Merriam-Webster defines an Adventuress as "a female adventurer, especially one who seeks position or livelihood by questionable means."
I define an Adventuress as "a female adventurer, especially one who seeks a life filled with excitement in all corners of the world."
Let's go with my definition, shall we?
Another way to put it is one of my favorite quotes by Jane Austen: "If adventures will not befall a young lady in her own village, she must seek them abroad." Which is basically how I stumbled into my own quest for adventure - by leaving my "village" at a young age.
When I was 10 years old, my family moved from our small Tennessee town (pop. 15,000) to Nashville. To say it was culture shock would be an understatement. In an attempt to ease my growing fear and anxiety, my mom began framing every new experience as an adventure. "What adventure is this?" she would ask me. "It's adventure number... 322!" she would exclaim, making up an arbitrary number. I would giggle and somehow the fear would subside, even if just a little.
And so, an Adventuress was born.
I call myself Ms. Adventuress as a play on one of my favorite words: misadventure. While the word misadventure typically has a negative connotation, I love the sense of spontaneous, thrilling adventure that the word imparts.
This blog will follow my travel (mis)adventures, showcasing my favorite cities and countries, fashion and food, hotels and resorts that I find along the way. Hopefully while reading about my adventures and travel musings, this blog will inspire you to take some adventures of your own.
So as my mom would say, what adventure is this? It's adventure number one. Stick around. There are many more to come.