Three Cheers For To Travel And Beyond Turning THREE!


Three years ago I started typing on my laptop and hit publish on my first post. I wish I could remember what I was thinking, although I am pretty sure I didn’t think anyone would ever read what I was writing. I just wanted to keep track of the places we were going through an online journal of sorts. I had no idea what I was doing but I got on Picmonkey to create a header, found a somewhat decent photo of myself and started writing. I didn’t know the difference between,, blogger, etc. but somehow I ended up with a website.

I have learned so much in the last three years, about the internet, social media, SEO and all the other things that come along with this space. Besides those things, I have also learned a lot about myself, like how much I have enjoyed meeting people on the internet, how I should plan in different ways, and that everyone has their weaknesses and they are okay to talk about. Blogging is a weird thing in those cases. I always thought that people that met online were a little sketchy, but then I found out for myself and I was so wrong. I had these feelings about real life things and thought maybe I was the only one, but then I found this online community surrounding thousands of women with the same ideas.

Over the last three years I have made such wonderful friends, some I see all of the time, others I have met once or twice, and then the rest of you that I am internet friends with until we finally get to hug each other in real life. I love sharing emails full of encouragement when my “friends” in California, Pennsylvania, or elsewhere are going through something difficult, and then sharing in their accomplishments as well, even from afar. I have learned to deal with the weird looks when people find out that I am a blogger, or the awkwardness of vlogging in a crowded airport.

All of this to say THANK YOU! Thank you for giving me an outlet to share travel stories, life events, crazy shenanigans and everything in-between. The people I have met are the reason I keep coming back to this space. Megan, Laura, and Annie thank you for making me realize that friendships like ours are out there. Thank you for helping me with social media questions, listening to my woes, and encouraging me when I need it. To all of the other great people I have met from this space, thank you for your sweet comments, heartfelt emails, and real life connections. I am excited to be finding my routine again with this space and I can’t wait to get to know even more bloggers because of To Travel and Beyond.

Is it weird to be thankful for something like this? Maybe. Is it worth it to realize that you should be thankful for your blog? Absolutely!

Happy Birthday, To Travel And Beyond! You made it through the terrible two’s!


  • Heather Hammel

    Happy Blogiversary!

  • Jenn

    Happy Blogiversary :)

  • Kristyn | Dash of Herbs

    Happy Blogiversary! I can’t believe it’s been 3 years – that’s crazy!

  • Megan

    Yayyy! So proud of you and all you’ve done with blogging. And just think- if you hadn’t hit publish that first day the four of us wouldn’t be friends right now and I can’t even stand the thought of that. I love you and all the things you bring to our friendship and thank you for answering my million blogging questions over the last year. Congrats on To Travel and Beyond’s 3rd birthday!

  • Bri

    Congrats to 3 years!

  • Veronica Vargas

    Aww yay!!! Happy 3 years!!!! Xo

  • Alexandra Yargeau

    Congratulations!! It’s crazy how time flies! I’m glad that we got to know each other through blogging!

  • Meg Taylor

    Beautiful photos!! I saw your 2nd blogiversary come up on my timehop a couple days ago :) I hope you celebrate a little bit this weekend 😉

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

  • Vivian Bishop

    Happy Birthday to TTAB!!!! Oh my gosh the photos are so pretty! I am thankful for your blog because it sprouted even more our friendship!

  • Lindsay

    Congrats, MaceBoh! It’s been so much fun following your many journeys :)

  • Kayla Whitter

    Happy three years! I’m so glad you’re here. :) Also, you look gorgeous in the picture!

  • Ashley @ Wandering Weekenders

    Congrats on To Travel & Beyond’s 3rd Birthday! I’m with you and didn’t really know what I was expecting when I first started blogging, but I’m so happy that I’ve made so many friends through this process!

  • Emelia @ Dream Big & Buy the S

    Congratulations on 3 years. I couldn’t be happier to get to know you through your amazing blog. You have made so many amazing accomplishments and are such a positive light in my world. I can’t wait to meet you in person. Xo!

  • Lauren

    Happy bloggy birthday!

  • Mar

    Congrats on 3 years!! Cheers to many more!

  • Annie

    Happy birthday, love! All your hard work is totally paying off!

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