About Me

Beach Shot_My Travel Stamps
Spotts Beach, Cayman Islands – Photo credit @Tina Foster Photography

Hi, I’m Macaulay, a borderline neophile (routine averse) Gen Xer who travels with limited vacation time and on a budget. I collect passport stamps because I love to explore new lands and learn about new cultures.

I’m figuring you’re here because you like globetrotting too. What drew you to it? I think I developed the wanderlust bug even before I saw an airplane or walked into an airport. Thanks to a childhood filled with literary classics, I could curl up on my sofa and imagine life far, far away. From the vivid descriptions of fragrant pines, sure-footed goats scampering across an Alpine hillside, and a grumpy grandfather everyone grew to love in Heidi, to the funny and heartwarming stories of a homesteader’s simple, yet unpredictable family life in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s The Little House on the Prairie … it was all so fascinating!

Thanks to this blog, I now get to pay things forward and share some of my discoveries and escapades with you. It’s a creative outlet that I work on in my spare time. It’s not monetized in any way, so I am free to write about only the places and things that appeal to me most.

I am super stoked you stopped by! Bookmark my page or visit often, and of course, feel free to share it with a friend or two.