Nope, not my iron fist. Just a glorious Irish burrito.
Hi there! My name is Lindsay, and I’m a 23 year old with vagabond feet. On the Rogue Again was born out of my unavoidable passion for travel and writing, both fostered and encouraged by my parents. When I told them at nine years old that I wanted to be a writer, they showered me in nothing but support. And when I briefly changed my mind at twelve and said I wanted to be an engineer, my mom dissuaded me.
How I came into blogging
In the fall of 2015, I studied abroad in Dublin, Ireland. On the Rouge Again was my passion project that semester, a place for my friends and family in the United States to stay updated on my travels. When I came home, a few entries short of completion, I set to work on wrapping up, and from there stemmed the idea to keep the blog going. I loved having something to do, something that was mine, and in the summer of 2016 I excitedly purchased my domain. It fell to the side of the road as my senior year of college began. Since graduating, starting a full-time position with a lifestyle magazine in Boston, and wanting another outlet to share my work, I have picked back up and fall more in love with blogging every day.
I don’t pretend to be an expert in travel, but I am an expert in my passion for travel. It runs deeply, to my bones, and is the best present my parents ever gave my siblings and I. We grew up chasing experiences and places, and learning that the sunrise over the Grand Canyon is about one of the most beautiful, precious things this world can give us. And that we are just visitors on this planet, a planet whose glory is vast and mysterious and deserves our time and money. It’s one of the only things I never feel guilty about spending my money on.
Tidbits about me
The great loves of my life are pizza, cake, dance, Irish culture, and the mountains. My bike is one of my best friends and it’s my second favorite way to navigate new places, after walking. Usually, you’ll find me completely oblivious to everything as my eyes are glued to the pages of a book. Currently, I’m trying to re-pick up my French language lessons. I identify strongly with Kimmy Schmidt and Jessica Day. I am also extremely close to my family, and some of my fondest travel moments have been with them.
So, what can you expect on the blog?
Narrative storytelling lies at the core of my writer’s heart. I think that sharing personal stories creates meaningful connections, so I fashion most of my posts in this structure. For me, it’s important to be able to latch onto someone or something, and expounding on the highs and lows, the laughs and the arguments, deepens my reflections. Here you’ll find my wacky experiences, creative tips for planning your travels, and ideas that I hope lends to inspiration for your next trip.
Of my adventures, I’ve taken a cooking class in Austria, tried kayaking for the first time (with a miserably failed start), and hiked in the breakdown lane of a highway to a fortress.
Travel has made me realize that home is not confined to one place. It is written in the veins of places, people, and memories that structure a sense of home. Enjoy this journey bound for the home that is our world.
For inquiries or to just send a quick note, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d love to hear from you!