About Me

Hello there, I’m Elena, the founder of The Carry-On Chronicles. In 2017, I decided to trade the cubicle life for the carry-on one. But in reality, the travel life chose me.

It all started with Greece.

It may have been nothing more than a subconscious yearning at first, but my honeymoon brought to life my soul’s purpose. I knew that I needed more than just a vacation from time to time. I needed to make travel a lifestyle. I was already a writer by trade, but I spent my days dwindling away my talents in service of someone else’s dreams, never giving my own the attention they deserved. I knew there was so much beyond those confining office walls, but I didn’t know how to get it.

Thanks to a strange twist of fate after returning from my honeymoon, I lost my 9-5 gig and gained exactly what I needed – the time and freedom to reinvent my life. Less than one month later, The Carry-On Chronicles was born.

I hope that my blog will excite, inspire, and challenge you – all of the things that travel does for me. I always welcome your feedback and encourage you to join the conversation so that we can all grow into the best versions of ourselves.

To keep up with all of my adventures, be sure to follow along on Instagram!