Hi! I’m Allison and I love to travel, usually by myself. Hence the solo travel blog! Welcome to my blog – my digital scrapbook, if you will. I realized after two years of writing this blog that I’d yet to update my About Me page. So, here we are!
I was inspired to write exclusively about my travels during the summer of 2017 after I went through a breakup (it was definitely for the best and I shed zero tears) and I went to London (for a third time) and Dublin on my own, although it was supposed to be a trip for both of us. I’d traveled at least twice before by myself, to Scandinavia and Poland, and I absolutely loved it. If I’m being completely honest, I was kind of relieved that the trip turned into a solo adventure.
I came back revived, feeling like myself, and wanted to write about nothing than all that I’d experienced and seen. I’d been writing about theatre for a decade on another blog and I needed a change. And so That Girl Away was born.
A little bit about me when I’m not traveling or writing about traveling:
- I was born in California and raised in the suburbs of New York City.
- I moved to New York City in 2004 to attend university and never left.
- I live on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
- I meditate daily.
- I have my 200-hour yoga teaching certification, which I received in 2017.
- When I’m not traveling I’m likely at the theatre, watching a horror movie, reading, or doing yoga.
- I have two cats: a Tuxedo cat named Playbill, and a Tabby cat named Gus. I was once featured on Girls and their Cats.
- I listen to far too many podcasts like Saw Something Scary, The Horror Virgin, The Bechdel Cast, The Balanced Blonde, and That’s So Retrograde.
- I’m a morning person!
- I went to school for theatre and business.
- My favorite authors include Bill Bryson, Malcolm Gladwell, Gabby Bernstein, and Ruby Warrington.
- I love photography but I’ve never been able to master my Sony x5100!
- I also watch a lot of (probably too much) YouTube.
- I studied abroad in London for the summer in 2007.
- I did not vote for Donald Trump.
I think that’s enough about me. If you want to collaborate or work together, please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org.