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This is a travel blog about art history, and an art blog about travel!

I am a proud nerd with an increasingly long list of people, places and things that I find interesting and a mind that tends to wander – hence a Daydream Tourist!

If Picasso did my portrait…

What you’ll find at the Daydream Tourist is a variety of unique and intelligent art, history, and cultural travel articles which hopefully let you walk away having learned something and with a new destination to daydream about.

I grew up in Alaska and have visited much of the US, plus Austria, France, Ireland, Switzerland, Greece and Turkey.  I have studied art history in Italy and taught middle school briefly in Belize.  I am fascinated by art, archaeology, geography, history and world cultures.  Here I share some of the truly amazing and beautiful thing in the world while mixing in my own travel experiences and artistic insights.

If this is your first time here, take a look at some of my favorite travel moments:

If you’re interested in working with me to spread the word about your museum, event, or destination, please contact me for a copy of the Daydream Tourist media kit.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to leave a comment!

Happy travels,


12 Comments Post a comment
  1. Hi. So glad I stumbled onto your blog through a search of sites tagged with the term “art history”. I’m looking forward to reading your posts.

    Best wishes. Elliott


    March 23, 2012
    • Thanks! I love art history and hope you like my posts on this and other topics.


      March 24, 2012
  2. I think that it does not matter if Your blog is art blog or travel blog. Both of them are interesting, but our world is full with “unknown” things and to present them to others is a nice thing.

    Happy blogging.


    April 20, 2012
  3. katie #

    Thanks for stopping by my blog recently because it led me back here to yours. Travel and Art History are two of my very favorite things, too, so I’m excited to read more. 🙂


    July 3, 2012
    • Thanks! I’m glad I found your blog too and am looking forward to reading more. 🙂


      July 3, 2012
  4. You have been awarded the Illuminating Blogger Award! 😀
    For more info on what is going on, go here:
    – Stefani


    January 16, 2013
  5. Hi there! I don’t know if you participate in this or not, but I am nominating you for a Beautiful Blogger Award! Here’s the link to my check it out…
    I love your blog so much! Keep up the amazing work!


    February 17, 2013
    • Aw, thanks so much! I’ve enjoyed reading about your adventures too!


      February 18, 2013
  6. Hi Christina. I’m a blogger from Pesaro (close to Rimini) and I too attended TBDItaly. Too bad we did not meet there. Maybe next year 😉
    Congratulations on your blog. Love the idea of being a Daydream Tourist 🙂


    October 23, 2014
    • Hi Simona! It is too bad we didn’t meet – hopefully next year! It sounds like you had a good time at least 🙂 Thanks, I’m glad you like the idea of a “Daydream Tourist” and thanks for sharing about life in Italy on your site!


      October 26, 2014
  7. I just discovered your blog while looking up a particular picture by Vermeer. You’ve done a lovely job with the postings and photographs. I’ll be back to explore more at leisure. I’m glad I found the Daydream Tourist today. Best wishes, Mary.


    October 30, 2014

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