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Hi, I’m Violet

Northern Ireland girl travel traveler traveller

Welcome to Globetrot. Jet Set., I’m so glad you’re here. Allow me to tell you a little bit about why I created GJS, and why I think you’ll like it here.

Short Version: Travel doesn’t have to be hard. I’m here to provide you with the tools and information you need to make taking that vacation as stress-free as possible. I’ve been to over 30 countries, and even packed up my NYC apartment to move to Barbados mid-pandemic. So as it relates to travel, you could say I’ve been around the block (or really, the world). You deserve a little luxury, and experiencing new places will make you a better person. I’m here to help.

Long Version: My whole life, I’ve struggled with anxiety. And not the “everyone gets anxious sometimes” kind, the clinically diagnosed “I’m going to throw up from being so upset about something that doesn’t even matter to me and I don’t know why” kind. It manifested itself as being inexplicably indecisive, desperately productive, and constantly overbooked. After graduating from college where I studied, well, everything (remember the whole indecisive thing? I changed my majors and minors almost 10 times) I decided it was finally time to do something for me. I set out on a 2.5 month long journey to circumnavigate the globe, spending some time with old friends, some with new, some with family, and some completely alone. I have never felt happier than during those 80-odd days. It freed me from my inner demons, and I’ve been living a better life ever since. And that’s why we’re here.

Globetrot. I believe in the healing powers of travel. In learning from others. In experiencing diverse cultures. In becoming empathetic to a story that isn’t yours. In coming to understand different world views. In trying new things. In doing things that terrify you. In only being able to grow outside of your comfort zone.

Jet Set. I believe that everyone deserves a little luxury. A break from reality. To treat themselves. To splurge sometimes. To feel relief. To be carefree, even if for only a little while.

But I get it, travel can be hard. Taking time off of work. Finding someone to watch the dogs (or hey, maybe the kids. Maybe even your husband). Figuring out where to go. How to get there. Where to stay. What to do. The endless list of what-ifs. Is it safe? What’s the dress code? How’s the food? All of this can become, well, anxiety-inducing. And that’s where I want to help you. That’s why I’m here. It can be easy to travel, if you have the rights tools (or, read the right blog). You deserve to take that vacation for the good of your soul. And you should experience new places, people, and things, for the good of humanity.

So, welcome to Globetrot. Jet Set.. I hope you will do both. Subscribe to the blog to get started globetrotting & jet setting.