About

Palahniuk

On the skin of things I’m a writer, diarist, photographer, yogini, nomad, explorer. A curious storyteller, to tie it whole.

I was born with a wandering heart and gypsy blood. Traveling had always been a dream. I would always wonder about the world in the hopes that one day I would be able to explore it. I’d always live for new experiences and random adventures. Whenever people asked me where in the world I’d want to live I’d always say in different cities, different countries, different continents throughout my life. But it wasn’t until four years ago when I finally gained the courage to step out of the bubble and leap into the world that was waiting for me. That’s when the idea started settling in my head and it became reality. I decided to drop out of college and chase my dreams. And my dreams came in twos: Travel the world and do what I love. That was enough for me to run with. So I ran. I chased those two things without abandon and I never looked back.

The insatiable urge to move has led me through hiking in the heart of the Costa Rican jungles and zip lining through tropical rain forests, floating in islands of Panama, rock climbing on the limestone cliffs of Southern Thailand, finding freedom on a scooter zipping through the valleys of Northern Thailand, sleeping in a bamboo hut with an indigenous tribe in the Philippines, sliding through the waves of Siargao Island, trekking through ancient rice terraces, swimming in bliss somewhere in the hidden lagoons of Palawan, skinny dipping with kindred spirits in Indonesia, biking through the Gili Islands, swimming with whale sharks in Cebu, meditating on the very edge of a waterfall in Laos, kayaking through the Mekong and chasing river dolphins, wandering in a state of complete awe through the ancient temples of Cambodia, watching the sun rise and set over the temples of Bagan in Burma, meditating in silence for ten days in Malaysia, and now replenishing and building a nest as I write my first book in Australia. I let myself fall in love with the world moving through me each day.

Deep down I always knew that my life was never mine to keep. All the beauty, life and infinite moments that floods through my senses becomes words and photographs for others to witness. I show this to people, to remind what their soul innately knows. To remind them that we are all tied to one another, experiencing each other in reflection. And to unify them with the belief that there is beauty everywhere, in light and in darkness. 

100 thoughts on “About

  1. Hey
    I found your blog through our mutual friend, Nic.
    You have some beautiful photos and your writing speaks from the heart.
    Thank you for sharing and follow my own travel blog on my website below
    Peace and happy journeys 🙂

  2. Hey, I love them so much, your blog, your Facebook page your posts, though I’m still struggling to live my dream, You inspired me, every post of yours seems like it was for me, Thank you for inspiration, wish you the most beautiful journey 🙂

  3. So so beautiful, straight from your soul to the soul of your readers- everything a blog should be! You are such an inspiration! And that quote on the header is so breathtaking! Thank you for shining your light!

  4. Stumbled across your blog from the Sole Sisters FB page. Soooooo happy that I did and even more excited for more doses of inspiration. Cheers!

  5. You know how it’s like, when you have a dream but you get thrown off course by life itself? For a moment I was there, lost, until I found your post on buying that plane ticket already. And I actually cried, from how much I could relate and the excuses I was giving myself. Thank you for that. Every time I feel like I’m losing my way, I read that post again.

  6. Satori, I have never felt unfair ( i did)but admiring life how beautiful it can be made with right choices. Anyway I seriously feel life have been unfair with me because, I SO DAMN wish to have a girl like you with me and travel around world and meet different people, cultures, food and all 🙂 simply WOW! its really rare (for me ) to find someone who got so much of willing for seeking! Stay blessed and loads of love 🙂 .

    – An Admirer from India.

  7. Great site, great photos, great stories… And that you read Mckenna, makes it more interesting for me…explains powerful visuals here, how you see things… good for you. Here’s for that ‘heroic dose’…cheers!

  8. i have Nirrimi to thank for the introdiuction to your blog xoxox you both have very similar minds and I absolutely adore your photography and your outlook on life!!! I love your inspiration for travel!!
    My main question is . . . how do you just up adn go without money?!?!?! I cannot understnad!! I long very much to travel one day . . .

  9. Hey I found your blog on Wanderers- the project and I must say you are a beautiful soul. I hope to gain the courage to travel alone too in time. That is also what I’d love to do in my life! Take care Satori 🙂

  10. Satori! I have been trying to find words to describe why i love to travel so much! After reading your blog recommended by a friend who said I somehow resonate this blog, i cant agree more with what you said about the intricate connection and energy within each place, each person and each moment, that is exactly how ifeel, how i enjoy giving out and receiving those energies, and living in this intricate and passion connection/web!

  11. Hi Satori,

    I read an article which is your writing on the Huffington post about “Why we travel”. It inspired me a lot and I would like to translate it into my language, Vietnamese. Could you give me an authorization to make the article more popular to Vietnamese wanderers?

