Hi there, my name is Heather and I am The Urban Gypsy. The goal behind my blog is to inspire you to discover the world while using tourism as a catalyst for sustainable development and cross-cultural sharing. I believe that if we travel respectfully and mindfully we not only have the power to create positive change, but we as travelers in turn grow to be better more understanding human beings.
Even though I live a pretty regular life with a full-time job, I try to go on at least one overseas adventure per year. This means that I skimp, save and try to live the happiest life possible throughout the year so that I can experience my one true love…travel!
If you are a single female who has the desire to see the world but perhaps is a little worried about stepping outside of your comfort zone, let me help you build your confidence by finding the perfect sustainable travel experience.
Follow my journey while I explore the far corners of the earth, bridging the cultural divide and bringing a piece of the world to you!
The Artsy Fartsy Side
A lot of my artistic inspiration has been influenced from what I’ve seen around this great big world of ours and I try to incorporate this into my art and jewelry designs. My favorite forms of art are both mixed media and pen and ink. I love how mixed media can take the best qualities from all art forms by bringing in colour, texture, and real images into one piece. And on the opposite spectrum, I enjoy the simplicity of pen and ink. Because of the interest from those around me I am now a regular vendor at local art/craft markets in the city. The Urban Gypsy shop consists of my original art on canvas, my drawings screen printed on clothing, hand crafted mala jewelry and my travel photography. If any of my pieces spark an interest feel free to contact me. I also am happy to create custom pieces or design your next tattoo!