The Future of MadelineTravels

I’ve been awful about posting. It’s been almost a year since the last post on here and I do not have an excuse for that. First I’m going to talk about the future of the blog. A quick recap of the last year. Then some words of what’s to come.

There are going to be two changes to this blog. First I’m going to be posting. Hopefully I will come up with some sort of schedule of when posts come out and be able to keep up with that. The other change is that George is going to be posting on here as well. These posts are going to be mainly about our travels but some may be about other topics too. It really depends on what we want to say. This blog will be our space to express ourselves as we travel.

Today I set up a Instagram and a Twitter to post on as well as on here. For now the photos posted will be from the last few months I have been living in LA but soon there will be new photos going up. Following those will be the most current updates about where we are or where we are going.

The other thing I’m hoping for is that anyone who reads this and has questions or wants one of us to talk about something can message us. We can either answer to you directly or write a post about it. We do have an email set up which is feel free to send us any questions you have!

Since our last post George has been living in Flagstaff, Arizona, on his year abroad trying to soak up some American culture. Meanwhile I have been living in Los Angeles trying to be an adult. Both of us have been learning a lot about living independently while learning about our new cities, or in his case, a new country. As I am writing this we are both currently packing up our apartments and are getting ready to head back to Seattle for a bit before heading off on more adventures.

In the next 2 months we’re going to visit about 9 states before heading to Canada to fly to England! George is going home and I’m going with to see more of the UK and hopefully some more of Europe. Posts will be coming both about moving states, A year abroad, planning, and more. Please stay tuned and let us know what you would like to hear about!


Maddy and George



I did it!

today I officially graduated from high school. It only took 5 years and more than a few all nighters. Graduating is a huge deal and now the feelings are rushing in about what is to come. It was one of the things that I have been worrying about over the last few months. So I guess now there’s only one thing to think about. 

I think the interesting thing about the anticipation of this trip is the way my excitement changes. Don’t get me wrong. I am excited. But this is the first time I’m really going to be on my own. After these first two weeks I’m going to be alone. At this point in my life the longest I’ve been away from home at one time is two weeks and even then I knew some people or at least the place I was going to be. This is the first real step at me becoming an adult and that is pretty scary. 

One minute I’m all excitement and can’t contain it. Believe me. It’s all I’ve been talking about and counting down to. The next I’m freaking out and just nervous  because this is a big thing.

I’ll write more tomorrow. Now I’m going to go to bed for the first time as a high school graduate. 


A Welcome and A Plan

First welcome to my blog. This site is going to be used to update everyone back home while I’m on my trip through Europe.

This summer I’m spending 2 months from June 12th, this Friday, through Wednesday August 12th backpacking through Europe. My amazing mother Suzanne is coming with me for two weeks. In that time we’re going to London, Paris and Mont Saint Michel. After she leaves on June 28th I’ll be on my own making my way around by train, air, and boat. I’m planning on going to 5 countries in that time and my real goal is to get to know the cultures and people. To learn about something other than the culture that I grew up in.

My goal over these two months are to post on this blog AT LEAST two times a week. I’m going to be posting pictures, asking questions, writing about my experiences. On this blog I’d like to hear from you comments, suggestions of places to go, and questions that you have. I’ll do my best to reply to every comment and keep in touch while I’m there.

I hope you enjoy what I post. I’m excited to share it with you!