The Girl


I’m a thirty-seven-year old writer, walker, girl geek, gamer, lust-monger and traveler. On the road, I take one suitcase, my darling MacBook, my Canon digital, a stainless steel cup for my coffee, my passport and a bad-ass attitude. I cry if I don’t have the Internet. I can fit in anywhere. When I want to. I only started traveling in the last five years, but in that time, I’ve been all over the U.S., and in nearly a dozen countries.

This is the story of a girl, a world and 365 days on the road, in the air, across the sea, through the Internet, and via other modes of travel that haven’t been invented yet. So, pack your suitcase (or hide in mine) and come along. I don’t pick up hitchhikers, but I always stop for friends.


  1. Shanna, that pic of you on the bed is awesome. I love it. I am enjoying hearing about your travels as well.


  2. Shanna, what a lovely photo!

    I love dropping in to read about your travels. No matter what words you choose, there is something so poetic about what you say – something like the perfect combination of satisfaction and longing – that always takes my breath away.


    • Thanks so much, Shannon! That means a ton to me. Wow, I’m honored and delighted. It makes the time and energy so very worth it!

      -goes off all giddy-like-

  3. Hey – I loved reading your blog – nice to hear what someone from outside Scotland has to say. I/m nearly finished my walk around Scotland’s coastline. about 2500 miles or so – looking for new ideas – any suggestions? Check out x

  4. Hi SG. It’s nice to see your other project. I look forward to reading more and wish I could attend your workshop.


  5. Just so you know, you have inspired me to seek my own happiness and branch out! Not as daring as you, but I’ll be heading to Mexico this summer for a month-long Spanish immersion program. All Spanish, all the time. I can’t WAIT to blog about my adventures! After that, who knows! So thank you for reminding me life is a journey.

  6. Oh, Lexi, that’s so awesome! Hurray, hurray! I can’t wait to hear all about it! 🙂

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