Really? Another travel and lifestyle blog?

Why not? I have been traveling for more than 5 years now and I’ve often thought about starting a travel blog to share my experiences with others. However, I’ve seen thousands of other millennials study abroad for a semester and start a travel blog so I never did. I know you’ve seen them too, and I know you comment #goals under their Instagram pictures. I may not be #goals but I’ve been traveling for some time and am ready to share my experiences in the hopes that it may help others with their journey. I have decided to start this blog because I know there are other people out there, just like me who like the stability of their  “normal lives” but also have a passion for traveling. After researching and reading more and more blogs, I have noticed that most cater to young adults who can drop everything they have and travel months at a time. This is not that type of blog; I created this blog for the everyday person who is interested in traveling and wants to explore their options. This blog is for the single mom, the recent graduate, the person who just ended a relationship, the first time traveler, and the lifetime traveler; this blog is for anyone and everyone. Finding Francesca will share my experiences when I had limited resources or time, and how I was able to do it.

After traveling more and more, and reading others blogs I realize that each experience is unique. For example, I read many blogs about people who quit their jobs and moved to Tokyo with $1,000 in their pockets. That is not me, and it never will be. It doesn’t mean that I am not adventurous; it just means I value structure. I truly admire the free spirits who can go and pick up and move to another country with a couple hundred in their pocket, but that is not me and I know there are thousands of other people out there that feel the same way.

My experience is unique because I have studied abroad, completed two service trips, and have traveled leisurely in 10 countries and over 15 states. I have traveled alone, I have traveled with my best friend, my boyfriend, family, acquaintances, and complete strangers. I’ve explored major cities in 24 hours, and I’ve also spent months abroad. I’ve experienced culture shock and then reverse culture shock. I’ve been alone and scared in places where I had no way to communicate, and looking back on it, those were some of the most pivotal times in my life. Traveling has allowed me to break out of my comfort zones, meet amazing people, see the most unbelievable sites and has given me a deeper meaning and love for life. If I can help one person on their journey, then it will be worth it to me.


Finding Francesca

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