4 hours ago
So many people have asked me recently, “who is Isabelle?” While the Isabelle who writes your monthly letter is a fictitious, spirited explorer trotting the globe one locale at a time, the inspiration that brought her to life was none other than the fascinating lady above.
Isabella Bird was a traveler who explored countries all over the world... well into her 60s! She truly defied society standards of the era by dedicated her life to exploration, visiting some of the most remote places in the world, often unaccompanied. Battling poor health her entire life, she never let it slow her down.
She was one of the first female fellows of the Royal Geographical Society, and wrote numerous books on her many adventures.
There’s one thing, however, that I think links her to Isabelle the most.... Ms. Bird was well known for faithfully writing elaborate letters to home... telling all about her journeys. ✨🌎
She is an inspiration to me and a real reminder that no matter your age, circumstances, health, or status, nothing can stop you from chasing your dreams.