Aloooooha! I’m Tracy Ban. I was born and raised in the beautiful island of Oahu, Hawaii. After high school, I spent a number of years living in Oregon and Texas. In 2012, I packed one suitcase and moved to Berlin, Germany. I started Trekking Tracy (back then known as “Da Wandering Wahine”) to share my experiences living and traveling abroad.
Three years later, my mom was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, so I moved back to the US to take care of her. It was a very rough time for me and I took a blogging hiatus. My mom passed away in 2017. It was, and will always be, the greatest tragedy of my life.
After a couple of years of getting back up on my feet, I have a newfound love for life. I am currently living in my dream home in Seattle, Washington with my boyfriend and adopted kitty, Shabu Shabu.
My photography is inspired by many things; people I know, music, art, places, other photographers, and the WordPress community. I’m self-taught in Photoshop and Lightroom.
I appreciate all the support, comments and feedback posted on my blog! If you have any advice/tips to better my blog or photography, please let me know! I hope to share many more photos and stories with you.