Hi, I’m Hannah.
I put together this blog 5 years ago to document my study abroad semester in Italy. Little did I know that four months in Italy was just the beginning of my wanderlust.
The Path Unbridled is a travel blog focusing on animals. Because animals are my favorite. Hanging out with and seeing native animals on my travels… now we’re talking. Do animal experiences top your bucket list? Mine, too. I’m here to help you make your life a little easier by giving you tips along the way. Oh, and by the way, animal welfare is extremely important to me. The whole philosophy behind my blog is promoting responsible travel – enjoying the animals, but letting them be, well, animals.
I feel an incredible bond with our world’s creatures (great and small!), sometimes more than I do with humans. But you are just meeting me, and I don’t want to freak you out yet, so that’s all I’m going to say about that right now.
My dreams are to see, learn about, and protect the animals in our world … and then pass my knowledge onto you. This, of course, involves another one of my passions, which is travel. Enjoying animal adventures and seeing them in their natural habitats has triggered something in my heart.
You’ve come to the right place if
– Something like discovering a country from the back of a horse excites you.
– You want to visit reputable and responsible tourist operations while traveling
– Animals make you smile.
On my blog you will find ideas and advice for incorporating animal experiences into your trips (responsibly of course). Read more about my blog name and what it means here.
I’ve always been a dreamer: a small town girl with her nose in a book or saddled on my horse instead of on the soccer field with the rest of the kids my age. Early on in my life I was an avid reader. Though I didn’t pinpoint it at the time, it was because I loved being immersed in another world, place, and time. I had an immense curiosity for what the world was like outside of Northwest Indiana.
Once I reached high school, my population 5000-town was starting to feel claustrophobic. I dreamt of one day visiting Europe (and even wrote a poem about it for English class) because I had this indescribable feeling that it suited me. I moved to San Diego for college because it was about as far from Indiana as I could get and still be in the continental US. Freshmen year my aunt took me on a trip to Italy for a week. This led me to choose Florence as my study abroad semester location.
Life changed for me after I got a taste of living in a foreign city. My heart was so full after traveling around Europe. I loved being immersed in a new culture. I was experiencing a high like I never felt any other time in my life. After I graduated from college in San Diego, I moved to France for about a year, and now I’m in New Zealand. In my spare time I can be found adventuring or hanging out with the pups at SPCA.
If you’ve made it to the bottom of all this, we’re definitely friends now because survived my rambling!