Kimberly Forrest

Eugene, Oregon, USA


About @KimJay

39 years old • Female

I am a political type looking to get away from working too hard for a few months to learn Spanish and see some more of the world before settling down with a real job and too many dogs.

I grew up in Eugene, OR and went to Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA where I had the unique opportunity to study abroad in Sri Lanka for five months. Though living with a family in an entirely different culture was one of the hardest things I've ever done, it also was amazing to learn so much about a religion and country so different than America. Ever since then I have been wanting to see more of the world up close!

After college I spent three years working in politics in Oregon and Washington, including fundraising, issue campaigns, electoral politics and in the Oregon legislature. I am taking a break from all that, and I am going to Central America with the goal of coming back relatively functional in Spanish when I get back. Hopefully I can meet and help out some good people along the way, work on my filming skills, and learn everything I can about the places I visit.

  • Hobbies:

    Road Biking, Cooking, Golf, Dancing to bluegrass jams and bad pop/rap music and nothing in between, Good beer or wine on a hot day or a cold day, Singing to a good tune and strumming the guitar, Rock Hunting, Beachgoing, Learning about other people and cultures--both living and dead (as in archaeology and history, not in a creepy way), Politics, and Pool... soon to be blogging? Or Vlogging as they call it?

  • Favourite places:

    All of Oregon save Portland (hehe), Seattle, Walla Walla, Sri Lanka.


KimJay hasn't logged any travels yet.

Latest Blog Entries

Travel Blogs KimJay contributes to

Wiki Travel Guide

KimJay hasn't been active in the wiki travel guide yet. Have you?