiot Biking Around Utrecht
- The time I shared my obsession with coffee and gelato, aka How To Do Food in Italy for All the YASSS
- My explanation of how to Volunteer and Earn a Free Holiday! (Spoiler alert: board games, walking through the forest, and spaghetti towers are involved)
- The time I showed you the nitty gritty of What’s in Bri’s Bag – for nine months of continuous travel around Europe
All in all, I enjoyed doing this way too much. So I decided to continue travel blogging.
We finished our 9 month trip around Europe. And we came back to the US. But I’m definitely not finished traveling!
There are just SO MANY places to see.
Plus, I found this super cute elementary school project of mine. And now I feel like I have an obligation to Past Tense Bri to accomplish my childhood dreams.
So this might not be your average, run-of-the-mill travel blog. But I’m okay with that.
I’ve decided that I’m going to do it my way.
Instead of sugar coating everything like, “Omg I’m a travel blogger and my life is perfect!” I’m gonna give you a strong dose of #realtalk. (Like the time I ate a cow’s stomach and almost vomited.)
I will share silly stories, admit that I don’t like flowers, use too many hashtags, and make frequent Beyoncé references. I will also have SO MANY posts dedicated entirely to food.
Every once in a while, I’ll try to give you gear recommendations and share travel tips too. And sometimes, I’ll make travel-themed art.
And throughout it all, there WILL be dancing.
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