My name is Rachel, I’m 22 and I’m from Tucson, Arizona. I’ve recently graduated with my Bachelor’s degree (biology) from Arizona State University. I work as a glorified usher at a professional music theater and for the Arizona Game and Fish Department doing field work and community outreach. When I’m not working, I’m reading, writing, watching Netflix, hitting the pub, eating vegan food, attending a gig, smothering my dog or planning my next adventure.

I started this blog to document my study abroad journey at the University of Sussex in Brighton, England for the 2015-2016 academic year and all my adventures that went along with it. Now that my program is over, this blog is just a hot mess of lifestyle and travel posts.

I am going back to the University of Sussex this September for my Master’s of Research degree to continue my mischief. Stay tuned.

Feel free to ask me about anywhere I’ve been or ask any questions about my study abroad experience.

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Currently watching: Sense8 (season 1)

Currently reading: Your Inner Fish by Neil Shubin

2017 tentative travel plans:

  • June: United Kingdom and Alberta, Canada
  • August: Cancun, Mexico
  • September: Portugal and Spain (Camino de Santiago)
  • December: Ecuador

2018 tentative travel plans:

  • Summer: Japan, China and Thailand


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