About

Miranda at the Giants Causeway in Northern Ireland.

Miranda

A 2o something year old Canadian female who just wants to see the world. In 2013 I didn’t have enough money to go on an around the world trip, so instead I bought a 1 way ticket to London, and moved to Edinburgh.

Moving to a new country seemed to be the best way to travel while still working and saving money for a larger trip.

If you want to know more about why I decided to move to the UK check out this post: Why We Chose to Move to the UK.

And why did I choose Edinburgh?

Simple, Castles and the Scottish accent.

What’s in a Name?

Have you seen the movie Into the Wild? Or read the book? They’re based on the life of Christopher McCandless, a young  man who left his life behind to follow his dreams of living in the wilds of Alaska, bereft of all but the most essential of belongings. I chose the name of this blog based on a quote from the book that I found especially inspiring.

The full quote can be found below, but the part that our name comes from reads: “The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.”

Make a radical change in your lifestyle and begin to boldly do things which you may previously never have thought of doing, or been too hesitant to attempt. So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more dangerous to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p>» Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild

What’s on the Horizon

Hell if I know, but that’s the point of traveling right? But I do have some possible ideas in mind. Like picking fruit on English farms, or joining a carnival (seriously, anyone know of any openings for a couple of ferris wheel operators?). I’ll be based in the UK for the next two years or so, but I will be trying to do weekend trips into Europe whenever possible. After that we I’ll be looking to move to somewhere with a healthy supply of the good ‘ol vitamin D, possibly Australia, or maybe spend some time saving the turtles in Costa Rica.

I plan on traveling the world slowly for as long as I can.