Email: Zandria [at] Gmail [dot] com
Hi! My name is Zandria. I live with my husband Paul in his hometown of Buffalo, NY. We moved here from Washington, DC in July 2013, where I had spent the previous seven years.
History: This blog has existed since September 2002, when I was 22 years old. My original motivation for blogging was an upcoming cross-country drive; I would be traveling solo from my home in Virginia to live with an aunt in southern California. At the time, I didn’t know how long I’d be staying and figured this would be an easy way for family and friends to keep up with my adventures.
I ended up living in California for four months in 2002, before returning home to finish my Bachelor’s degree at Virginia Commonwealth University. As a college senior in 2004, I spent five months in Amsterdam on a semester abroad.
After graduating from college in 2005, I took off back to California for my second cross-country road trip. I ended up staying for a full year that time (June 2005 – June 2006). While I loved living in California, the pull of my family and friends on the east coast lured me back.
I moved to Washington, DC in October 2006 because I was finding more job opportunities there than in Richmond. At the time, I didn’t know a single person who lived in the DC area. I made a lot of friends over the years and lived in a number of different locations — I ended up staying for seven years, longer than I ever expected.
Living in Buffalo was completely off my radar before meeting my now-husband in 2010. Several years later, firmly established as a couple, I expressed my desire to leave DC and we changed our lives in a big way to move here. What’s next? Stay tuned.