A passion for travel, reading, and giving back to those who give the world to us.
The Makings of The Wordy Traveler
Even as a child I was a travel nerd. Maybe it was because I was an only child. Maybe it was because I was raised by parents who didn't believe in television. Either way I grew up reading books and vividly imagined traveling to the places in them. I built the Lost city of Pompei in my sand box, transformed a dirt pile in my backyard into an elephant crossing India, and tried to convince my friends we were sailing across an ocean on an inflatable swimming pool raft.
As an adult my love of reading and travel intensified. Everywhere I ventured, from traversing the countryside of Romania to sailing to an unpopulated island in the Caribbean, I had a book in hand that told of that location's history and past travelers' experiences. A year ago I wanted to find a book subscription box that perfectly combined my two loves of travel and reading. It was through that unsuccessful search that The Wordy Traveler was born.
However, when reflecting on all the beautiful lessons travel and more importantly the people I've met while traveling have taught me, I realized the greatest lesson was how blessed we really are. So I wanted to make sure that The Wordy Traveler didn't just fulfill wanderlust but also gave back to the people and places these lessons are found. So a portion of the proceeds of every single box supports the efforts to provide education for women and girls around the world.