Well hello, fellow adventurer! My name is Stephanie and I’m a blogger, passport stamp collector, and lover of all carbs.
I started The Scenic Suitcase to share my passion for travel with the world I live to explore. From Cuba to Switzerland to Iceland, there’s no shortage of places to experience! But I know travel can seem a bit daunting. How can you get where you want to go? Where do you stay when you get there? What should you see and do when you visit? Is it safe? These questions can be paralyzing and keep you from taking that trip of your dreams.
That’s where I come in! No one plans more methodically than me (you’re talking to the OCD queen over here!) I’m going to help take the guesswork away so you can feel confident in your next adventure and start checking things off your bucket list. And while designing a trip can be almost as much fun as taking it, many of the best adventures are those that catch you off guard. The ones where you just close your eyes, jump in, and trust that some of the best memories can’t be planned.
Starting a travel blog was much like that for me. Diving straight into the deep end and hoping for the best. Did I know the first thing about blogging? Nope. Was I great with technology? Dear lord, not even close. But did I have something I wanted to share with the world? A passion I just can’t seem to get enough of? You betcha! And that passion is travel. The first morning in a new place, navigating a foreign city when signs are in a different language, trying new foods you didn’t even realize were edible (sheep’s head and sour ram’s testicles?!? Makes me glad I only eat fish…) Realizing the world is so much bigger than you imagined. It’s wanderfully addicting.
And as much as I’ll assist you with your own travel adventures (from helping you realize you really can take that trip, to giving you the tools to plan every detail), I want you to help me too! What are some of your favorite destinations? Best things to do when you get there? The list of places to go only gets bigger by the day, and I’d love to hear your “must sees.”
So pack your swim trunks, and let’s dive in together!