Hello World!

I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list. – Susan Sontag

Hello and welcome to my new travel blog, Latitude Unknown! My name is Tamara and I’m so happy you’re able to join me in my journey to see the world!

For ages I’ve been talking about starting a travel blog, but I constantly made excuses for why I couldn’t or shouldn’t. These are just a few of the excuses I had over the years:

  • There are already tons of travel blogs out there. Why would anyone read mine?
  • Most travel bloggers travel all the time, and I only travel 3-4 weeks out of the year.
  • I”m an engineer by trade, not a writer.
  • As a full-time worker, I don’t have time to work on a blog.

It was only recently when I was talking with a friend, Olivia of Souris Rose, did I realize I had to stop with the excuses. When I sat down and really thought about it, I realized the excuses were just masking the fact that I was scared – 1) scared of sharing so much of myself (my thoughts, feelings, etc.) and 2) scared of being a failure (I tend to avoid things if I think I won’t be good at it. Surely I’m not the only one. Right?)


Once I admitted I was scared, and accepted that it was natural, everything seemed to move smoothly from there. Now I have my very own blog! Before you ask, I am FULLY aware that Latitude Unknown may not be a smashing success, but I’m not going to let that stop me! Besides, I know I’ll at least have one faithful reader, my mom/travel buddy, and that’s good enough for me 🙂

When in Rome...
Mom and I at the Roman Forum (Rome, Italy)

Soo… now that Latitude Unknown is here, what can you expect? Well, I’m a self-described “cool nerd”, so I want to do my best to share as much information as I can about travelling in a fun and exciting manner, whether it’s from articles, pictures, or from my first-hand experiences. Also, to keep latitudes from staying unknown, you’ll learn a little geography in the process 🙂

Home sweet home!
Home sweet home!


Thanks again for stopping by and happy reading!!!

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2 thoughts on “Hello World!”

  • Hello Tamara! Welcome to the blogging world!

    I totally relate with you and I have been experiencing the same fears OMG!

    I have started my blog travel and lifestyle blog early this year (http://www.untappedblessings.com/) -still working on it-, and the idea behind it is to inspire people to explore the world around them (Inbound tourism). Encouraging expats like me or even locals to have a tourist mindset: curious, explorative . Helping them to find ways to visit the places and regions of the country they currently live in and learning hidden facts about it. And I was a bit fearful because I am not the best writer too! Do I have what it takes to be a travel and lifestyle blogger with this topic? Hahaha, real struggle. I started anyways ! Luck to us and be Blessed!


    • latitudeunknown16@gmail.com · Edit

      Hi Pauline! Thanks for reaching out. I love the name of your blog! There are so many untapped blessings around us, and sometimes we just need someone to point them out.

      I’m so glad to hear you didn’t let fear stand in the way of your blogging journey! We have to start somewhere right 🙂 I wish you the best of luck and many blessings!



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