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.

Live Aloha!

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  1. I was doing my weekly explore the blosphere by clicking on a gravatar on each site in the likes. This week it was the 4th and found yours, just wondering, if it’s brand new?

      1. V nice. I was thinking about getting that lens. They came out with a new version of it with a motor, making the older one more affordable. Maybe I’ll ask Santa for it. Thanks for the info.

  2. Hi, thanks for visiting my blog (maedetera.wordpress.com) and liking some of my photos. I feel honored to be appreciated by a fellow photographer and traveler like you. Keep on shooting!

  3. Your photos of Berlin caught my eye. I come from Berlin, and live in California now. Was nice to see Berlin sites, I love the city! And I recognized the Holocaust memorial site.
    I love that you travel around the world and take wonderful photos to share with us!

      1. Yes, I’m staying in Charlottenburg right now!
        Heheh I hope I do very soon! As soon as I hear about my visa, I’m going to start language class in March. Then hopefully I’ll fit in a bit more around here!

  4. Hi, thanks so much for dropping by my blog today! I hope you do enjoy your easter weekend….mine too is in a world of snow! I love your photos πŸ™‚

    1. Hi, Laura! Thanks a bunch for checking out my blog. I appreciate your comment! I’m glad to hear that we’re not the only ones who had an unusually chilly Easter weekend! πŸ™‚

      1. Hej from Sweden !
        Sadly no due the high humidity it was not good for my then terrible asthma., But the highlight was able to send my daughter with grandpa to the family home in Hawaii. They had a fantastic time and they all fell in love with her.

  5. Thank you for visiting and liking my blog. With only my third post under my byline, I found I really am enjoying exploring the blogs of others who have visited mine. I love your perspective in your photos. I will enjoy following your work. It’s nice to make your virtual acquaintance.

    1. Welcome to WordPress, John! πŸ™‚ It’s nice to meet your virtual acquaintance, as well! Thank you for taking the time to check out and visit my blog. I love photos of nature and places to hike, so I know I will enjoy your blog! I look forward to your future posts! =)

  6. Excellent pictures. Your blog is inspirational, the quality of the images are fantastic both in style and processing.

  7. Thanks for stopping by and liking my post “April Fools” – your support is appreciated. I look forward to exploring your blog more in the future πŸ™‚

  8. Hi, thanks for liking my post.mi love your blog, your photos are amazing and inspiring also! Makes me want to photograph more! Thank you! I look forward to following.

  9. Hello, thanks for visiting my blog. You’ve got some great pics! I’ve been living in Europe for 2.5 years but have yet to go to Berlin. Hope to make my way there sometime soon : )

  10. Thanks for following my Europe blog. You have beautiful photography. I especially like the abandoned factory, which surprises me that I would enjoy that subject matter.

  11. Hi Tracy! Nice to know you are in Germany too! But in Berlin… Hahaha! Anyway, I’m also currently in Germany! But in Bremen… Will be going back to Singapore soon! Nice to see your blog! Cheers!

  12. Thanks for visiting my blog and liking my photography! I post new pictures daily, so please come and visit again soon. I enjoy everyone’s likes, comments, and reblogs, so please let me know you stopped by and stay in touch. I’ll do the same.

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