My name is Kay Rodriguez and I am a college student at Rice University.
I was just eighteen years old and I’d just graduated high school, and somehow I found myself, alone, on a plane to England on a cool July evening. It was a strange but exhilarating feeling, just packing my bags and jumping on a plane from my familiar home in Virginia to a foreign country, but it was an experience that would change my life and my views of the world. Once I got to London, busy streets, quaint shops, and a bustling city awaited me, and I loved every minute of it.
From then on, I haven’t been able to stay away from my desires to travel, photograph, and write. And luckily, the three pretty much go hand-in-hand. I am not sure what I want to do with my life career-wise, but I do know that I want to travel throughout my life. The thrill and beauty of seeing the world with a backpack on my back, a notebook in my pocket, and a camera in my hand is quite possibly the most incredible feeling I’ve ever experienced.
Since then, I’ve moved to Houston, experienced my first year in college, and traveled to five other countries. I’ve stayed at five-star resorts and I’ve visited public sanitariums. But most importantly, I’ve seen places, met people, and learned languages that I’ve never been familiar with. With each adventure, I realize that there are even more benefits to traveling.
In April 2012, I bought my first ukulele, who I named Snapdragon. She comes everywhere with me now whenever I travel.
I also have a bear, who we recently named Butterscotch, who travels with me as well.
Things that make me unique? I love tea, I think food is an excellent way to learn about the world, I tweet, I take photos, and I write travel articles. I also love to learn new things. I like to take chances and explore, I guess it’s my way of learning about the world around me!
I love making new friends and hearing from other travelers, so feel free to contact me any time at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook.
Maybe we’ll even cross paths one day in this small world of ours.