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Welcome to Girl on the Move!  

Whether we’re on the road, in the air, or in our favorite reading chair, let’s discover the world together! I am committed to inspiring each and every one of my readers to read more, chase big dreams and step out of their comfort zones to explore new adventures and places.

I fully believe…

“You only get one life. It’s actually your duty to live it as fully as possible.” – Jojo Moyes in Me Before You

I’m Julie and I was born and raised in Southern California. I took my first road trip before my 2nd birthday and the road trips just kept coming and pretty soon I was hooked on the adventure of exploring new places. My parents deserve a lot of credit for so many hours in the car with three children who were probably not angels the whole time (well I was of course, but my siblings are another story!)

I went to college and loved living around family, friends, and my extended community. But my heart has always craved new adventures and so at the age of 22 (when I knew everything there was to know about everything) I packed up all of my belongings into a U-Haul and my dad and I drove to Philadelphia where I knew a grand total of ZERO people for me to begin my next adventure.

And what an adventure it was!

After seven years I decided I wasn’t sure that I still loved shoveling snow so I once again packed everything up and headed back to Southern California and settled at the beach. But I continued traveling, exploring and taking new adventures. I have taken well over 100,000 miles of road trips, have become an expert at airport security, have laced up my running shoes in 20+ states, stopped by more than 100 cupcake shops around the country and have visited countless countries through the pages of books.

I continue to chase big dreams and find new ways to step outside my comfort zone and look forward to sharing those with you here on the blog.

I’d love to connect with you!  My favorite places to hang out are Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!


I absolutely love connecting with readers, so feel free to send me an email at girlonthemoveblog01 {at} gmail {dot} com anytime!  And if you live in Southern California and want to grab a cupcake, go for a run or chat about books, I’d love to meet up!

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  1. Looks like we have a few things in common. I’m a teacher for now and I also am a Thirty One consultant. I’ll also be moving to California in a few short months. Enjoy reading your posts – especially the meal plans!

  2. Looks like we have a few things in common. I’m a teacher for now and I also am a Thirty One consultant. I’ll also be moving to California in a few short months. Enjoy reading your posts – especially the meal plans!

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  4. Hi Julie,

    I love your blog! I just stumbled upon it on Linked In and it’s so good! And, I love that you are from Orange County. I grew up in Monarch Bay, but now live in Northern California 🙂 I noticed on your profile you are in the Lifestyle Blogging space. You have a very impressive resume. Congrats on a fantastic career thus far.

    I am actively networking with like minded women in this space about our Stylist opportunity as you may be an excellent fit for my company.

    We’re looking for reps/leaders in the Orange County market & beyond. We are a Lifestyle brand called Stella & Dot selling boutique accessories & apparel to the tune of $300 Million in revenues per year. Have you heard of us?

    About me…I am married with three kids and have a background in event planning. In 2007 I opened a retail boutique and during that time I learned of Stella & Dot. I started as a stylist to raise money for causes near and dear to my heart, but now, I am lucky enough to call this my full time job. My passion now is helping women earn flexible income while being a Mom first and foremost.

    I wondered if you were interested in learning more?

    Thanks again for accepting my invitation to connect.


  5. Hi ,

    My name is David Hamburg. I am a proud dad of two water-loving kids and owner of Globo Surf, which is my passion project run by my girlfriend and I, to help other water sports lovers and travelers with helpful tips and guides. I try and write engaging content and love to help others out with helpful information.

    I am writing to you as we are trying to build up our connection and network with other top websites in the industry like yours.

    We would be happy to pay for a link placement on one of your existing blog posts. It would be a great help to be a part of your site! If you are interested it would be great to hear from you with a thought on price.

    I can arrange payment to you ASAP.

    Hope to hear from you.

    Kind Regards,
    David Hamburg
    Founder and Chief Editor
    Globo Surf

    1. I just wrapped up 5 1/2 weeks in Europe and I’ll be doing some traveling around California the next couple of months before heading to England in November!

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