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May 20, 2014

Real People Don’t Travel

Real People Don’t Travel

Before I realized how easy it can be to travel the world, I was going through the motions of a life that didn’t make me happy.  I thought about traveling, I dreamed about traveling, but I had no idea how to actually start traveling. And all my feeble hopes of travel were crushed when the guy I was dating at the time told me, “Real people don’t travel.” (more…)

May 15, 2014

Floridian Escapades

Floridian Escapades

It had been two years since I had last been in America, and it was definitely time to go home for awhile. (more…)

April 27, 2014

Kuala Lumpur, to End Things

Kuala Lumpur, to End Things

For our final stop in Southeast Asia (on this trip, anyways), we headed to Kuala Lumpur and met up with our good friend, Ronnie. He’s another American we’d met in Taiwan, and he’s pretty great.

Our hostel was in China Town (because, where else?), right beside the Petaling Night Market. We spent our first night catching up, telling stories (we had plenty!), and drinking at the nearby Reggae Bar. White Russians, because that’s what I drink. (more…)

April 24, 2014

Why I Travel

Why I Travel

Someone recently asked me why I love to travel, and I didn’t have an immediate answer for them. It wasn’t something I’d seriously thought about before. My initial reply was simply, “Well, why wouldn’t I? It’s awesome!”

But that’s not a very good answer. And so I’ve thought about it. (more…)

April 13, 2014

24 Hours in Singapore

24 Hours in Singapore

We’d arrived in Kuala Lumpur to meet our friend from Taiwan, Ronnie. But I had always had a hankering to see Singapore, and we were just SO CLOSE. So I convinced Nicole (not that it took any real effort) to make a a ridiculous 24-hour dash to see the city. It involved two back-to-back overnight train rides, sleep deprivation, a Bucket List cross-off, and a helluva lot of walking.  (more…)

Hi. I'm Tessa.

Tessa Bradford

I'm a waterfall-loving, world-wandering, picture-taking, journal-writing sort of traveler.

And this is where all my memories end up.

The culture, the people, the food, those moments that make you want to pull your hair and the ones that make you laugh till your gut aches.

These are the stories and photos that I've collected over the last five years.

Thanks for letting me share them with you. 

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