I can’t deny that traveling has been embedded in me from a very young age. It started with my heritage – being the daughter of a European (Bulgarian) mother and an American father, I spent many months between homes and families on both continents.
At the age of six, I moved to Naples, Italy, where I would spend the next three years regularly travelling. From London to Germany, my parents tried to show me as much of the world as they could. They introduced me to creativity through the arts of Florence, shared their historical curiosity through the castles of Romania, and taught me athleticism and determination by skiing the slopes of the Swiss Alps. It wasn’t until I was ten, my parents decisively moved to Washington, D.C., where I spent the rest of my adolescence. Since moving to the United States, I have returned to Bulgaria every year, Italy three times and France twice; as well as exploring Luxembourg, Netherlands, Ukraine, Greece, and Macedonia.
In 2014, I moved to New York City to attend St. John’s University. It was there I took up a major focus in Journalism, with two minor focuses in International Studies and French Language & Culture. In addition to being an ardent student, I spend much of my time practicing and coaching on the University’s fencing team. I anticipate to conclude my undergraduate studies in the spring of 2018.
I’m still in the process of growing and everyday I learn something new the world and the people around me. I hope to one day become a travel writer, and to use the many priceless lessons I’ve learned, to bridge the gap between prejudice and truth.
This archive is a collection of news, experiences, and advice from me and the sources I’ve met on my journeys.