In 2017, I moved to a new city for a new graphic design job with no contacts whatsoever. Going from an avid social life to not knowing a soul in the area left me with a lot more time than I anticipated.
At the time, Asher and I were on our third year of a long distance relationship. Our favorite thing to do was take weekend trips to hostels in new places and explore the area (it’s still our favorite thing minus the hostels).
And so with more time during the weekdays and lots of weekend adventures, Gone for the WKND was born.
Fast forward to 2020. COVID-19 hit. Travels were postponed. I realized during that time that I had more stories to tell – my goals became so much more than a travel blog.
Don’t get me wrong – traveling is still my favorite thing EVER. I love when people send me photos of places they discovered on the blog or ask me questions about where we’ve visited.
But I want to share my story and goals on finding a healthy lifestyle. I want to share the moments that bring me joy and the brands that are making a difference. I want to share my photography prints with you to make your walls a little more cheery. I want to encourage you on your journey.
And that is how the new blog, Carlee Alexandria Travel & Lifestyle, morphed into being. So if you’re here for the first time or if you’ve been with Gone for the WKND since day one, thank you! I’m excited to share a little piece of my life with you, and I hope you find inspiration along the way.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being here.