Viking Blood and Tiny Cars……
Traveling is in my blood. I was raised by a Danish viking outside of Detroit, visiting Denmark (and the surrounding countries) as much as possible. That may make me sound like an entitled rich kid, but in reality my mother gave up all of her luxuries to ensure that we could travel home as often as possible. That sparked the “travel bug” (as so many people creepily call it) in both my sister and I, and since then we both have traveled all over the world.
I didn’t quit my job and move across an ocean or anything fancy. I work 60-70 hours a week, three jobs. I love all of my jobs. I work as a registered veterinary technician at a large zoo and also at two fast pace animal emergency clinics. I work a lot so I can travel a lot.
There was a time in my life when I thought I would never be able to travel again. I was married for 9 years and traveled often with my husband. When we divorced I assumed I would never travel again because I would have no one to travel with. Then I realized that is the dumbest shit I’ve ever heard of, and a few months later I tossed my two dogs in my tiny Chevy Spark and drove cross country, a trip that sparked many other trips and has inspired other people to do the same.
Traveling is one of my top priorities…and I want to help others travel. I organize multiple group trips a year, some local, most international (past trips were Maine, California, Pennsylvania, Iceland, Peru, Norway, Alberta, Nepal, Qatar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar…current trips on the calendar are Costa Rica, Ireland, Ecuador, Galapagos, Mexico, New Zealand and China). I go on as many local adventures as possible (hiking is the best) and I help friends plan local and international trips. I also love to incorporate my passion for wildlife into my trips.
I travel cheap. I travel often. I love hostels, I love budget airlines.
Sometimes I sleep in my car.
So stay tuned. I have a lot to catch you up on and many more adventures planned.