About Me – Who Am I?
Welcome to my travel blog! On this page, I hope to provide you some information about me that will help you understand what I am about and what you can expect from this site. Hi, my name is Nina. I am passionate about traveling and created this blog so I can share my tips and tricks about travel so your trips can be more enjoyable by learning some insider information before start planning your travels and head out the door.
So, I am sure you are thinking to yourself why should I follow this chick. Who is she? Where has she been? What can she offer me? Well, I am going to tell a little about myself and hopefully, that will help.
I was born in Michigan and lived there until I was 7 and then moved to Columbus, Ohio (which is my favorite place I have lived!). We moved to Atlanta when I was 9. My little brother and I wondered what we had done wrong to move to such a hot, horrible place. It was September and it was the hottest place we had ever been and we were so far away from our family and friends.
And then to find out that they see little to no snow! WHAT?!?! Over time, it grew on us (the place, not the heat!). The advantage to living so far away was that we drove (yes, drove) back and forth many times a year to Michigan so we got to stop and see many places along the way of the 14 or so hour drive.
Outside of visiting our family, my parent’s idea of a vacation was going to the beach in Florida which is probably why I am not a big fan of going to the beach as an adult. I was too busy dreaming of seeing the world. I was an avid reader and already wanted to go to Greece, Italy, Turkey, and Egypt. Being a kid in the ’80s, I got to watch my favorite bands walk around in exotic and beautiful locations like Sri Lanka, Antigua, Australia, and the Eiffel Tower.
Like many Americans, I am a mutt. So, I travel to have a better understanding of who I am and of this big beautiful world.
I went to art school and have of Bachelor of Fine Arts degree so I love pulling in my love for the arts, especially street art, as I make my way across the world.
So, what does that mean to you? Here are the places I have been so far:
Thank you for joining me and I hope you enjoy this journey as much as I do! There is so much more to come. I hope have a better understanding about me and want to come along for the ride. If so, please continue to explore the site.
If you want to know where I am traveling this year (2020), you can look at both maps and see where I have big holes. Those are going to be filled in over the year so follow along as I continue to blog about my journey from last fall (France, Belgium, and the Netherlands) and well as these places and ones close to home.
If you have any questions or comments, please let me know below. Or better yet let me know who you are and what information you want to see, please feel free to reach out.
I hope you enjoyed this short View Thru My Lenz.
In case you are interested in creating a map like the ones above, you can go to Tripadvisor, create an account and every time you add a review, it will add a pin to your map. You can also add additional points on the map manually.
If you are curious to view any of my reviews there, I can also be found under Nina Zee with over 1400 reviews.