Erin's Travels

“Travel far enough, you meet yourself.”

David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas


About me


Who Am I?

Hi, I’m Erin. YouTuber, writer, mom. Hobbyist cook, former teacher, dreamer. I love travel and good food and listening to music that makes me cry.

In 2018, my husband Jesse and I sold most of our stuff and took our then-three-year-old daughter Harper on a journey to find a new home. That journey took us to Mexico, where we fell in love with the colonial city of Guanajuato. Within two weeks, we had signed a ten-month lease.

We spent a year total in Mexico: we adopted a dog, ate beautiful food, and traveled around Mexico and beyond. Moving to Mexico was the best decision we ever made. And then we made one of the hardest decisions: we left.

It’s a long and complicated story, one I hope to tell you in detail. But, just as we originally followed our hearts to Mexico, we then followed them back home. We’re currently living in small-town Appalachia near our families and I couldn’t be happier.

Living in Mexico taught me a lot. This website is a collection of what I’ve learned, where I’ve gone, and the beautiful people I’ve met along the way. Thanks for joining our family on this journey.


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