About Me

When you’re driving to work, do you sometimes daydream about skipping your exit and not coming back? Have you ever wanted to travel, but been too scared? Do you work in a cubicle, but have a tropical beach scene as your desktop theme?

Tropical Paradise!

Tropical Paradise!

I have always loved traveling. Growing up, we went camping all summer long. Mission trips to other countries, road trips all up and down the East Coast, flying to The Netherlands, Belgium, France, England, Scotland — I just couldn’t get enough.

Twice, I’ve downsized my whole family into a camper and done cross-country trips. With only two weeks notice, I’ve packed and moved overseas with a baby. I’ve lived off-grid in a camper for a year and a half. Most recently, I’ve driven 2600 miles cross-country, solo, in five days.

“I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.”  (Mary Anne Radmacher)

When I told people I was planning to drive home from New Hampshire alone (2600 miles), I met so much fear, worry, and panic, that it was a turning point for me.

That’s when I started this blog, which has 3 purposes:

  1. Help you get over your fear and go somewhere new
  2. If you can’t travel, then you can still share my adventures, learn from them, and feel as if you’ve been there too
  3. Prove that an ordinary person can do and see amazing things, once they stop letting their comfort zone hold them back

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” (Mark Twain)

After all, if I can do it, anyone can. I’m not exceptional: I’m an average looking woman in her 40s, with a husband and child. I’m overweight, disorganized, and I struggle with ADHD and housework. I have back and knee injuries, and chronic fatigue. I was born and grew up in the same city for more than 30 years before ever living anywhere else.

“Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime.”  (Mark Twain)

In addition to traveling, I also write novels and enjoy jewelry-making and other hand-crafts (which will end up on my store page sometime soon).

Another thing I love is hearing from my readers, so make sure you take a moment to comment on a post, subscribe to my email list, or just say hello on Facebook or Twitter.

Learn more about us by reading “Our Story,” and remember to keep in touch!