How it all started . . .
Even as a child I was a travel nerd. Maybe it was because I was an only child or 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 only 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 few short years ago, I wanted to find a book subscription box that perfectly combined my three passions: travel, reading, and giving back. I searched high and low but couldn't find the perfect fit. It was through that unsuccessful search that The Wordy Traveler was born.
I wanted to make sure it wasn't just another subscription box, but that it would help others have a better life. I hoped The Wordy Traveler would fulfill wanderlust but also give back to the people and places we visit.
So today each box provides life-saving nutrition to two children and/or pregnant women around the world. In addition, all our tea is sourced from ethical farms and the featured artists are paid a living wage. This box isn't just about finding something great; it's about doing something great. Together we're changing the world one book at a time.