Hi there! My name is Kayla Steinorth, and I’m a 23 year old college graduate with a passion for reading, animals, and traveling. I got my degree in English, and s omeday I’d like to work as a travel writer (hey, National Geographic!) and maybe even publish a novel. When I’m famous, you can say that you knew me when I was just a small-time blogger.


Photo by Asia Croson Photography

I’ve been living the dream in San Luis Obispo for the last five years, but it’s time to shake things up a bit. Last summer, I found myself with just one more quarter of college and a barrage of questions from friends and family. After the tenth time I’d heard “What are you doing after you graduate?” it finally hit me: What was I going to do? I had vague career plans, but what young 20-something wants to dive right into a career? (Yeah, ok, some of you do. But I sure didn’t). So I turned to the one thing I’ve always wanted to do, but never had the opportunity or the funds for: travel.


Backpacking through the Greater Yellowstone Area in 2013

It’s almost been a year since that realization. In that time, my friend Emily came aboard as my travel companion. I graduated college and enjoyed three weeks at home with my parents during Christmas. In January, I returned to San Luis Obispo and worked two jobs (sometimes as many as 60 hours!) to fund the upcoming trip. I proved to myself that if there was something I wanted, I could get it. 

Emily and I don’t know exactly where we’re going on this adventure. We bought Eurail passes (stay tuned for an update on whether or not those are worth it) and we’ll be staying in hostels most of the time. The general but incomplete itinerary is as follows: London, Amsterdam, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Austria, Budapest, Czech Republic, Germany, and Italy. The beauty of this endeavor is that we have three months: we can do whatever we want, and go wherever we feel like going.

Now that you know a bit about me and a bit about the trip, are you ready to follow along? Whether you’re a friend or family member wanting to make sure I’m alive, someone who wants the inspiration to travel, or a fellow traveler also out on the road, make sure you click the follow button. I promise that you won’t be disappointed by the antics I’ll be posting about here.

xoxo until next time,