Welcome to The Touring Yorkie!

And welcome to my very FIRST post for the Touring Yorkie! Thank you so much for reading this – I hope you enjoy all my future posts related to traveling this crazy world.

But let me get started by telling you a little about myself.

My name is Kristen Jackson and I LOVE to travel. I am currently a Stage Manager on the tour of Newsies, which when the tour ends in October will have run for nearly 2 years and traveled to 70 cities in North America. AHH! This basically means that in the last 2 years I have lived in hotel rooms with all of my personal belongings in just 2 suitcases.

Newsies truck outside the theater

Not to mention that I also picked up a dog along the way, hence the name The Touring Yorkie. Bruno is my incredible dog who has made this journey even more fun and loves exploring new areas (and smells!) as much as I do.

In front of the St. Louis Arch with Bruno, the Touring Yorkie
With Bruno in St. Louis, where he was adopted

In addition to the tour, I travel to Australia every few years with my Aussie husband who I married in June 2014.

In front of the Sydney Harbour Bridge
In front of the Sydney Harbour Bridge… which we climbed later on

I also backpacked through Europe with my good friend Jill when I was just 20 years old. It was one of the craziest things I ever did but was so rewarding and started the whole travel craze.

Backpacking with my friend Jill
Jill and I at the airport at the start of our 2 month adventure!

So with all this travel experience, I decided to start a blog to help YOU, the reader, travel wherever you want to go. My blog will focus on the traveling lifestyle which will include hotel cooking, traveling with pets, and living on the road but will also include a few city tidbits based on where I’m at the moment (finishing up two weeks in Chicago, then off to Charlotte).

I hope you enjoy! Please add me on Instagram (@thetouringyorkie)  and Twitter (@touring_yorkie)

What kinds of things would you like to see on the blog?



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