Hi! My name is Bree and I am the blogger behind Broke and Roaming. I created this blog as a way to keep myself motivated to continue traveling and exploring the world around me, though I don’t think I will ever lack the motivation for that. I am hoping that my travels will inspire others to travel as well. I know exactly what it is like to be on a budget and I also know exactly what it is like to be bitten by the travel bug (metaphorically of course, watch out for those bed bugs!). I am excited to go on this journey together!
Before we get started, there are a few things you might want to know about me. I am a 20 year old college student living on the East Coast of the U.S. I’ve lived here my whole life but I am just now learning to really appreciate my surroundings. Many posts will most likely be focused closer to home. There are so many new things to experience just outside of your door! I keep a plant based diet and try to be as healthy as I can most of the time. I do love seeking out new restaurants and trying dessert, though. I really love dessert. It’s all about balance!
A good way to describe me is an 80 year old woman in a 20 year old’s body. I have an old soul, drive like a grandma, wear grandma clothes, and love vintage EVERYTHING. There’s this bumper sticker my best friend found for me and I think it sums this up perfectly…
On the other hand, I am an adventurous person. I seek out an adrenaline rush every now and then. Makes me feel alive! That being said, I love reading and getting cozy on the couch with a good book. That’s how I spend most nights (if I’m not watching Parks and Rec of course). I’m getting my degree in Accounting which is something that I enjoy but I would definitely not say it’s what I want to do for the rest of my life. I’m still trying to figure that out since my dad said my original career goal was a bad idea…
Another gift from the best friend. She knows me so well! I think you have read enough about me for now so I’d like to leave you with my favorite travel quote.
“Let’s not travel to tick things off lists or collect half-hearted semi treasures to be placed in dusty drawers in empty rooms. Rather, we’ll travel to find grounds and rooftops and tiny hidden parks, where we’ll sit and dismiss the passing time, spun in the city’s web ’til we’ve surrendered, content to be spent and consumed. I need to feel a place while I’m in it.”
– Victoria Erickson