About Me

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My name is Trace Miller. I’m the Curious Rambler.  I have infinite wonders and endless wanderlust. I am an independent traveler and drifter at heart. I started traveling in 2003 on a ‘three-month’ backpacking trip by myself to celebrate graduating university – I had spent 20 of my first 23 years in school, like most of us do.  I wasn’t going to start a ‘career’ right away.  I was free and had this burning desire to do something for myself, rather than something ‘I had to do’.  No one was serious enough to come with me, so I went solo.  And with my first trip, traveling ignited my spirt and opened my soul. I was hooked and never looked back. 

Tracy Love

I have since traveled independently to over forty countries, some of which I have lived.  Check out the countries page for a complete library.  I have absorbed the utter diversity, beauty and humanity of many cultures and there is so much out there.  It is truly inspiring.  My endless wanderlust will always be powered by my never-ending curiosity and fascination about the cultures and geography of this world.

Traveling allows me to push myself out of my comfort zone, to abandon routine, to follow the humble path of uncertainty and reap its rewards.  I love to observe cultures and connect with people of such diversity yet such commonality.  I want to share my experiences and reality by sharing traces of my journey – to try to open the hearts and minds of people – as mine has.  We all choose our path and I encourage anyone to get out of their comfort zone and challenge yourself – the evolution is outstanding.

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”  ~Anais Nin

A few things I have learned so far:

  • you get in return what you put out there, be positive, be happy, be love – it’s all perspective
  • stepping out of your comfort zone opens up endless possibilities
  • facing fear allows you to let go of it
  • you don’t need a lot of money to travel
  • it is never too late or too soon to travel and make changes to your life
  • one’s life is full of choices, it’s up to you to choose constantly – make choices to pursue your own happiness and lifestyle
  • foreign cultures are not dangerous or bad – they are indeed generous, welcoming, and accepting
  • my eyes and heart will always continue to open from the sheer humanity of people everywhere
  • a smile goes a long long way

 Thanks, Trace.

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10 comments for “About Me

  1. May 5, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    Keep spreading your goodness throughout the world! I feel honored and inspired by your beauty and grace. May you continue to live your dream!

    • the curious rambler
      May 5, 2015 at 10:23 pm

      You as well Marcia…as it seems evident that you are living your dream! To truth and heart!

  2. Laura Lee
    April 28, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    Hola Trace! xxoo Big hug to you!

  3. Deborah Niedziela
    March 16, 2015 at 8:05 am

    Trece, I am so very happy to be a part of such a lovely, talanted, educating womans life ! Keep up your amazing work. looking so forward to more photos & info.

    • the curious rambler
      May 1, 2015 at 10:06 pm

      Thanks so much for the support Deb…it means a lot that you’re reading.

  4. Uncle Dave
    September 21, 2014 at 11:14 am

    Hi Trace, we are doing a lot more travel also. Really enjoying it … hopefully we will hook up at some point in the days/ months/years ahead. Love your blog … keep it up …
    Be safe, love Dave and Sharon.

    • the curious rambler
      September 27, 2014 at 4:58 pm

      Thanks! Always love to hear travels and adventures being had…good for you!
      Perhaps our paths will meet soon…happy trails! xx

  5. Leigh Burrows
    January 21, 2014 at 12:29 am

    You are beautiful :)

  6. Taylor Stutchbury
    January 20, 2014 at 7:35 am

    Great stuff!

  7. Kim
    January 18, 2014 at 8:34 am

    Thanks for bringing me along on your journey. Your photographs are incredible. Looking forward to more.

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