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Welcome to My Red Travel Shoe and The Sound of My Echo!

My name is Orsi and I am a Hungarian living in the United States with my husband and one  and a half year old puppy, Echo. Thanks for stopping by!

I came to the States a couple years ago on an athletic scholarship. I played tennis for four years and then moved to Milwaukee and survived two winters there to get my master’s degree in sport management. I loved Milwaukee, but (and this is my first travel advice) don’t go there during winter time! I graduated in the spring of 2015 and my husband and I went back to Europe to travel around a little bit visiting Sweden, Italy, Austria, and Hungary (of course), currently we live in Arizona.

I would love to hear one fun fact about you in the comment section! 🙂

This is not a full-time travel blog! This blog is about living in a foreign country and all the fun (and struggle) that comes with it. I moved 9,000 km away from home when I was 19 and even though it was the hardest decision of my life, I wouldn’t do it any other way. The move changed me, taught me, and matured me in a lot of ways. I was lucky enough to travel across the country many times and I found a passion in visiting new places and sharing my experiences and I keep doing so, whenever I get a chance.

Click your heels together three times and say ‘There’s no place like home’ and you’ll be there. – The Wizard of Oz

First I started a blog so I can keep my family updated, then I figured there might be others  who moved away and feel lost, who miss their family each and every single day, who have to start over and have no idea how to get through the first christmas away from home. I love sharing my experience, how I evolved throughout the years, found happiness and what helped me, in hopes that it will help others too.

 Who is Echo?

Echo is our puppy. He was born in Los Angeles. Our paths have crossed in 2015 (You can read about his adoption here) and I can safely say, it was love at first sight. Well, at least on my part. We have been best friends and travel buds since then (Check out All The Places We Have Seen Together). Echo is the happiest, sweetest, kindest, smartest little pup I have ever met in my entire life and he is crazy enough to fit perfectly into our family. You will hear a lot about him in The Echo Chronicles section. He loves sharing his stories.

You can follow my journey by reading this blog, or connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, and on Instagram.

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 Hope you will find what you are looking for and welcome to our journey!