About

Hi! My name is Julie. I’m always looking around the bend for something new and exciting. I’m here to tell you about my journeys:

I have a serious case of the travel-bug. My home base is Albany, NY — a small city, and I love turning over every stone to uncover all of the hidden gems here. I often day-trip to nearby towns and cities, and travel to distant lands at any chance I get!100_4806

IMG_3529 7267_10200830988715003_193784356_nI love nature. You can find me hiking up mountains or in meadows throughout all seasons, observing the flora and fauna.

“Few people know how to take a walk. the qualifications are endurance, plain clothes, old shoes, an eye with nature, good humor, vast curiosity, good speech, good silence, and nothing else.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

970491_10201225311932837_1339163726_n 581080_10201194142153612_1281344232_n10686904_10204735938696312_2983140105364059836_nI love to eat fresh, local, healthy food. I also love decadent dessert. I love trying different ethnic cuisine. I just love to eat!

“A human being is primarily a bag for putting food into.” – George Orwell

306228_10200716102082909_1279259343_n 581532_10200831005995435_704658456_nI am attracted to quirky roadside attractions, abandoned places, and generally anything off the beaten path.

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I would like to share with you my adventures, in hopes that you too will venture out and find new and interesting things to share with others.

“Respond to every call that excites your spirit.” – Rumi

Want to get in touch? Have any suggestions for where I should journey next? Would you like a personalized itinerary for your next trip? Email me at julie@juliejourneys.com

Looking for more to read? Check out the articles I’ve written on All Over Albany!

11 Responses to About

  1. julieovaltrades says:

    Thanks for taking the time to comment, so glad you’ve enjoyed reading. Looking forward to following some of your hikes!

  2. Will Wood says:

    Found your blog while I was scouring the internet for some pictures of Vermont. Found your travels to be incredible. Thanks for sharing. I haven’t spent much time in New England but I did get to enjoy it by foot when I hiked the Appalachian Trail and I completely fell in love. Hopefully one day Ill get to hit up some of the places you have been. Thanks for sharing.

  3. julieovaltrades says:

    Thanks so much Lauren!

  4. Lauren says:

    Hi Julie! I just stumbled upon your blog when I was saw an article you posted on All Over Albany. I am learning so much through your website! I’m definitely kind of a hyper, novelty-seeking, experiential person, so your blog has been so helpful in giving me ideas to explore around the area! I really appreciate all the cool stuff you’ve been posting about. I’ll definitely be keeping an eye on your blog. 😀

  5. julieovaltrades says:

    Thanks for your kind words Darryl!

  6. Darryl says:

    Your blog is delightful. Having lived here for 2 years, but mostly on Thursday through Sunday and holidays, I’ve just discovered a new bucket list of things to do! Keep on posting and thanks!

  7. Cheryl says:

    Hi there! I love your blog, and thank you so much for following mine, as well. I’d love to nominate you for a Liebster Award, if you’re interested. You can check the post on my site that’s up right now to find out what you have to do to play along — I hope to be reading your responses soon!

  8. That is a really fantastic hat. Interesting and sad history in your essay, much like the abandoned ruins.

  9. David Fiske says:

    Hi, I live in Ballston Spa. Relating to Madame Sherri, I co-wrote a complete biography of her, titled Madame Sherri – The Special Edition. I also wrote tihs essay for the New York History Blog: http://newyorkhistoryblog.org/2014/03/19/madame-sherri-and-early-20th-century-nyc-show-business/

  10. Glad I could help and thanks so much for your kind words :)!

  11. Kaela says:

    Thanks for continuing to add to your blog. I discovered the Vischer Ferry Preserve through your site and love the outdoors & food slant. It’s great!

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