Aloha! My name is Eartha, and this is my (ongoing) story.

I was born and raised in the Philippines, immigrated to Los Angeles, lived there and maintained a relatively "normal" life by societal standards for a while. Eventually, I realized "normal" wasn't in my DNA so I packed up, sold everything and backpacked all over everywhere I wanted to be for about 18 months. When I ran out of money, I worked for a cruise ship for 3 years, mostly around Hawaii. 

I left the cruise industry and moved to Alaska for the winter of 2017. After that, I moved to Hawaii to experience all of the Aloha we never got to experience while working on the ship. I left Hawaii to spend some time in Europe, then eventually came back to the states to try out the winter season in Aspen. Everyone says "You come to Aspen for the winter, and stay for the summer." I never understood what that meant until I experienced it for myself.

After Aspen, I moved to Napa for a new adventure - and THAT... is where I am at, at this point in my story. 

I started this blog as part of a "30 by 30 Project" - which was an account of 30 things I wanted to do before I turned 30... then because my life led me towards a very vagabondish type of adventure, I turned it into a travel blog. At first it was just to try and document what I've been doing or where I've been going, but eventually it sort of turned out to be something informational or inspirational I've wanted to share to anyone looking to be inspired or motivated. Not just to travel, but to do something with their life or follow their passion. I instigated a change in my own life in my 30's, and I'm still currently evolving. Hopefully I can embolden you to do the same. 

Thank you for stopping by and being a part of my journey!

*My banner art was created by the talented Filipino Children's Book Illustrator, Aldy Aguirre. :)