Relentlessly curious traveler, learner, reader, writer, in constant search of the next grand (or tiny) adventure. 


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© 2017 by Erika Firestone.

If you're 22 (or 27*) , physically fit, and hungry to learn more and be better, I urge you travel - as far and as widely as possible - Anthony Bourdain

“I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no “brief candle” for me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.” G.B. Shaw

August 18, 2018

With the idea in mind that this might be my only year living abroad, I made it my mission to travel as much as possible.  Luckily, my best friend from college Marissa was willing to help me kickstart this adventure with a backpacking trip. Less fun, were all my breaks...

September 30, 2016

 The last time I blogged was over 14 months ago, a few days before I moved to Glasgow, Scotland to pursue my Masters in Human Rights and International Politics. I knew very little about Scotland before moving here (I had spent three days in Glasgow in 2014), I knew alm...

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