Hi! I’m Bri
nomad, writer, cat mom
Hey there! I’m Bri. I’ve been living abroad in 9+ different countries ever since I first moved abroad to France in 2013 and then Nepal in 2015.
My passion for travel and exploring other lands, languages, and cultures started when I was young. I attribute this wanderlust to a family trip to Belize when I was around ten years old. It was the first country I traveled to outside of my own and I remember this feeling of mystery, adventure, and adrenaline.
I’m still chasing that feeling today as I live and travel slowly around the world, ticking off my bucket list as I go!
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More about me
These are a few of my favorite things…
- Traveling with Paul to new places I’ve never been before, especially adventurous destinations that are off the beaten track.
- I drink hot tea with oat milk and sugar every single morning. That’s thanks to my mom—she’s English!
- My favorite adventures have been trekking in the mountains of Nepal and on the active volcanoes of Guatemala, plus diving in the Caribbean Sea!
- Chasing waterfalls—and my cat, Yoda—in crazy gorgeous places. He’s my best friend and has lived with me in 9/10 countries.
Why did I start this travel blog?
As of this year (2023), it has been ten years since I first started “blogging” online. In fact, it was when I moved to Chambéry and Lyon, France for fourteen months (2013–2014), for my undergraduate studies, that I started my first website and began journaling about my experiences abroad.
After graduating from UNC Greensboro in May 2015, I began looking at how to go abroad again. My last two semesters in the USA in 2014–2015 would be the last time I’d live in the States. I have pretty much stayed abroad ever since, but, of course, I didn’t know that at the time.
All I knew was that I was moving my life to Nepal that summer. I had never even been to Asia but within mere weeks I found myself embarking on a grand adventure that would end up changing my life.
On July 23, 2015, I touched down in Kathmandu, with my one-year-old cat in tow. There, I was meant to pursue an MA in Crisis Management for two years while doing a work-study program.
It was during this time that I started my first niche blog, now called The Fluffy Kitty, which I created with my partner Paul with the hope to monetize it through affiliate marketing (some new way to make money online that Paul and I were learning more about). (And yes, TFK is a cat blog inspired by Yoda—our adopted adventure kitty!)
That blog ended up growing to over 70,000 page views per month, reaching an international audience. I began learning more about SEO, monetization, and all the terms and tools one could ever need to know in the “professional blogging” industry (which, I wouldn’t wake up to for several more years).
[Rest of story to follow… stay tuned!]