Aloha and welcome to Me, My Pack & I! My name is Dorian, and this blog chronicles my experiences as a solo female traveler as I make my way around the world learning about new cultures, trying new food and meeting new friends.
The travel bug bit me late in life, and 2011 was the first time I traveled alone overseas. Being born and raised in Hawaii, even the five-to-six-hour flight to California to visit relatives was a big deal. Hawaii is tremendously isolated and that is both its saving grace and its curse. In my teens, I managed to make it over to Florida and the Bahamas on a family holiday, but most of my travel experience focused ar0und the West Coast.
In April 2011, I embarked on a year-long career break that lasted more than a year. Little did I know that this adventure would spark a love for travel and would propel me toward a second round-the-world journey.
Join me as I continue to experience what the world has to offer and embrace a new love for life that I couldn’t quite achieve by following all of society’s conventional paths. I’ve learned that sometimes you have to blaze your own trail toward happiness, and this is what I am doing one day at a time.
Mahalo (thanks) for stopping by and happy reading!