Hello Travelers! My name is Krissy. I was fortunate to be able to travel a lot when I was a child to visit my extended family in Guatemala and on family road trips across the United States. In High School, I went on my first trip to Paris. In college, I studied abroad in France and Spain. Once I stepped foot in Asia, I couldn’t stop traveling. Confession: I start planning my next trip before I even come back from the previous one.
<–This is me in Prague, Czech Republic. See that smile on my face? I’m thrilled to be exploring a new place, eating new foods, hearing a new language, and experiencing a new culture. I hope to be able to inspire people to live well, eat well, and travel oft. Because life’s too short. Enjoy life, live in the moment, open your eyes, smile more often, try new things! This world has so much beauty and adventure to offer. They say travel broadens the mind, and I agree. I’ve learned so much about other cultures and about human nature. I’ve learned to appreciate what I have and how to find ways to serve others. I’ve seen things I never knew existed. And you can, too!
I’m not gonna lie. Travel can be challenging, especially if you’re stepping outside your comfort zone or if something goes wrong. Lost baggage, pickpockets, missed flight connections, rude people, bomb scares, ruined memory cards, grumpy travel companions, language barriers, bad weather, weird foods, narrow escapes from barracudas, transportation strikes (ahem, Europe), street protests in Cairo, sickness, running out of money, spraining your ankle on the grand staircase of the Paris Opera House, etc. I’ve been there, and it’s tough. :/ But these challenges have taught me a lot about myself, about patience, kindness, resourcefulness, and learning to laugh at yourself and moving on with your chin up. These are the things you laugh and tell stories about later.
Below is my Maptia travel manifesto. Read it. Follow it or create your own. Please join me on my quest to explore the world one adventure at a time!
My Maptia Manifesto – from maptia.com