Some big changes are coming to Roaming Riley and I wanted to take a second and write a little bit about them and what you can expect moving forward.
When I started the blog in April 2016, I knew I wanted it to be travel related. If there is one thing in life that makes me truly happy, it is traveling. That’s why I’m out of town almost every week. Or at least I try to be. However, after hitting my 2 year anniversary in April (happy belated birthday blog!), I started to realize something. It’s hard to call yourself a travel blogger when you aren’t jetting off to Europe or Bali every other week. I’m simply taking trips to San Diego, Joshua Tree, Nashville, or Disneyland. While that is still traveling a lot, calling myself a full-fledged travel blogger feels wrong.
Now, that doesn’t mean that I am going to stop writing about travel. No matter what I do, I will always write about travel. But I am going to start leaning away from calling myself a travel blogger. So what does that mean?
Rather than say I have a travel blog, I am going to say that I have a lifestyle blog where I discuss affordable and attainable travel for the everyday person.
Let’s face it. Most people aren’t looking up tips for their next trip to Thailand all that often. I’ll be giving you all of the low down on cities all over the US (and hopefully some international cities) and how you can visit them without breaking the bank. This means where to stay, what to do, where to eat, you name it.
I’ll find you the best coffee shops, the most insta-worthy murals, the best beaches, and more. But it’ll all likely be within the US.
We can’t all ball out and while that is my hope at some point, I am realistic and know that I am a 25-year-old with bills to pay.
So here’s to the next chapter of Roaming Riley. I’m not even sure I’m going to keep the name. But the website is definitely going to be getting a makeover. So keep an eye out.
I hope you’re as excited about this as I am. I’m falling in love with blogging all over again.
Here’s to a new chapter. XO0