This is the south view from Tribune Tower's 22nd floor balcony. You can see the Chicago River, Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive.


Hello there!

My name is Whitney, and I suffer from wanderlust. I try to live normally and stay still, but I always have the overwhelming desire to travel… wander… explore!

My friend, Sunny, says that we were gypsies in a past life. Traveling is just in our blood, our souls.

A few years ago, I was asked, “Why don’t you have a travel blog?” And my response was, “Oh, why don’t I?”

So here it is. Two of my greatest passions: traveling and writing.

I started this blog with one goal in mind. I want to inspire others to wander and learn more about the world.

Perpetually Packed documents my travels, both domestic and abroad. I write about where I go what I experience.

When traveling, I try to live like a local. I hate resembling a tourist, so I learn about the culture and blend in. It’s the best way to meet people and find amazing places that aren’t on the tourist maps.

And speaking of maps, forget them! Just explore and get wonderfully lost.

Perpetually Packed is personal.

Writing helps me clear my mind and figure life out. When I post stories about my struggles or thoughts, I hope they help and encourage you with what you’re going through.

Perpetually Packed is meant to inspire.

Wandering the earth has taught me so much about life, love, humans and myself. By relieving yourself of distractions, you can experience it too.

Come on this journey with me. See my experiences, then go find your own.

Until next time, happy travels!

P.S. – To learn more about me, visit my About Me page!