About Me

Hey, I’m Allison! 

Enjoying the sun at Jordan Pond in Acadia National Park.

Thanks for checking out my blog!

When I started this blog, I wanted a place where I could release my thoughts, emotions and viewpoints easily and share it with you all. I believe that we all have outlets and stress relievers that are therapeutic and writing is absolutely one of mine.

You may wondering what safe and sonder travel even means and how I came about the name. Sonder is the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own. Meaning, we all have trials, triumphs and failures. We all have relationships, emotions, and fears. We all have our own journeys and our own stuff; our own complexities.

Sometimes it is easy to feel like you are alone and shadowed in this big world, but if you were to sit and dissect everyone’s mere existence, and what’s beyond the surface, you would come to the beautiful euphoria of Sonder. And for me, that simple realization makes me feel completely safe and sound. Safe and complete. Safe and whole. Safe in the sense that I’m not alone. Safe in the sense that no matter where I travel to, no matter where I end up, the people are the same. It makes me feel complete in the sense that no matter how broken, confused or unstable we feel that we are, we are complete in our own beings. And that alone, makes me feel whole. Oddly, it is comforting to know that there are people just like me who are navigating their way through life, one day at a time.

Traveling allows me to dig deeper into the realization of Sonder and gives me hope that we can offer empathy and love to whoever comes our way.

I hope you take a little time to read some of the things I’ve wrote or look at some of our travels in the last few years. It’s been a ride and I am grateful to be on it!

Cheers to feeling safe and sound and navigating this life together!

♥ Allison

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