Hello! I'm Madison: a university student, beginning web designer, artist, bibliophile, pancake maker extraordinaire--most of all, I am an explorer.

I went on a gap year in Fall of 2014 and Spring of 2015 before I attending college. I traveled across Europe and Asia, all while working and volunteering (and blogging at my former website gapyeargirl.com). But this only began my love affair with the world, now I can't stop planning the next adventure on my list. I love to travel: taking tons of photos, devouring tasty local cuisine, and meeting new friends from a multitude of backgrounds. This website is a way of documenting my experiences and sharing the knowledge I gain abroad.

Currently I am a second-year student at the University of Maryland, where I am building my own major in International Relations and Security Studies. Hopefully by the time I'm finished with that, I will be a little less lost on what I want to do. 

What I do know is that I never want to stop learning, growing, changing. And maybe along the way, I will change a bit of the world with me.