Stranger In This Town


As ambitious as I may be, I have yet to see the whole world. (I know; someday.) In fact, when it comes down to it, I’ve probably seen about 2% or less. I’ve done a fair share of traveling for a 25-year-old with no trust fund, but the world is gigundo. Like, monstro status. When people ask where my favorite place in the world is, I can only select from the teeny pool of where I’ve been.

Happy one-year anniversary to Stranger In This Town! I’ve been travel blogging for 6 years, but only started my own brand last summer. Thank you all for your support and feedback during that time. To celebrate, here’s a compilation of the most popular posts over this past year. Sit back, and enjoy a little trip down archive lane… I’ve got exciting things planned for the next year: look out for lots of… Read More

Every Lord of the Rings fanatic should make a pilgrimage to New Zealand’s Tongariro National Park, which set the scene for Mordor in the movies, including the formidable Mt. Nguaruhoe – A.K.A. Mt. Doom. While Tongariro offers stunning day treks through the other-worldly environment, including volcanic wastelands, active volcanoes, hot springs, and mineral pools, those of a more adventurous mindset will want to tackle the treacherous climb up Mt. Doom. Utterly lacking… Read More