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About Me


rease-currentThe background

My name is Rease. I’m originally from St. Louis, Missouri. I fell in love with travel on my first trip abroad in 2006. After graduating and working for one year, I moved abroad to Argentina in 2010, where I spent 2 years before moving back to the US, then to Puerto Rico, where I am currently based. I travel as much as I can, usually solo, and focus on traveling fairly cheaply.

Compulsive planner playing with spontaneity

My whole life, I have been crazy about budgeting, planning for the future, and being responsible. After my 2 years living and working abroad in Argentina, I came back to the US and made possibly the most out-of-character and risky decision of my life: to become a freelance whatever-the-hell-I-want. I went from someone who booked every single hotel, bus, and activity for a trip months in advance to someone who is wont to buying a last minute flight to a destination just because there was a good sale.

Choosing Not to Choose

The theme of this blog is “choosing not to choose.” I am passionate about so many things, I don’t see why I should have sacrifice any of them. I do Spanish interpretation and translation, travel when I wantimg_2286 to, write, teach Spanish to kids, and whatever else I feel like doing. It kind of scares the shit out of me. It also makes me really happy.

What to expect

I’m really just a girl who loves to travel, write, speak Spanish, and eat ice cream. I write about my travels to wherever I feel like going and the funny things that happen to me along the way. This blog is a collection of travel stories told by a girl with a warped sense of humor and a passion for making travel a priority.

Recommend Blog Posts to Get Started

My blog posts generally fall into two categories: Adventures, which are my personal travel experiences, and Travel Tips, which provide more guidebook-esque information.

Here’s some recommended adventures: 

My 1 Year Reflection of Living as an Expat in Buenos Aires

Dating in Buenos Aires Series (A laugh-at-my-pain series about all the horrible dates I went on in Buenos Aires)

Argentina, I Love You But I’m Not In Love With You

A Ride in a San Francisco GoCar

Why I Let My 1 Year Anniversary of Moving to Puerto Rico Pass without Celebration

Recommended Travel Tips:

img_6709How I Got the Southwest Airlines Companion Pass

Drunk All Day the Classy Way: Wine Tasting in Baja California, Mexico

Everything You Need to Know About Flying with WOWAir

Why I Flew to Another Continent to Buy Medicine (And How You Can Too)

Everything You Need to Know About Traveling with Fathom Cruises

Fitness Apps for Staying Fit While Traveling

Using the Culebra Island Ferry & Getting to Flamenco Beach