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About B

Hello! I am Bridget Whalen and anyone who knows me, knows that I live to travel. I have a severe case of “the travel bug” and spend an inordinate amount of time planning and dreaming about where I am going next.  While traveling is not my full time job, I work it into my schedule as often as possible by mixing weekend getaways with extended vacations.

Having lived most of my life in Boston, I have spent a lot of time exploring North America. Studying abroad in Barcelona allowed me the opportunity to explore Europe as well as sparked a desire to see the rest of the world. My top two travel goals are to make it to every US state and every continent so I plan on traveling even farther in the years to come.

 What else should you know about me?

–        I do not believe in staycations.

–        Researching places I have no intention of visiting for many years is one of my favorite pastimes.

–        As a foodie, I feel that eating my way across a destination is the real way to learn about the culture.

–        I contemplate selling my condo and not going home each and every time I board my return flight.

I hope you join me as I experience new places, relive my favorite destinations and continued to be inspired by the world of travel.

I can also be contacted at atravelingb@gmail.com

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  1. this is exactly how I am!!!! I want to runaway….damn work! 😉

    February 7, 2014
    • I know it can get so hard to balance work and travel! I always make sure I am planning my next trip so I have something to look forward to 🙂

      February 9, 2014
  2. I also spend hours researching destinations that I know I am not going to be going to any time soon! Some people might think it’s a waste of time but I enjoy it. I just say I’m learning more about the world!

    March 7, 2014
    • Exactly! I have the same outlook 🙂 It makes me so happy to read and research about destinations years before I am going to visit them for the same reasons as you. I think it just makes us more worldly and informed before we arrive!

      March 9, 2014
  3. This is me to a t! I’m happy to have come across your blog by chance. I live to travel and work full-time here in the US to support my habit 🙂 My days though as a study abroad student were some of my best ever and wish I could re-live them at times.

    I also spend inordinate amounts of time researching/dreaming about a destination even if I won’t be visiting for years. You should also see the “haul” I get from the library when I borrow travel guide books. Patagonia, Cambodia, France-why not? I look forward to following your blog!

    March 7, 2014
    • Thanks so much, Julie! I’m glad to find another full-time worker, part-time traveler! I truly come back from one vacation and immediately start planning the next, sounds just like you 🙂 I love that you still use travel guides as well. So many people dismiss them now, but I still think they carry so much value. I actually just purchased my Iceland one last week!

      Study abroad was truly the best four months of my life. I wish I could have stayed longer, but the opportunity opened up my eyes to the world and helped perpetuate my love of travel and new experiences. Thank you for reading and looking forward to reading your blog as well. Pittsburgh has always been somewhere I would like to visit!

      March 9, 2014
  4. Hi!

    I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award!
    http://lifeonmyplate.wordpress.com/2014/05/17/the-versatile-blogger-award/

    Accepting/participating is optional, but I hope you do take part in it! 🙂

    Best,
    Upasna

    May 17, 2014
    • Thanks, Upsana! I am so sorry that I am just seeing this now or I would have participated :/ I appreciate you nominating me!

      September 22, 2014
  5. I look forward to following your travel journey.
    From another traveler- Jessica, Turquoise Compass

    December 28, 2014
    • Thanks, Jessica! Looking forward to following yours as well!

      January 3, 2015
  6. Ashleigh #

    I absolutely love your blog. My best friend and I decided to start an annual mother daughter trip this year with our daughters. I was searching for new tradition ideas and came across your site. We are starting our first trip out in DC, taking a drive to Virginia for the apple blossom festival and then the Amtrak to Baltimore to visit the National Aquarium. 3 states in 5 days we are super excited and are having a blast putting all ideas into place. Very inspiring. Thank you 🙂

    January 9, 2015
    • Thanks, Ashleigh! I am so glad to hear of other people doing Mother-Daughter trips! They really are the best 🙂 My mom and I have already started discussing ours for this summer! The itinerary you and your friend are taking with your daughters sounds fantastic. DC is one of my favorite places! Can’t wait to hear how your trip goes!

      January 10, 2015

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