I was born and raised an Army brat, and have lived in so many different places over the years, it’s hard for me to count. I get antsy when I am in one place too long. Maybe this is why I have an obsession with travel? My gypsy roots? Who knows? I do know I have an intense desire to see and do everything!
To date, I have have been lucky enough to travel to over 35 countries (give or take a few) and countless states in the USA. I am fortunate (or not) to have a career that requires me to travel nearly every week – it means there is a large bank of frequent flier miles available for “free” vacations. I use free loosely as there is a lot of blood, sweat, tears and sacrifices involved in acquiring those perks. Traveling for work can be a slog, but I do find joy in seeing other places regardless of the circumstances. In fact, I view life as one big adventure!
The Life Bus has had it’s fair share of flats over the years, but we always re-inflate the tires and get back on the road. That is what life is all about! Our philosophy is that if you see an opportunity to experience something new, you should DO IT. Throw yourself out of your comfort zone – that only means growth of some sort – keep your range of experiences broad so you don’t get into a rut, and look at life as an adventure – sure makes it more fun.
I enjoy camping in a tent in the middle of the Himalayas and getting pampered at a Four Seasons in Hawaii. My travel preferences seem to ebb and flow depending on my state of mind or physical situation. I love big cities, road trips, small country towns, mountains, backpacking, cross country skiing, beaches, remote campsites, treks of any length, sunsets, huts, luxe accommodations, and Disney. Pretty much everything!
I have traveled solo, on guided tours and with my best friends, each trip bringing it’s own set of challenges, learnings and immense joy. My goal is to experience as much as I can while I still have my physical health and mental wits about me to make it enjoyable and to be able to tell the story to people who are willing to listen or polite enough to pretend to listen.