About Karen Roldan

Hi, I’m Karen!

I’m a travel & lifestyle blogger and have a full-time job as a Test Automation Engineer in Stockholm, Sweden.

When I’m not spending too long in front of a screen, I love walking around, exploring new places and basking in the sun breathing the fresh air.

Launched in 2016, karenroldan.net is a travel and lifestyle blog where I document my life and interests, personal stories and places I’ve been to.

About the Blog

It started when I traveled a lot back in 2015. The only place where I share my travel stories and pictures is through Facebook. Then, I keep getting questions about my travels: where did you stay? What else can we do there? How much does it cost? How to go there? Any tips? 

It made me realize how much I love telling people my stories. 

The purpose of my blog is to inspire other people — especially the millennials — who just need a good laugh & help with adulting’s biggest challenges. And, to inspire millennials who might be feeling inadequate in an otherwise curated IG post, through my experiences as an imperfect millennial.

My life, interests, and personal stories

The heart of everything I write here is authenticity. I am a 26-year-old who is still figuring out life and making the most out of it. The purpose of this blog is to share and capture what inspires me; or, capture some of the hiccups along the way. But, that’s what makes life more fun, right?


When traveling, I spend at least in one city or country. This doesn’t make my blog the place to give you tips and guides like I am a local. Instead, this blog is where you will find my travel stories, guides, and tips as a visitor to the place.

Photo credit: Karl Dimla