I’m McKinley. I’m a Bay Area native, but now everywhere I roam is home. I’m a free spirited over thinker, obsessed with trying to figure out how to live my best life. I spend my time and money traveling the world and eating like a local, currently in Australia. My twenties have been a messy, exciting, confusing, beautiful adventure, and it’s an adventure worth sharing. These are my stories, my lessons learned, my travels, my dreams, and my struggles. This is me.
The Journey: The world is my classroom and its people are my teachers. The lessons I’ve learned on the road have been the most profound and from time to time, I like to sit back and reflect on this beautiful adventure we call life. This is my personal journey to find my place in this great big world and it might resonate with you. It really is all about the climb.
The Destination: Tips and trips! I’ve built my life around reaching beautiful destinations and I want to inspire others to get out of their comfort zones and in to a new time zone. I’m not a model, or a travel hack enthusiast, I’m not a flight attendant, or a trust fund baby… I’m just a normal girl with a serious case of wanderlust. So if I can see the world, you can too! I’ll show you how. Hopefully seeing these destinations through my eyes will inspire you to book that flight and see somewhere new through eyes of your own.
The Food Diary: My love letter to the world’s best cuisine. Some, okay most, of my favourite travel memories involve a restaurant, café, or bar. Skip the crowded and overpriced tourist traps and join me on my culinary … mission to eat like a local everywhere I go.