Growing up in Canada, I spent a lot of time travelling with my family. I treasured our family holidays so much that I would save the silliest little things as souvenirs and place them in memory boxes (which are surely still rotting away in my childhood attic). When it was time to go home from a vacation. I would cry – no, sob – all the way home. My parents would console me all the way back to my hometown, where I would eagerly count down the days until our next holiday. And, as they say, some things never change. Travelling still brings tears to my eyes like it did when I was a kid.
As I grew older, my determination to see the world only grew. So, after years of solo travel and begging friends and family to go on adventures with me, it would only make sense that I would meet my Swedish soulmate on the road.
We did long distance for awhile. We spent months of travelling back and forth across the Atlantic, meeting up in cities all over the world. But let’s be real – cross-Atlantic long distance is no joke. So, I quit my job, packed my bags, bought myself (and my cat) a one-way plane ticket, and followed my heart across the world.
Madeline Rae Away was established as a way to document my life & travel adventures while living abroad. It was developed as a synergy of some of my biggest passions: writing, content creation, photography, video, and of course, travel.
Here, you’ll find in-depth details of all my favourite experiences. I aim to travel deep and totally immerse myself in the culture of the places I visit, venturing far beyond the ‘touristy’ suggestions that you’ll often find on other platforms. I’d rather spend several days in a city, instead of a quick visit. And, most importantly, I only recommend places and things that I wholeheartedly love.
This space is all about real, genuine experiences. You won’t only find curated squares here. I want to share it all: the good, the bad, and the ugly. My adventures have resulted in the most unforgettable memories, the highest highs, so many (sometimes difficult) learning experiences, and inevitable homesickness – but I really couldn’t imagine my life any other way.
If you’ve made it this far, I’m thrilled to have you along for the ride! Follow along where I’ll be dishing all the details on my favourite travel experiences, expat life, city guides, reviews and photos – and all the stories in between.