Hi! My name is Reannon and I’m a travel addict.
In the past 10 years I’ve lived in five countries and backpacked through over 40. I’ve interned at Disney World, worked on cruise ships in the Caribbean, au paired in Austria, studied abroad in Germany, taught English in Nepal, Japan and Guatemala and worked for an airline in San Francisco. Once, I even traded in my car for a plane ticket to India.
Taken by the Wind chronicles my life and love for all things travel.
Why is your site called Taken by the Wind?
“All your life,
You’ve never seen a woman,
Taken by the wind…”
~ lyrics from the song “Rhiannon” by Fleetwood Mac.
My name is Reannon and I was named after a Fleetwood Mac song by the same name (although spelled differently – Rhiannon – ). Although I’m not the biggest Fleetwood Mac or Stevie Nicks fan (sorry mom and dad) the lyrics seemed fitting for a site about a travel addict.
Some of the sample lyrics are “She rules her life like a fine skylark” and “She rules her life like a bird in flight.” Fitting, no?
The History of Taken by the Wind:
I started this site back in May 2008 when I moved to Tokyo. It began as an online journal chronicling my struggle to adjust to life in Japan, but has since morphed into a site about travel and life abroad (and at home).
After Japan, I moved back to the US to live in San Francisco. For nine months I worked as a customer service agent at an airport, before leaving to study Spanish in Guatemala and bum around Central America for four months. Now I’m back in the US again and am living in Las Vegas, Nevada. I currently work as a freelance writer and run a social media company, where I help clients promote their small businesses with social media marketing and advertising.
What is this blog about?
I love to explore the theme of culture and how it plays a part in our day-to-day lives. I also enjoy writing about the psychology of travel addiction and frequently post humorous stories, photos and updates about my adventures abroad.
Some of my most popular posts:
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What do you do when you’re not traveling?
I’m a full time freelance writer, social media consultant and content marketer. This takes up a surprisingly large amount of time, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world! I love it.
When not working, you can find me camping, reading and playing with my dog, Frankie.