Welcome to All Roads Lead to Roam!
My name is Sarah and I’m a 20-something Virginia native.
You know the saying all roads lead to Rome? All paths I choose lead me to roam. There’s so much out there to see and I don’t plan on ceasing to roam the planet anytime soon (so you can stop asking, Dad)!
It first started in 2010 on a four-month study abroad stint in Montpellier, France. After graduating from Virginia Tech, I moved to southwestern France to teach English for seven months (check out my blog here). I stayed another six months as an au pair before returning home. I lived at home and saved up for nine months before taking off again, this time for Australia in September 2014.
I lived in Brisbane as an au pair for five months, traveled around Tasmania, to Indonesia, around New Zealand, on the East Coast, up the West Coast, into the Northern Territory, lived in Airlie Beach for two months, then spent my last week on Magnetic Island getting my Open Water Diver certification (insert PADI promotion here). It was a jam-packed and awesome year.
Now I’m almost four years post-grad and I still don’t have a ‘real’ job. I’m figuring out what I want to do with my career as I travel. But I do know that I want to work in marine conservation.
In March I finished a 10 week research assistantship with Whale Shark Research Project in Baja California Sur. Among other things I had the opportunity to swim with whale sharks 3-4 times a week, it was an unforgettable experience.
I’m currently making my way up through South America, visiting Chile, Argentina, Peru, Ecuador and Colombia.
Follow along to read about my adventures!