I believe travel opens your eyes to dynamic cultural experiences and unforgettable adventures.
I am a wife, work full-time, a military member and Adjunct Professor, my life is demanding – travel is my stress reliever. You too can travel with a busy lifestyle.
For so many years I lived my life the way everyone expected me to. I was the responsible one. The one who followed society’s rules on what my life should look like. It was college, work, military, and family. I didn’t fit into the equation of my own life.
When my father became terminally ill, I moved home to care for him and after he passed in 2007 my life changed forever. I was angry, pissed, and questioned my faith. My world crumbled and I didn’t know how to pick up the pieces. I remembered everything he taught me and all the life events he would not be here for. I thought about the Africa trip we said we would go on but never committed to making it happen. I thought about him not being there to walk me down the aisle. The most memorable – the times he told me I was a Queen and since I come from royalty, I could accomplish anything. He believed in me when I didn’t believe in myself. Life would never be the same.
In my grief I decided to take a last minute trip. Not just any place would do, I went to Amsterdam in The Netherlands. This magical country had mesmerized my dad for years and he had been there several times to visit his brother. So there I was taking my first trip to Europe, thinking I needed to do something different, something outside of my comfort zone. That trip opened my eyes to a new world. Everything I thought I believed shifted and I became hungry for more. From that moment, I have traveled internationally and nationally. That trip changed me and opened my mind to living outside of the box, I was no longer merely existing. Traveling for me means freedom. To experience life through travel, food, and wine is the gift that keeps on giving.
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