Hi, I’m Shelby! According to my birth certificate and credit card my name is Shelby-Rae so you can use whatever you like. I’m from a city in Canada called Edmonton which is a quick drive away from the Rocky Mountains. I was born in the countryside and only moved into the city last year. On Fernweh I write about my travels, good food, recipes and anything that will better my life! I’m kind of a health nut.
I started my blog in December of 2014 as an outlet to share my travel photos and to get back into the habit of writing. During that time I have travelled to over twenty countries, met the love of my life Aaron, and moved into the cutest Spanish apartment where I split my time between travelling and being a homebody. I get the best of both worlds 🙂
As of October 2016 I finally said goodbye to an awful job where for the past four years I worked as a maintenance worker which is a fancy word for garbage picker. To add to the humiliation I was constantly harassed and bullied by my boss to the point of being switched involuntarily to a different area of work. After that I realized I deserved better in life so I deleted everything that connected me to that toxic environment and haven’t looked back since! A few days later I flew to China where I explored the beautiful country for 5 weeks and then headed to Bali for a tropical retreat.
I’m the kind of person who loves living a larger than life lifestyle but I also love cuddling up with my boyfriend and binge watching Netflix with a pizza and a bottle of Prosseco to two.. Life is meant to be a beautiful journey so no night should go unappreciated! It’s the little things you know?
What kind of camera do you use?
I use the Olympus OM-D E10 with a 14-42 mm lens
How do you edit your photos?
I usually do all my edits in Lightroom but I’ve recently switched back to Photoshop
How did you meet your boyfriend?
We worked together! Before we started dating he literally saw me at my worst (sweaty, grumpy and smelling like garbage) and he still loved me <3
What are your plans for 2017?
I’m currently looking for a bigger apartment to squeeze my boyfriend and a puppy in. I also see Paris, a bit of Italy and Amsterdam in my future. And possibly St. Lucia and more of the Caribbean but we’ll see 🙂 I am also working hard to get physically fit this year! China did a number on my waist line so I’m all about getting back into a healthy balanced lifestyle
Are you vegetarian?
Yes! For over 10 years I’ve been a vegetarian and for the past four years I’ve eaten a plant-based diet so no cheese or eggs. Butttt I don’t restrict myself while travelling. That would be to much of a struggle and no one wants to see me hangry 😛
What else should we know about you?
Hmm.. I’m a Sagittarius which is the traveller of the zodiac. I like to think of myself as a cliche when it comes to my sign because I hit all the marks! I also am working on a book and an exciting project that will hopefully be launched by the end of the year! For more about me check out this little fun fact page I have 🙂
Where can we find you?
I’d love for you to stay in touch though Bloglovin and Instagram but I’m also on Pinterest! I always love seeing people subscribe which is easy to do in my sidebar <3 Don’t be scared to get in touch either I love meeting people and discussing big ideas!
I hope you stick around!
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