Hello, I’m Camille.

I am a full time speech therapist and a part time traveler, world pandemics aside.  I currently live in Brooklyn, New York but I’m from the Midwest.  My travel opportunities tend to come in cycles, but when I have the chance, I love to talk about them. I didn’t travel much growing up, unless you count summer trips to my great grandparents in Iowa. I would say that I grew into it, starting with trip planning my senior spring break trip to Sarasota, FL and growing from there.  I managed to squeeze in some destinations during college but my passport really got a boost when I graduated, adding 17 countries and numerous stateside cities to the list since then.  I tend to be a little type A in that I like lists and planning but city living and globe traipsing have taught me a lot about flexibility and resilience.

A Pañuelo World Means:

Hands down, the best thing about travel is the people. ‘Pañuelo’ is the Spanish word for ‘handkerchief.’ There is an idiom in Spanish that translates to, “The world is a handkerchief (pañuelo).”  It’s the English equivalent of, “It’s a small world after all,” with the word picture of all the people of the world woven together like strands of a handkerchief. Sometimes I image God folding up his handkerchief and tucking us in his pocket. It’s a reminder to me that we are not independent of one another and that God is in control. We, together, make up all that is this wide world that God created. What a gift it is to criss cross this world and expand our views of what it means to be created in God’s image.

I started blogging when I moved to New York City in 2012.  We grow as we go, and my first blog grew into this one. If you want to know my initial ramblings on cultural adjustments from the Midwest to the urban east coast, how I survived graduate school, or general postings about things to do in the city, you can read them here.   

pañuelo | pa·​ñue·​lo | \ ˌpänyəˈwā(ˌ)lō \ | pan·​you·​ey·​lo