Once, I sat in a tall office building writing briefs…

  • • unhealthy and unfulfilled, I quit
  • • and decided to travel the world
  • • which hasn't always been easy
  • • but led me back to the first career I embraced
  • • and gives me time to write
  • • so now I sell and write about travel
  • • roaming around the planet
  • • overflowing with gratitude, and
  • • marveling at the wonders of our world


Welcome to Chasing the Unknown! I’m Marbree, a former lawyer who walked away from a settled life in the U.S. to explore the world. This site began as a blog to keep my family and friends abreast of where I was and what I was up to. I never tried to promote it or find a following, I just wrote for the love of it. As far as the blog

General Travel Resources

Looking for some general information on travel? Boring bits like visas, passports, currency conversion, and what to pack? I’ve put together a few tips and things to keep in mind here. If you’d like to know more about a particular part of the world, get in touch directly or click through to some of the links. Visas & Passports If you’re booking travel with me, I’ll give you the lowdown

Suggested Reading

A good story – whether fiction or non – has the power to deepen our understanding, broaden our horizons, and inspire us. Time and again during my travels I’ve found that reading a book set in the country I’m visiting heightens my appreciation for the culture and land I see around me. The list below is not a comprehensive guide to books about any one location but hopefully it will