I’m Rachel. I was lucky enough to study abroad in the southeast of England in 2013 and unlucky enough to have picked up an incurable case of wanderlust along the way.
Fortunately, after graduation I managed to land both a rare cheap DC apartment and a job at a wonderful nonprofit that offers both the time and paycheck to travel a few times a year. I’m really hoping to live overseas again someday, but this is a pretty great arrangement in the meantime.
Almost all of my travel has been solo, and I’d recommend adventuring alone to anyone and everyone. You learn a hell of a lot about yourself. When I first went abroad alone, I kicked off the trip literally worrying myself sick on my flight to Heathrow, but within days I knew I wasn’t going to want to leave. Now I’m an enthusiastic solo travel evangelist—it might scare you shitless to go it alone in a place where you don’t know a soul, but everyone privileged enough to have the resources to do it should absolutely try it.
When I’m not traveling (or browsing Google Flights) (or reading up on work visa policies for every English-speaking country in the world), I’m probably hanging out with my perfect cat, taking pub trivia way too seriously, trying to write, or marathoning anything/everything available on every streaming service known to man.
About the blog: This whole thing is an eternal work in progress—I gave it the name Intentionally Untitled because I didn’t know what it would grow into or how it would change over time or what I might decide to write about, and who wants to buy a domain name and commit to a title that might be outgrown by the blog? tl;dr this whole paragraph and the entire premise of the blog is basically one big cop-out.