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.
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your blog and your photos are amazing. Good work.
thanks you to visit mine.
Thank you so much, Jad! I enjoy your blog, your photography is wonderful! Thanks for checking out my blog! 🙂
Hi! I really love your photos. It is very nice to kow that such a gifted artist lives in the same place as I do. 🙂 Keep up the good work!! 😀
Thank you for such a nice comment! I really appreciate it! I read that you are now in Saudi Arabia? What an experience! I look forward to reading more from your blog. Thank you for stopping by! 😀
Hi Tracy, you have an articulate about, impressive background.. Its beautiful to be able to travel and see different cultures .When l was I my 20’s l lived in Vienna .,went back to Iraq after graduating ,got married and immigrated to the USA. Thank your for stopping by. Wishing you success with your endeavor .Jalal
Hello Jalal! Thank you for your nice comment. It certainly is wonderful to be able to travel and experience different cultures. You’re lucky to have lived in very different countries! I’ll be keeping up with your blog. Talk to you soon, take care! 😀
Your blog is lovely! Stunning images and very well written : ) I look forward to following your adventures! Safe travels on your upcoming Italian holiday!
Just happened to run into your blog. You have got a beautiful space running here. Loved your photography. Its brilliant . I guess I will be hanging around here a lot. 🙂 Great work. Keep blogging.
good to know you. thank you for visiting and liking my recent post.
you have an interesting blog with some great photos, which goes to prove its a keen eye rather than a better camera that makes beter pictures.
LOVE your blog Tracy! Can’t wait to see more photos!
Wow amazing photos…
Thank you, Naveen! 🙂
I want your lifeeeeee! But not in a creepy way lmfao!
LoL!! Girl, such a funny comment! 😀 My life is totally ordinary! 😀
Moved to and currently living in Berlin, Germany. That’s the opposite of ordinary. That’s totally awesomenary! (My attempt at making a “hip” new word) 😛 ❤
I like this new word 🙂 Living here in Berlin is pretty awesomenary, but it also has its downsides! Just like every place, I suppose 🙂
Lovely blog Tracy! Don’t mind a slice of spam myself 😀
Ahh, a fellow fan of spam! 😀 Thanks for checking out my blog, Alan! 🙂
Nice photography! Thanks for visiting my site. 🙂
Thank you, John! I enjoyed your photos! Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog. 🙂
Hi Tracy, thanks for stopping by at iAMsafari. You got some beautiful pics featuring on your site and I’m happy I stubbled upon it. The ones from the cliffs of Moher bring back fond memories of a windy night camping on the edge some 20 years ago – thanks for that! Love seeing more. Tschuss 🙂
Wow, camping on the edge of the cliffs sounds incredible! I’m so happy to hear my photos were able to bring back these good memories. 🙂 Vielen Dank for your nice comment and for checking out my blog! 🙂
You take really beautiful photographs!
A lovely intro. A great blog. A new follower 🙂
Tracy, your photography is fantastic! Great captures! 🙂 You’ve visited so many fascinating places. Look forward to reading about them.