I’m Maysie! I’m a twenty-one year old recent graduate of Loyola University Chicago. I graduated in May of 2020, and am currently looking for a full time “grown up” job. While I’m job hunting, I’m holding down a part time job I’ve had since I started school. I can’t tell you what field I want to go in (simply because I don’t know myself), but I can tell you what I’m hoping to get out of life. I want to travel the world, eat donuts, and live my life to the fullest.
You can usually find me dreaming up adventures, watching TV, in the kitchen, or reading books! I grew up in, and currently live in the Chicago area. I pursued degrees in history and criminal justice. When I travel, I love to find historical significance in the places I visit, this is largely due to my love for history!
My Travel Goals
As a kid, I was fortunate to have parents who took me on some pretty amazing vacations. However, it wasn’t until I reached college that the travel bug truly bit me! I booked my first trip in 2018, and haven’t looked back since. My goals when I travel are simple: to have the time of my life, see and try new things, and to eat a lot of donuts (can you tell I like donuts?).
I’ve actually recently made it a goal of mine to try a donut in every place that I travel. It can’t be Dunkin’ or any sort of chain. No. It has to be a little mom-and-pop donut shop that I can only find in that specific region or area. As a self-proclaimed donut connoisseur, my goal is to find the best of the best in each place I travel.
I also have two larger scale goals for my travels. My first goal, I actually stole from a friend! I’d love to visit all 50 states by the time I’m 50. The second goal is a lot more ambitious. I’d like to hit 30 countries by my 30th birthday… So follow along with my blog if you’re interested in seeing me attempt to reach my goals!
Why Do I Blog?
I started this blog to share stories about my trips with friends and family, but also because I wanted to put information out there to help other travelers. In the process of writing my blog, I started to realize how much I truly enjoyed putting a pen to paper, doing the research, and just writing for the fun of it!
This blog will feature stories about where I’ve traveled, information on the places I’ve been to help you plan your own trips, my adventures in food, and lifestyle content. I want to share my passion for living life to the fullest with you. Hopefully, reading my blog will leave you feeling inspired to get up, do stuff, and see the world!