I am a full-time writer and blogger based in St. Louis. After working in academia for many years, I decided to pursue my passions of writing and traveling, and I haven’t looked back since.
My time in academia was spent conducting research on girls’ education in Cambodia and India. I loved doing this research, but more than that, I loved sharing the stories of the people I met throughout my travels. It was through this work that I realized that I am a storyteller.
I’m particularly interested in sustainable tourism because I think we have the potential to affect change through our travels if we are a little more mindful about how we travel.
Traveling has been instrumental in opening up my worldview. I grew up in a small town in Central Illinois and never traveled as a kid. It wasn’t until after graduate school that I took my first trip out of the country, and last count I’ve been to 35+ countries. I travel a lot on my own but also bring my kids along as much as possible. My 15-year-old daughter loves traveling, but my 11-year-old son does not. Needless to say that makes for some interesting travel experiences.
I’ve always been a dreamer and a wanderer. I’m curious and sometimes this makes me a little restless. I’m an avid reader, a coffee addict, and a wavering runner. I find enjoyment in the small things in life and am always exploring. There’s a whole world out there for us to explore. All we have to do is take the first step out our front door.
Let’s get exploring!
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