About

Hey, I’m Rachel!

Thanks for stopping by The Wandering Local—a Dallas-based, budget-friendly, travel and lifestyle blog dedicated to featuring all things local, wherever that may be, and finding joy in the simple things that life has to offer.

I was born and raised in a small (and I mean small) Central Florida town, where I stayed until moving away for college. I’m now settled in a cute little home, just north of Dallas, Texas with my husband Nate and our two fur babes, Copper & Charlie.

I love to support all things local and exploring new places (as a local would), which is how I came up with the idea of The Wandering Local. I feel that, too often, many travelers and bloggers only choose to see the most popular sites of a destination and forget to get off the beaten path every once and a while. I hope TWL inspires you to be more adventurous, spontaneous, and daring enough to take the road less traveled–while enjoying the simpler things along the way.

Who knows where my adventures will take me… but I hope you’ll follow along anyway! 🙂

A few of my all-time favorite things include: my husband (obvi), our families, all things coffee & cutesy coffee shops, writing, Friends, Grey’s Anatomy, quaint towns, exploring new places and… well, just follow along–let’s connect and get to know each other!


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