Working my way through the alphabet, one country at a time
September 1, 2017
"She's crazy and loud but she loves you!" That's what they tell my infant granddaughter to prepare her for my visit, so I thought it would be a great way to prepare you.
And while I may not always be crazy or loud, one thing is always true: I LOVE people. That's at the heart of my passion for travel. I love getting to know people from different cultures who speak different languages, eat different food, have different ideas and opinions.
I'm endlessly curious and make a point of reading about the countries I visit. Instead of saying "that's not how WE do it," I enjoy identifying strengths in diverse cultures, and learning about their way of life.
I LOVE road trips! I have great memories of monthlong vacations growing up. Dad always had a van--before they were popular--and invited anybody who wanted to join us. My road trips within the United States will be featured in "The Lower Case Travelogs."
Be sure to buckle your seat belt. I execute illegal u-turns if a bakery or estate sale is spotted!
In 2015 I booked an adventure in Bali doing things I love: art lessons, stamping and dying indigo fabric, cooking classes, beaches, temples, massages, etc. I told my daughter, Chanel, "I'm going to B destinations this year--Belize and Bali--and doing C next year." We giggled. And then I thought--THAT'S BRILLIANT--I'M DOING IT! I've got time. Why not?!?