    It would be great to get the acceptance from you.

    Best Regards,

    Minh Nhat

  12. hi there! thanks for you blog, it motivated me to dream big…because i never had the courage to have one. I was contented with what life had been giving me because i’m so scared to be disappointed.Thanks so much ❤ you are such an inspiration.

  13. Hello Stephanie,
    Just read your article on the Huff post…And I had to stop working and allow myself to wander a bit! 🙂
    It is so well written….. Everything that I always felt while traveling but could never put into words.
    Safe travels…..Perhaps, one day our paths will cross!

    Cheers

    Charles

  14. Great blog! It’s always refreshing to read like minded people’s stories. I’m a fairly new travel blogger myself and have been thoroughly enjoying the process of writing and playing with the site. I’m curious to know if you have any advice on how to get more readers and how to develop a truly successful space. If you have time, I’d appreciate you checking out my site and giving me tips!
    Cheers,
    Emily

  15. Hi Stephanie,
    I feel the same way about travel. Not the fancy hotel, preplanned kind of travel. The living with and among the people kind of travel.
    Leslie

  16. Your website is so inspiring. It makes me want to travel more and more! I am new to travel blog and your stories have changed my perception about the world. Do you have any tips or advice for beginning travel blogger like me? Thanks a lot and have a great day!

  17. You are so cool! I do not suppose I’ve truly read through something like this before.
    So good to find somebody with original thoughts on this subject.
    Really.. many thanks for starting this up.
    This web site is one thing that is required on the web, someone with a
    bit of originality!

  18. I don’t believe in judging a book by its cover but I couldn’t pull myself away from your ‘opening’ image! It’s beautiful. I can’t wait to read through your blog now!

  19. Found your blog through my best friend. You have a very nice and inspiring blog! Your blog inspire me to “follow my bliss.”
    🙂

  20. I notice a mindful, gentle way you walk through this world. Thanks a lot for sharing this calm, light space with its fresh, clear air and uplifting energy.

  21. Dear Stephanie

    I am an instant fan, and as i mentioned to a friend, the blog about buying that ticket just woke up that dormant inherent nomadic inner self of mine.
    So buying a ticket with loads of gratitude towards you.

    Keep travelling and writing.

  22. Read your blog post “The truth about travelers” on Huffington post. Instantly connected with the article and thank you for putting into words what i feel about travel and letting me share that with my friends which is something i have always struggled with. Really chuffed to have found your blog. Safe and happy travels.

  23. Amazing blog, you inspire me. I love the music you post- do you have a soundcloud account? or somewhere I can follow what you listen to? love, Eugenia

  24. love…. I feel the same way… and more… but you are doing a good job of putting it into words and pictures. I am leaving my home soon… by middle of june… to follow my path… find my voice… to penetrate the collective creative. I hope to find you there. perforating the cognitive resistance. adorning the world in your magical imagery. keep going…. you are on the right track and then some.

  25. Dear Satori,
    I just found your blog and as many people before me mentioned, it is just beautiful. Although I still have to get myself some more courage, I also completely believe that one has to reach for the stars. Your blog is really inspiring and encouraging. Thank you and keep it up! 🙂

  26. It sounds like you were reading my mind. Chasing one’s dreams is probably the most important thing and and lesson you can learn via traveling. And never to give up. I am planning on a big trip now myself, but since it is all so short term I will definitely have troubles figuring out how to pay for all of my education and everything but just follow the dream and don’t give up right? Everything has it’s way and it might sound tacky but the universe has it’s way of taking care of us. Or god, or evolution, whatever each and every single person believes in.
    Thank you so much for all the positive words, they do let me hope for the best 😉

  27. Hi!
    Your photos are amazing, such beautiful colours and quality.
    I adored your pictures of Sian, please tell me you haven’t moved yet I would love some photos like that.
    ☺️

  28. Love your blog…writing and sharing pics of your travels and your particularly unique vision makes us all your traveling companions..of course, we would all love to join u in reality but for now, this will certainly do…I love traveling too, but so far the only place I’ve been to that inspires me is Hawaii and Maui…but these islands r so lovely and spiritually rejuvenating I know I’m very lucky to have experienced these wondrous places..I think I love places more than most people😉😎😺👍🏽🙏🏼🌊🌊🌊

  29. I was looking for some alternative travel blogs – the sort of inspiring words and stories that colour your mind with warm images of far off adventures to experience. I’ve tumbled into the right place and I can’t wait to read what you have to share and feel the excitement. Thank your for sharing your words to the world.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s