Hello there! Welcome to Life Well Wandered.
My name is Alex and I’m an NYC-based (for the time being) travel blogger.
Life Well Wandered started back in 2014 as a way for me to document my first-time travels in Europe. Today, you’ll find posts from my travels around Europe and the U.S., detailed travel guides, and even some posts about my life – because my life impacts my travels and my travels impact my life!
Travel has impacted my life in ways I have trouble describing. As an anxious person eager to see the world, I want to show you that travel is possible – whether you travel all the time, have never left your hometown, have a mental illness, or just want to learn more about the world around you.
Lots of words can describe me:
New Yorker. Floridian. North Carolinian. Londoner. Parisian. American. Anglophile. Francophile. Anxious. Depressed. Shy. Driven. Planner. Researcher. Spontaneous. Wanderer. Photographer. Traveler. Writer. 98% introvert. Type-A.
I believe in mindful travel—a style of travel that focuses on being in the moment, seeking out local places, and truly getting an insider’s look of a location.
I also believe in being open about my mental health, the struggles I’ve gone through, and how travel has saved me.