There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.

Jack Kerouac, On the Road

You know, I don’t actually like the book On the Road by Jack Kerouac.
The men in the book had all given up, and traveled with a sort of hopeless desperation.
They're nothing like the traveler that I aspire to be.
But they do serve as a reminder to me, to be a different sort of traveler–
to let the road always call me, but not because I have nothing else.

The original name of this site is Nowhere to Go but Everywhere.

It's not about the hopelessness of having no where to go–
but the excitement of having everywhere to see.

I have spent the last five years traversing the world.
I've motor-biked most of Southern Asia, paraglided the Himalayas,
volunteered with lions and tigers, helped build a Buddhist monastery,
worked in a commune in Italy, hiked the Great Wall of China,
horse-trekked the northern steppe of Mongolia, herded sheep with nomads in Austria,
and spent years as a teacher in Taiwan.

These adventures define my life.
They sustain and inspire me, even in those moments when I've lost my way.

The world is big and beautiful and full of incredible moments.
I hope to share that with you, and to remind you that

there is always everywhere still to go.

My next adventure

2017 has had me in Tanzania, South Africa, and Colombia so far.

It's time to take a break, celebrate a parent's wedding and a sister's baby, and just be home with family a little while.

But don't doubt it for a minute-- itchy feet and a wondering heart will have me ready to wander again soon.

By the way, the pictures on the About page were taken by Alec Vanderboom, a very talented photographer and great friend of mine.

66 Comments on “About

  1. Thanks for the follow. I love your blog. It is amazing all of the places you have been. You’re pictures are also amazing. Keep traveling! Keep blogging! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Wow! You have to been to so many places. What did you think of Hong Kong? I was born there and moved to the UK when I was about 8 years old but I haven’t been back since my honeymoon which was about 9 years ago now. I would hope to go back there in the next few years for a holiday as my little boy was born in the UK and he has never been there. Thank you for the follow and I look forward to your future posts. xx

  3. Thanks for following my blog. I’m breathless just reading yours. You’re certainly not one to let the grass grow under your feet. Look forward to seeing where you pitch up next.

  4. i always dream to travel the world, perhaps maybe not now, maybe soon enough. you have a very inspiring story.. Goodluck and Godbless! Happy blogging and hope to read more about travel and places you`ve been soon! Keep it up!

  5. what a lovely journey you seem to have had so far. It is amazing to live and see new places & cultures. Wish you happy and safe travels! Thanks for visiting my blog and following.

  6. Thank you for the follow, Tessa-Rose! You are young and your life is already filled up with travels – don’t forget to savour your adventures and remind yourself of how lucky you are. Your blog is beautiful and there is more to come – I will be back reading!

  7. Really like your blog, Tessa-Rose. I love traveling myself and it’s both inspirational and a good learning to go through your experiences around the world 🙂

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