Hiiii! I’m Christina, aka The Bold Brunette, a 20-something girl currently based in New York City.
My love story with travel began at a very young age.
My first domestic trip was at seven months to Sanibel Island, Florida. My first international trip was at age seven to Montreal, Canada.
Fast forward to age 24 and I had, among other milestones, attended an olive oil tasting in Vodnjan, Croatia and taught basic astronomy to young children at a rural school in Pailin, Cambodia. I kayaked through rivers in Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica and clubbed in Mykonos, Greece. I ate top-notch ramen in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam and got severely, severely carsick on the Road to Hana in Maui, Hawaii. Most recently, I free-dived cenotes in Tulum, Mexico and drank mezcal with Mexican locals.
Long story short, 15 countries later, I have developed an insatiable hunger for culture and curiosity for this world. A really bad case of wanderlust, in other words, that I haven’t been able to shake since. And how can I?
For me, it’s always been travel. There is nothing like the shift in perspective that comes from exploring an unfamiliar place and learning from a new culture. Nothing like the rush of emotion that comes from talking to a person radically different from yourself and becoming aware of those universal human truths that connect us all. Travel is the single most formative and rewarding experience a human being can have. It is the path to self-discovery and transformation, and the best way to learn about yourself and your place in this world.
So, about this blog …
On The Bold Brunette, I write about my travels and hope to inspire you to start planning your next adventure. My travel style values luxury & adventure, and seeks authentic connections made on the road.
I also write about my personal pursuit of a globally-based life. I am an unapologetic millennial that truly believes nothing is impossible with hard work and determination. By forging my own ( likely very bumpy & winding ) journey on this path less-traveled, I aim to inspire you to start on yours if you haven’t already.