I grew up a Navy brat. So that meant moving around. In fact, I attended three grade schools in third grade. You’d think that would make me want to stay put, but actually it created a wanderlust.  I like living in the same place, but taking frequent trips to see new places, experience diverse cultures, and have adventures. It’s soul inspiring for me to travel, and then I’m happy to come home and settle back into the daily routine.

Check out this page regularly for a collection of quotes about travel, photos from my travels and anything else that suits my wanderlusting heart!

Countries I have Visited:

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  • Canada
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Mexico
  • South Africa
  • Turkey

Fifty by Fifty

One of my many goals is to visit all fifty states by the end of my 50th year. Thanks to my parents and a job that keeps me traveling, I have been to the states listed below. I only have 2 years left to get the rest added to this list!

  1. Alabama
  2. Arizona
  3. Arkansas
  4. California
  5. Colorado
  6. Delaware
  7. Florida
  8. Georgia
  9. Idaho
  10. Illinois
  11. Indiana
  12. Iowa
  13. Kansas
  14. Kentucky
  15. Louisiana
  16. Maine
  17. Maryland
  18. Massachussets
  19. Michigan
  20. Mississippi
  21. Missouri
  22. Montana
  23. Nebraska
  24. Nevada
  25. New Hampshire
  26. New Jersey
  27. New Mexico
  28. New York
  29. North Carolina
  30. Ohio
  31. Oklahoma
  32. Oregon
  33. Pennsylvania
  34. South Carolina
  35. South Dakota
  36. Tennessee
  37. Texas
  38. Utah
  39. Virginia
  40. Washington
  41. West Virginia
  42. Wisconsin
  43. Wyoming

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime. – Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad

Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.

Traveling. It leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller. – Ibn Battuta

Travel far enough, you meet yourself. – Cloud Atlas

It’s better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times.

Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.

I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world. – Mary Anne Radmacher

We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.

Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind. – Seneca

If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home. – James Michener

People don’t take trips, trips take people. – John Steinbeck

When overseas you learn more about your own country than you do the place you’re visiting. – Clint Borgen

Not all those who wander are lost. – J.R.R. Tolkien

I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list. – Susan Sontag




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