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Who is Kaytlyn???

My name is Kaytlyn Gilner, I am from Denver, CO and I recently left everything behind and ventured to Barcelona on a year long journey. I am in love with my dog Kurt (Kurt Cobain), traveling, photography, fashion and food.

When I was 20 years old I had an urgent desire to travel. I was stuck in a bad relationship that I, for some reason, was not able to move past. I had my heart broken big time and I knew that it was the ultimate time for me to find myself. I had to get away, and that was exactly what I did.

I started an online fundraiser to help me raise money to volunteer in Thailand as an English Teacher. I had never traveled alone before and had only been overseas twice in my teens. Needless to say, Asia was a big step for me.

I had no idea how crucial this period of my life would be. Traveling alone as young girl undoubtedly changed my life for the long haul, for the better, and I wouldn’t trade my experience for the world.

After my adventure in Thailand I became addicted to the world. Every dime I made went to plane tickets and hostels and  I continued to explore cultures and reflect on how important travel is for personal growth and development.

I will always be married to the globe. Through travel I found myself, who I wanted to be and who I would become. I flourished into a far more confident individual and developed a sense a passion for life’s everyday little treasures.

My experience living and studying in Barcelona, volunteering in Thailand, and exploring the Middle East and Europe alone has truly changed the way I view the world. This is my relationship to the globe, my journey, and my crazy experiences. From relationship and travel struggles, to travel disasters, tips, and inspiration, my world is one big unplanned trip and I want to share it with you! Enjoy 🙂

Where I’ve been…