If those all seem to suit you, then you’re in the right place for all that. Thanks for visiting my blog, From One Girl to One World. This is my little place on the web where it allows me to express my nerdiness (just kidding, but I mean I actually do write about history and all these interesting facts). You’ll also get to follow me on my journeys and I get to share all those with you!
Because if you’re anything like me, you’re probably looking to change your life… looking for an escape from all your hard work or just need a breather.. and looking to find adventures and places actually worth seeing. You’re looking to live the life you wanted, a meaningful one in all. You don’t know where to start or what to do.
That’s where I come in with all this.
So, Who Am I?
I’m Gabrielle Sales, but most call me Gabby. I am 20-something years old and I am a Jersey girl that now lives in beautiful Arizona!
Since I was 4 years old, I realized I love going from place to place. It all started from living in a different country when I was very young to family vacations to bonding with my amazing friends. As I grew older, I realized life was getting tougher by the year. Sometimes in life though, you need a break. Once a college student, I usually took some sort of trip during my holiday breaks in between college and commonly now on the weekends. I use my breaks by at least doing something fun and positive. One of them is traveling, whether that’s outside the state or locally, I love discovering places that really feed onto your soul. It’s almost rewarding as it enlightens your perspective in this world we live in and enlightens the connection you feel from yourself to the extraordinary places that this beautiful earth has to offer us.
When I was a lot younger, I used to look at atlas books full of maps to learn my geography and be inspired by looking at the vintage pictures of scenery in these books. I would also spin around this huge globe my family used to have and I always had a curiosity what it’s like to go to that specific place. That curiosity in me always sparked inside me until this very day and I carry on that value of being mindful for adventures.
In short or in other words, I am:
- A hiker / outdoors lover. I like anything in the outdoors from running outside, kayaking, canoeing, hitting the beach or lake and swimming, and of course, hiking. You’ll occasionally come across my outdoors adventures.
- A road trip lover. I love road trips! From national parks and monuments to interesting cities, hitting the road will lead you to awesome things.
- A foodie. I love trying foods I’ve never tried or finding foods that I’ve always loved! Sometimes, I’ll mention food in my posts.
- A museum and city enthusiast. I love discovering museums of all kinds — this is where you’ll learn a lot of history! Most of the time, you’ll find museums in cities and discovering all the unique things that a city has to offer is also my thing.
What all those have in common is they all involve travel of some sort and we will get more to that in a little later.
And Why Did I Create This Site?
One day, I randomly created this when I just became a junior in college when I was bored in between my gap time for classes and I was looking for a serious creative outlet. I’m serious.
But I remember I had all these wonderful photos and stories I wanted to share with someone… or anyone. And, there it is.
I made this travel blog to document the places I’ve gone to and the wonderful or out-of-the-ordinary things I’ve discovered along my journeys. But, think of this as a guidebook when you need ideas or clarification on places you plan to visit. I also want to share with you and help you discover that the sky’s the limit and that you’ll find beauty anywhere you step outside. There are rich stories out there in all these places and I know you’re curious about them as much as I am.
But What Does That Broad ‘Travel’ Word Mean To Me, You Wonder?
While you hear the word ‘travel’, there is really no clear method of what it means to travel and that travel can mean different things to different people. It can mean flying over to a different state or country or it can mean just taking a drive to the beach near your town. I can say, however, I am not a full-time/nomad traveler nor do I truly plan to yet. I am content balancing a life being surrounded by work and my friends and family. It is possible.
My passion for both writing and taking pictures was combined here, and also, with my love for finding connections within and outside my home state to create this space.
I present to you: From One Girl to One World… Enjoy browsing! 🙂
You can also follow me and be updated about my journeys through my website’s instagram: @from1girlto1world
**All pictures on this blog are mine unless stated otherwise.**
Some of My Noteworthy Adventures So Far
- Climbed an inactive volcano that is 150,000 years old
- Seen one of the only blow holes/marine geysers in the world (La Bufadora in Mexico)
- Seen the world’s tallest stone structure
- Seen (and did a short hike for a close up) of the tallest waterfall in the United States at a vertical drop of 2,455 ft (Yosemite Falls)
- Gone inside the 2nd tallest skyscraper in the United States and also one of the world’s tallest skyscrapers (Willis/Sears Tower)
- Gone inside one of the world’s tallest skyscrapers (CN Tower – it was the tallest in the world from 1975 to 2007) and now considered the 9th tallest free-standing structure in the world
- Seen the largest canyon in North America (Grand Canyon)
- Seen the longest mountain range in North America (Rocky Mountains – they stretch to more than 3,000 miles)
- Been to some of the best beaches in America
- Seen the most powerful waterfall in the world (Niagara Falls)
- Seen the place with the most (and tallest) Saguaro cacti you can find
- Seen a meteor crater up close and personal
- Seen the best evidence of the late Triassic period (about 225 million years ago) through fossils of petrified wood (where it has the most abundant of them) and badlands
- Seen the hottest, driest, and lowest national park in North America
- Explored/hiked a mid section of the Appalachian Trail in New Jersey (the Appalachian Trail is the longest hiking-only trail in the world)