Vegetarian Vagabond

theanimalblog:

A piglet swimming competition is held in Nanxiang, southern China’s Hunan Province. Nine piglets were selected from a local farm for the contest during which they had to swim along a water course. According to the organiser the event was to welcome the London Olympic Games.Picture: Quirky China News / Rex Features

favorite animals!!!

theanimalblog:

A piglet swimming competition is held in Nanxiang, southern China’s Hunan Province. Nine piglets were selected from a local farm for the contest during which they had to swim along a water course. According to the organiser the event was to welcome the London Olympic Games.Picture: Quirky China News / Rex Features

favorite animals!!!

Bucket List #32

"See an Alligator" 

Me holding Allie the baby alligator in the Bayou in Louisiana! Our guide raised baby alligators until they were two years old and then he released them into the wild. 

Bucket List #65

"Kiss Oscar Wilde’s Grave"

Irish Poet and Writer Oscar Wilde is buried in the Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris. So many fans flock to kiss this grave site that they recently erected a glass wall to prevent decay. Luckily I was able to sneak a kiss several months before the wall was built! 

yackattack:

While the guys got the German Chocolate Cake (which was really good), I got the Sizzling bananas with vanilla coconut ice cream. Yum!!  (Taken with Instagram at Herbivore)

Yum! Herbivore is one of my favorite veggie friendly eats in the Bay Area. I frequented the one in Berkeley when I lived there!

yackattack:

While the guys got the German Chocolate Cake (which was really good), I got the Sizzling bananas with vanilla coconut ice cream. Yum!!  (Taken with Instagram at Herbivore)

Yum! Herbivore is one of my favorite veggie friendly eats in the Bay Area. I frequented the one in Berkeley when I lived there!

Introductions

Hi I’m Katie! I recently graduated with a BA in Political Science (subfield International Relations) from UC Berkeley and am currently working on Political Science research and hunting for a post-grad job. I have been travel obsessed since I set foot on my first airplane (that I could remember) at the tender age of four. Since then I have focused on planning and funding my own trips, starting with my post high-school Europe trip.
Here is a picture of me before my latest trip:

I just got back from my first solo trip and am planning an extended trip after working for a year or two and before entering graduate school. When I am not traveling I enjoy finding interesting new places in the Bay Area (where I currently live). I also enjoy spending time in the outdoors, checking things off my bucket list, all aspects of soccer, art, and encouraging Americans to travel more. I am also a strong advocate of couch surfing, have a borderline unhealthy obsession with animals, and have been told that I am secretly an Australian who just happens to live in America. I made this blog to document my past trips, help others who are planning trips, and share my favorite finds. I hope you all enjoy!