Two pivotal moments in my life changed how I view travel:  when I met my husband & found a soulmate who challenged me beyond my fear & depression AND when I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis & realized that health was a finite resource.  Clinical depression was a childhood playmate of mine & although I was an adventurous Amelia Earhart in my mind, in reality I let fear prevent me from experiencing the world around me.  I overcame those fears in my 20s & by the time I was 31 I was happy as a lark travelling the country with my hubbie Eric.  Then medical issues struck & I was diagnosed with RA when I was 33.  Having experienced what it was like to not be able to walk or wash my own hair, I realized I couldn’t take life for granted & so jumpstarted my desire to see as much of the world as I can before life prevents me from doing so again.

This blog is about more than just travel tips & “look at the beautiful photos of all the places I’ve been.” My hope is that this travel blog inspires you to plan your own trips, wherever they may be, & to find the resources & support that you need to do so.  Thinking about destinations for myself and others is therapeutic for me, so let’s journey together…one blog posting at a time.