“He said, ‘Above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it'” // Roald Dahl
My name is Mimi and I am a travel writer – you could also say, I’m a traveler who just happens to love oversharing through my love of writing.
I’ve always been passionate about a whirlwind amount of things, but never truly a master at anything. I find this works well for travel, to be elusive and quick on my feet, while always being interested in the next culture I come across.
There has been the constant presence of a wide-eyed glamorous view of the world since I was a little girl. I would check out every country specific book in the library for “light” reading during my tween and teen years, and look up at the sky to imagine it was me on that plane flying over me. You could say I’ve always been the dreamer type.
The first time I was able to travel abroad was when I was 18 and I had saved up enough to fund my own two week backpacking trip through Costa Rica.
Travel soon became the essence of what made life tick.
Since then, I’ve traveled to 35 countries and lived abroad in 4 foreign cities (Melbourne, Sydney, Wellington, Lisbon) and 2 islands on my own (Koh Lanta & Crete).
I focus on finding that little daily dose of beauty everywhere I go. I prefer slow travel when possible and I love seeing a culture through the eyes of a local. I also love craft beer – and if you give me enough of it, I may even sing you a serenade or two on the guitar.
I created The Atlas Heart not only to share my personal experiences around the world, but to inspire more adventurers to go out and see the world while they’re still young at heart. This is a community that’s meant to open up a discussion about travel, the world, and the basic aspects of what makes us human.
It’s about enjoying the best parts of life in your own unique way.
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Hello! I just stumbled upon your post on Portland- and I feel so relieved! I thought I was the only person who disliked the city! I’m from Seattle and felt the same feeling of being unwanted every time I’ve spent time there. (And I feel like I’m pretty used to the “Seattle freeze” by now but Portland was on a whole new level) Though I think it’s a beautiful looking city- I go there every few years to run the Portland marathon and enjoy the scenery. Anyways- just wanted to thank you for your honest story about your experience there.
You seem like such a pure and beautiful soul, I wish you the very best in your travel journeys and hope that you find all that you seek (and then some). I have aspirations to one day travel as much as possible but am currently locked in to a demanding career. Nevertheless, it is people like yourself that give me something to look forward to! Glad I stumbled upon this and again wish you well.
Mike – thank you so much for your kind words, you made my day! I hope you get all you want and more from your life. If that includes travel then I hope you embrace it with open arms one day when you’re able to leave your demanding career for awhile. 🙂
Love the site. I discovered it on Pinterest. I started a new blog this year as well. Hope to have the same success as you one day. In the meantime, keep on traveling and supporting each other!
Thank you Lisa!! It means a lot that you take the time to read my random anecdotes on here. Happy traveling. 🙂
You’re such a badass, and the hilarious part is that I think tons of people do AUS, NZ and SE Asia all in a row. I don’t think I’ll be doing Asia, but I love seeing how our NZ and AUS adventures may have overlapped in the past year, although you’ve been abroad far longer! 🙂 Cheers to a fellow Californian abroad.
Would love to feature your blog on the Blue Mountains Australia website.
We have 1.5 million visitors a year, and would like your story post to your blog!
Hope to hear back soon 🙂
OMG I’M SO JEALOUS YOU’RE LIVING IN AUSTRALIA! I really want to move there in a few years 🙂
It’s amazing that you’ve had the good fortune to live so many places in your life! Here’s to hoping for the same. From a fellow travel blogger. –Sarah from http://www.locallookingglass.wordpress.com , http://www.facebook.com/locallookingglass