About the Author

Miranda was born in Boston, Massachusetts and grew up mainly in St. Louis, Missouri. She is currently studying Journalism, International Studies, Spanish, German, and Anthropology at the University of Missouri-Columbia, and using all of her spare time and money to travel the world with ferocity, insight, and a student budget.

At the time of writing, Miranda is 20 years old and 5’0” tall. She hopes to stay young but keep growing, eats languages for breakfast and harbours a (no longer) secret dream of spending a month with the indigenous reindeer herders of Siberia.


Sanzu River Crossing

Travelling isn't just about changing your location, it's about changing your perspective.

Miranda’s Top Travel Experiences:

Seeing a wedding in a small Aragonese village

Exploring the Ruins of Ancient Rome

Biking the Japan Alps beneath a Solar Eclipse

Ziplining in the Costa Rican Cloudforest

Learning to Surf in Biarritz, France

Climbing Scotland’s Highest Mountain, Ben Nevis

The Finnish Sauna Experience

New Years Eve in Times Square

Seeing the Norwegian Fjords

Canyoning and Jumping off Waterfalls in the Pyrenees

Eating Sushi, Tempura, Onigiri, Pocky, Soba, Okonomiyaki, etc…

Witnessing an Eruption of Mt. Arenal

Learning and Using Languages on the Go

Rock Climbing in South Dakota‘s Needles

Snorkling off the Coast of Curacao

Living with a Costa Rican Family in the Mountains

Visiting the Louvre and the Vatican Museums

Walking the Great Glen Way in Scotland

Wading out to the Miyajima Shrine at Night