Oh hey! Do you remember me? La Tortuga Viajera? I’ve been, um, a little MIA lately. So I thought it might be the perfect time
to make a bunch of excuses about why I haven’t been blogging as regularly to give a little background on, well, me, and also what’s keeping me so crazy busy these days.
As you may know from reading my story, I — like many expats — started blogging as a means to keep my family and friends up to speed on my life abroad. One thing led to another, though, and eventually I decided to not only start this site, but to actually shift my career path….not to blogging, however (believe it or not, I’ve never cashed in a single penny on this site, because that’s simply not my objective).
My career in fact began at big ol’ tech corporations in Silicon Valley (Google or VeriSign ring any bells?). Marketing was my bag, I lived in San Francisco, life was A.O.K. Then I moved to Spain and worked at startups for awhile before realizing that I wanted to make a change – a big change.
Part of that change included increased consumption of cheese, jamón and wine – duh. But along with that — and perhaps in a drunken cheese-filled state — I decided to follow my childhood dream of writing. (My other childhood dream: to be a bunny doctor. No joke.)
So, with one foot still in the marketing world, I wrote. Since then, I’ve had articles published in The Huffington Post, WildJunket and in a slew of other publications. Beyond the travel world, I also regularly cover subjects ranging from ethical clothing to DIY fashion, at The Genteel.
Then of course there’s the travel. In the last couple of months, I’ve made two trips to the US, one to Morocco, and have a trip to India and another one to the US on the horizon. So when I’m not writing, I’ve mostly been in a car, on a plane, or spending time with family.
So that’s my excuse: I’m following my passion. And boy is it a lot of work. I hope you’ll all still come along for the ride, even it means that sometimes I’m blogging once every two weeks instead of once per week.
Now, prepare yourself as I dazzle you with a few photos from a recent lunch trip to the pueblo of Pastrana ;).