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I haven't been everywhere yet, but it's on my list.

      I've raised two amazing daughters, who I proudly call my best friends. I am the mother of two cats and step-mother to a fun and fabulous chocolate lab. I live and love life with a man who inspires me to chase my dreams and find joy in every moment. 

     I took my first trip to Europe when I was 35, and I have to admit it was a bit of a disaster. Too many rookie mistakes to count. Then, in 2012, my sister moved to Italy for work. Being a teacher, I had time off in the summer. So I renewed my passport and booked a ticket to Venice for my 40th birthday. And so began my love affair with traveling. Since then, I've traveled to 27 countries and replaced my rookie mistakes with not so rookie mistakes. I'm still learning, but that's the best part!


     I decided to start travel writing to inspire others to look beyond the typical tourist destinations, expand their world view, and "travel outside the lines." You can truly go more places than you might imagine. The world is a big place. Go find it.


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