Seek Out Adventure

Two years ago, I quit my job and booked a one-way ticket to California. At 23, I had never been to the West Coast and was excited about my first solo travel adventure.

I needed a fresh breath of air and this trip provided so much more than that.

New experiences, friends, and memories to last a lifetime.

Since this trip, I’ve been to Spain, Italy, France, Iceland and Japan…but I find myself reminiscing about my West Coast Adventure more often than the others.


The utterly unknown was so enticing.

No plans, no expectations — I was just living.

I recently came across this short compilation video I posted on YouTube after my trip.

Jackie, I thought you said this was a SOLO trip…who are the people in this video?

I met them while staying at the Green Tortoise Hostel in Seattle!


I had no set itinerary and they invited me along with them to Canada…

…and I said, sure, why not?! 

And for the record, Canada is SO BEAUTIFUL and I’m obsessed with the country. Regrettably, I haven’t been back since this trip…


Watching this video is fueling my wanderlust — I need to get back out there!

What’s the best trip you’ve ever taken? Have you gone on a solo adventure?

If you’re hesitant about going solo, I can’t recommend it enough!

Spread kindness and cheer, xo


15 thoughts on “Seek Out Adventure

  1. If you haven’t been to the Grand Canyon yet (sorry, I haven’t looked back over your posts yet), I highly recommend it. I worked/lived there as an archaeologist for two seasons. Flagstaff, Williams, Sedona and Cameron are all worth visits while you’re out that way!

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  2. That’s so inspiring! I’m too scared to book a one-way ticket just yet, but hopefully that day will come when I can muster up the courage. I have been on a solo trip, and I loved it, until towards the end. I learned that I can do solo trips, as long as they’re not too long! But maybe I should try to do a solo trip and stay in hostels. I used Airbnb, so maybe that’s where I went wrong!

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    1. Ah, yes hostels are the way to go if traveling solo! You make instant friends to go out adventuring with! Plus, hostels usually have programs each night to help bring people together — when I stayed at the Green Tortoise in Seattle the hostel put together a pub crawl for whomever wanted to join — there was a good bunch of us who went and it was tons of fun! Just writing about it now makes me want to book a ticket haha — but I agree, traveling in general can be tiring; I ended up only wandering around for about 4-5 weeks until I booked a ticket back home 🙂

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