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During my adolescent years and at the beginning of my ignorant adult life I thought I had a pretty good idea of what my life would be like. I actually thought I knew exactly what was in store for me. As my 20s disappeared I began to see that life was not going to be what I had anticipated, by my 30th birthday I didn't know what my life was.

I did the typical things in my 20s. I had established a career, having a 9-5 position that I truly loved. I was married and we were homeowners. I had an amazing dog named Java. I was planning for the future and for retirement. I had a 5 year, 10 year and 20 year plan. The only problem was that in the blink of an eye that was all gone, no marriage, no dogs, no house! I'll provide some more details later! But here I am, starting from scratch and reclaiming my lost time!

As many of my friends know, I’m an enthusiastic person and passionate about great food, beautiful photography, adventurous traveling and having a side hustle. Over the years I’ve posted a lot of my photography on Instagram and it’s been a great creative outlet. I’ve decided to take it a step further and focus on a project where I can enjoy all of my favorite interests together. I’ve started this adventure blog and will be slowly working it into a podcast. I’ve even been in contact with some experienced travel bloggers and online personalities to eventually guest star in some episodes and posts!


I’d love for you to follow along with my adventures!


What is going to be discussed in this adventure blog?

It will mostly be about my travel goals, planning, traveling to, and visiting the locations. I’ll also be posting about my past experiences in between trips. Of course I’ll be featuring some amazing food both locally and while on the road!

What are the travel goals?

Stateside the goal is getting to eight states that have eluded me so far. Watch out Alaska, Idaho, Maine, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming, I’m headed your way!

I’m planning on crossing these off my list methodically and documenting it all! 42 down 8 to go! Oh and I’ve not yet been to Washington D.C. either. A layover in Arlington doesn’t count in my book.

Zooming out a little further four continents are calling my name. Africa, Australia, South America and well… Antarctica. Believe it or not there is a substantial tourist industry around expeditions to Antarctica. So it’s actually easier getting there than you might think.

Finally I’m wanting to accomplish these travel goals by attempting to travel in a frugal way! I’ve made it this far without breaking the bank. I’m really excited to see what kind of deals I can get to visit these locations. I LOVE A GOOD DEAL It’s exhilarating! I’ll make sure to share all the details and tricks!

What are the travel goals?

Stateside the goal is getting to eight states that have eluded me so far. Watch out Alaska, Idaho, Maine, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming, I’m headed your way!

I’m planning on crossing these off my list methodically and documenting it all! 42 down 8 to go! Oh and I’ve not yet been to Washington D.C. either. A layover in Arlington doesn’t count in my book.

Zooming out a little further four continents are calling my name. Africa, Australia, South America and well… Antarctica. Believe it or not there is a substantial tourist industry around expeditions to Antarctica. So it’s actually easier getting there than you might think.

Finally I’m wanting to accomplish these travel goals by attempting to travel in a frugal way! I’ve made it this far without breaking the bank. I’m really excited to see what kind of deals I can get to visit these locations. I LOVE A GOOD DEAL It’s exhilarating! I’ll make sure to share all the details and tricks!


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Time-lapse Photography/Video Composition

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