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about me

Hey everyone! I’m Krystianna, and I’m a huge book and travel nerd. My love for reading began when I read The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins in the eighth grade. Immediately after I finished reading, I went online and did some research only to discover that the series belonged to a wonderful genre called dystopian. I went crazy reading tons of dystopian books; I just couldn’t get enough. Because of that, a blog called Downright Dystopian was born. 

Flash forward to spring 2019: I studied abroad in Dublin, Ireland. I travelled during my time abroad, and found that it was another passion of mine. I realized that I loved reading so much because of how easily I could travel anywhere I was reading about through the pages. It felt only fitting to add travel to my blog as well, since this is a passion project after all. A name change was in order, so now this beautiful blog of mine is called Volumes & Voyages.

I created this blog to share my love of reading and travel with others, and to chat about my adoration for adventure with other like-minded individuals.

Now that you know all about my blog and how it started, here’s some random fun facts about me!

*I’m a recent college graduate. I went to university in Boston and studied graphic design and English.

*I love cities. If you’d asked me before I left the country, I would’ve told you that I was obsessed with San Diego, but now that I’ve traveled a lot, my favorite cities are definitely Dublin, Vienna, and Edinburgh. Boston is of course my favorite in the U.S. just because I lived there for 4 years.

*My favorite food is macaroni and cheese.

*I love binge-watching shows on Netflix. Some of my favorites are How I Met Your Mother, Reign, and 90210.

*I’m a huge music junkie; I’m usually listening to music no matter what I’m doing. My favorite artists include Imagine Dragons, Panic! at the Disco, Noah Kahan, Dean Lewis, Kodaline, and Halsey.

“I just want to live a life filled with adventure!”

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I love traveling. As of right now, I’ve visited 13 countries and counting!

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This blog was started because of my love for books. I average around 100 books read a year!

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I’m also really passionate about design. I’ve done a whole bunch of projects!

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