About The Blog

Hi! My name is Erin and I’m so glad you decided to stop by! I decided to start this blog because I really love history and have had the opportunity to travel and see several historic places. I really love researching the history of the places I’ve been and sharing that information with others. You probably came to this page to find out more about me, so here’s a little info:

I was born in Alaska and have lived in six other states in the US: Florida, Nevada, Utah, Virginia, Oklahoma, and Oregon. I also spent 13 months living in Malaysia, which was pretty fantastic. I highly recommend living in a foreign country if you get the opportunity. Or you could just make your own opportunity, which is even better!

Right now I’m a full-time online student at Oregon Institute of Technology. I’m majoring in Operations Management and have (so far) been on the Dean’s List or President’s List every term. I’m really looking forward to graduating in June 2019. When I’m not doing homework, I’m working with autistic kids and helping them develop functional skills. I actually love what I do. The kids are great and the people I work with are pretty awesome.

As for travel, I travel as much as I can. Now that I’m back to living in the US and having a normal job, I travel part-time, which equates to a handful of trips a year. I’ve been to 14 countries so far and 21 states. You can see my whole list of countries I’ve been to along with the ones I want to go to here. I didn’t cross Alaska off because we moved when I was just shy of two years old, so I don’t remember anything about it.

Other fun facts:

  • I have a cat named Sadie
  • My favorite color is blue
  • I have 5 brothers and 1 sister (I’m the youngest)
  • Ruins and historic buildings/sites are my favorite thing ever
  • The Count of Monte Cristo is my favorite book
  • I have social anxiety
  • I don’t really have a favorite movie, but I do like action/adventure movies a lot
  • My favorite animal is a polar bear

If you have any questions or want to know more about me, leave me a comment or send me a message. I hope you will enjoy what I write and I look forward to reading your comments!

I do have another blog, too. A Day in the Life of A Simple Girl. I share other, non-history-related posts about travel, complaints about school, random stuff, and bits about my life, so feel free to check that out, too!

Updated 2/3/18

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