Native Californian, Shelley Jarvis, has been traveling, writing and photographing her explorations since she was a child. A recovering lawyer, Shelley began blogging about the realities of ex-pat life after moving abroad in 2011. She has lived in 3 states and 4 countries and currently resides in Sweden. True to her American roots, she loves a good road trip, which seems to confuse most Europeans. Her blog can be found at Purple John.