Hello, my name is Helene!
This is my little corner of the internet where I can share my travels, life abroad, food and culture, and anything else that comes my way. Before we discuss what you can find here, let me introduce myself.
I am an American living in Slovenia. I moved here for love, and married my best friend in the whole world, Jaka. You will probably see him around in some of my posts and videos, He flies the drone to get those incredible shots you see in my videos and posts, and is the best travel partner a girl could ask for.
If you watch my Instagram stories you might see another character, our kitten Gucci. She is the sweetest thing that brings joy in our lives every single day.
As for me, I’m 33 years old and spent the first 26 years of my life in the US where I received a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Applied Cultural Anthropology. Since then I have lived in Mexico, Italy, England, and now Slovenia. Yes, that also means I am stumbling through my fourth language.
I didn’t travel or move abroad to start a travel blog, it was just always a passion of mine that was just part of my life and now I document it for everyone to see. I want to share all of the bits of travel and living in a new culture attempting to navigate the written and unwritten social rules.
You won’t find sugar coating, dishonesty, or pushing for mass consumerism here. Wandering Helene is about keeping an open mind and heart to adventure, as well as respect for local traditions, history, and culture.