นักฝัน (Nak Fan) translates to dreamer in Thai. I was 15 when I boarded a plane for the first time en route to Bangkok, Thailand- my home for the next three years. I had never left the country before, yet I found myself thousands of miles from my small hometown of Lafayette, Louisiana. Thailand would eventually open my eyes and heart to the world. And for that, I am eternally indebted.

After high school, I returned to the United States. I married the love of my life- a wickedly patient man from El Salvador. We have opted for a child-free marriage in order to pursue our love of traveling. We are fortunate to take biannual vacations, which I hope to document in this blog.

“If I’m an advocate for anything, it’s to move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river. The extent to which you can walk in someone else’s shoes or at least eat their food, it’s a plus for everybody. Open your mind, get up off the couch, move.” – Anthony Bourdain