Sometime in 2006, in my sophomore year of high school, I started an indie music blog. For the next five years, as the local scene grew and writing became more than a hobby, I couldn’t imagine doing anything else as a career. I majored in sociology to better understand the mechanisms of the cultural landscape; I read voraciously, listened to at least two new albums every day, spent hundreds of hours browsing online galleries and went to shows most nights. It never felt like work.
While I was getting my sociology degree, I became a certified tour guide and travel agent. The summer of 2013 was my first as a tour leader – three months spent crisscrossing Europe on buses and planes, living in hotels, and studying the dynamics of my groups. So far, 2014 saw me traveling even further, then going back to school for a Master’s in cultural studies.
Built to Roam is what I am as I do all of that: an adventurer, one day at a time.