I was always an unusual girl, filled with ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​raw curiosity & a passion for culture, something my Irish father undoubtedly bestowed upon me. I grew up in a suburb just outside of Chicago; an enchanted city to which I owe all that I am today. For it was here I developed a child-like, fascination with the world & imagined every possibility for myself.
This was where I learned to dream.

My ache for exploration eventually pushed me to the point where I could no longer be kept by “Sweet Home Chicago”.
I needed something bigger than myself. I needed to travel & allow my curiosity to be unrestricted. I needed to stuff my eyes with wonder & second guess everything I know about the universe. I needed to see what I was made of.

Although my essence, home & heart will forever remain in Chicago — you can currently find me out on the road, on a train, bus or airplane, chasing stories, snapping photos & overall, hanging on every note the world has to offer.

I launched For Emma Young in late 2015 before moving to Seoul, South Korea to teach English. Today, it consists of travel images, musings, insight & reflections that are a product of my wanderlust moments, visions, & stimulations ever since that first big leap abroad. I am now forever in search of genuine, raw, & unthinkable experiences while on the road to later transform into a compelling story; whether it be one worth writing about, or just something to tell my future grandchildren.

So far so good. As my travels have now taken me across the vast plains of Mongolia, climbing on top of ex-Korean War vehicles, dancing with gypsies in the Great Indian Desert, hitch-hiking during monsoons in Indonesia, slipping along the waterways of Vietnam aboard luxury ships, hot-air-ballooning through Turkey & beyond.
And I certainly don't plan on stopping...

My goal with For Emma Young is simple. To communicate the art of travel & humanity. I've been told people enjoy reading my little corner of the interweb for inspirationtruth. I don't believe the world needs another oversaturated, selfie-taking, travel blogger. Therefore, there is zero fluff, censorship, & sponsors, & you won't find any advertisements, generic travel guides, tips, how-to's, paid posts, etc. Just my bleeding heart that's got a heck of a lot to say.  

The following nomadic musings come from me, Emma ...
a 20-something-year-old from Chicago chasing flights, stories & dreams.

I hope to inspire you to do the same.