Heyo! I’m Meredith. My blog curious meredith is a travel lifestyle blog for the independent and adventurous.

I’m trying to figure out how to have the fulfilling career and find time to travel. Since I’ve started working full-time, I’ve discovered how productive weekend trips can be. I’m not a typical Albertan. I don’t worship hockey, listen to country music, or own a boat/snowmobile/quad. Although, I may not say no if I was given one. Wait, then I would have to maintain it… could I get a new snowboard instead? While living in my original homeland, I plan to explore culture and other curiosities of the world.

FYI: I actually hate the category ‘travel-lifestyle’ but I haven’t figured out a catch-all phrase for all of my interests. I could say it’s a blog about me and my interests but that seems very narcissistic and unfocused. Conundrum.

Still interested? There’s more about me below the photo.

Photo by Morgan Cox Photography

Photo by Morgan Cox Photography

RIGHT NOW: I’m living in Edmonton. I spent my time curling, snowboarding, rowing, running, hiking, baking, writing and reading. I just started learning how to watercolour paint. My Belgian has came to live with me in Canada in June of 2013; his influence has me experiencing Canada in a way I never had before.  Professionally, I’m a full-time communications coordinator for a library system and dabbling in freelance writing.

A WHILE AGO: My long-term travels started in 2009 when I went on exchange to Finland, which created a travel monster with an insatiable desire to experience more. In Finland, I visited a Sami reindeer farm in Lapland, dogsled and ran in the forests, and then backpacked around western Europe. In 2011, I moved to Kenya for a Communications internship. I took advantage of my good fortune and went on safari in the Maasai Mara as well as explored beach paradise on a motorcycle. Then I moved to Belgium, where I learned to finally cook a decent meal, soaked in European culture, and discovered the finer aspects of beer and wine.

Recently, I lived in small town central Alberta where I got back in touch with my prairie roots and showed my Belgian our wild ways.

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this blog are solely my own and in no way represent any of my past or present employers such as Parkland Regional Library, Aga Khan University Hospital, Aga Khan Development Network, or any associated organization.