Launched in 2014 prior to my year living abroad, An American in London is a personal travel narrative, a community for globetrotting individuals who also love to read, and a place for me to share my writing adventures.
If you are a first-time European traveler, are interested in culture and sightseeing, or enjoy reading a good novel, then this is the blog for you. Weekly posts include inside looks at journeys abroad, travel how-to’s, book reviews, and more.
There are three things about which I am most passionate: reading, writing, and travel. After several years of puttering around online, I finally settled down with this blog so that I could write about the things I love. When I moved back to California after studying Creative Writing and Publishing for a year in London, I realized two things: 1) I had accidentally left my heart behind in the UK, and 2) my love of travel is intricately intertwined with my literary self. Writing about my experiences and sharing the tips and tricks I’ve learned along the way with other travelers is a wonderful outlet for my wanderlust-ful heart, and gives me a chance to revisit in my mind the places that are so vital to my writing.
I currently work as a Marketing Writer for my alma mater, but my first true love is fiction. I’m an aspiring novelist currently working on a historical fiction piece about Jimena Diaz, the wife of the medieval Spanish hero El Cid. After living and studying in my father’s homeland of Spain, I realized the importance of place and setting; I am determined to bring the Spanish countryside alive in my work, while also experiencing everything that globetrotting has to offer. Join me as I share travel secrets, review novels and poetry, share tidbits of my personal writing, and continue to explore the world.
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