HI ! I'm Simi - Welcome to THE SIMI EDIT (T.S.E)

 "Travel leaves us speechless and then turns us into storytellers" 

That, in a nutshell is why and how this space was created. I have always loved to visit new places and experience different cultures - which was one of the reasons I moved from West Africa to the States almost fifteen years ago, but it was not until 2012, on my first solo trip that I truly became a wanderlust and began to discover the beauty that lies on the other side of caution and comfort zones. There is so much beauty in the world and I have been incredibly blessed to see some of it. PortlandGrace is where I share my stories (and bring some of the beauty in the world to you) in hopes that you will find the inspiration let go of caution and comfort zone. When I am not traveling - I call London home.

I moved to London in 2017 from Dallas, TX to continue to fulfill my travel goals. I work full-time as an Accountant and travel every chance I get. My goal with this page is not just to show you the incredible beauty in the world; but also to dispel all (dis) illusion that you have to quit your job to be able to travel the world. While I think those with that option are incredibly blessed, I don’t think the majority of people have the desire to see the world have that option, so I hop my website and blog opens you to the opportunity that travel is for all and it can be accomplished while working a full-time job. You just need the right tools and guide.

That said - I share guide from all my trips on this space. You can find all of my stories by location by clicking the TSE Footprint button at the top of the page. I also offer travel consulting for a fee to help you plan your trips; put together an itinerary for your travels; assist you with finding the best destination and if you have budget constrains - no worries - all my travels plans can be budget friendly. I also assist with getting you the information you need to apply for Visa etc because not all of us have a travel friendly passport. As a Nigerian, I need a visa to almost every Country in the world, and I have managed to see a fair share of the world by leveraging the Visas I am fortunate to get etc.

Whatever your travel goals are - I am here to help guide you through making it a reality so visit my Travel Consultancy page to learn how to begin the process.

Beginning this fall, I will also be hosting TSE group trips - for those who want to see the world but cannot persuade a friend to tag along ? No worries, the TSE travel experience will provide you the travel companions you are looking for. The trips will be for a small group of 6 to 8 and I will be going on each trip to ensure you have the best travel experience.

To keep up with my travels - you can follow along on Instagram here.

All writing and photography are by me (unless otherwise stated). Grab a cup of tea and make yourself at home. Can't wait to meet you.  

Please direct all inquiries to portlandgraceblog@gmail.com