About Me

I Am A Wanderer

A wanderer is a traveler who moves about sometimes without a set purpose, other times using indirect or unusual routes to get to a destination.

I am a wanderer, a traveler of the world. I am also a mother, a writer and translator.  I’ve traveled the world with my family, and plan on doing a lot more of it.  I don’t always need a set destination, though thanks to my husband, we usually have a loose itinerary.

I don’t believe in well-traveled roads.

When given a choice between two roads, I always  ” took the one less traveled by,/
And that has made all the difference.”  (Robert Frost, The Road Less Taken)

The more unpredictable, the less traveled the road is, the more I learn from taking it.

I am not afraid of getting lost.  Often we have the best adventures, the best encounters and greatest learning experiences when we allow ourselves to get lost. 

I Am A Mother

As a mom, I tried to instill in my kids the same sense of adventure.

I believe that the best way to learn about the world is to travel, meet new people, understand different cultures.

We’ve taken our kids all over the world, since the day they were born.

When they were very young, we took them on a hike over five miles long, through a dense forest.  We ended up lost, but eventually found our way.  It was an adventure.

We took them on a bus through Mexico where we were the only gringos, and didn’t speak a word of Spanish at the timeOn A Ferry to Vancouver Island, BC. They learned about a different culture.

We took them to visit Mayan pyramids, ancient Anasazi ruins, old European castles.  They learned about history.

We took them through deserts, forests, mountains and ocean sides, where they learned about the diversity of our planet.

It didn’t matter if we had the money or we were dirt poor, living from one paycheck to the next.  We found a way to travel, no matter what.

Experiences, not material things, make us richer. 

I told my daughter once that we were rich. “Really?” she asked. “We don’t live in a mansion, we don’t have a lot of cool stuff.” “You are right,” I answered. “It is not the material things we have that make us rich, but the experiences we have during our travels.”

I Am A Writer

When I am not wandering through the world, I call myself a writer. I have written for a number of online and print magazines, including GoNomad, Matador Network, MapQuest Travel, among others. For a full list, check out my Portfolio.

 


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