Hi! I’m Lori, a Southerner who loves to road trip, wander and chase sunsets. Born and raised in Alabama, I now call Georgia home.
After traveling for years, planning trips for other people, taking pages of notes, I finally decided to share my experiences and stories with others. I’ve been to twenty one countries, forty five states, and driven thousands of miles. I’ve swam with whale sharks in Mexico, seen the Northern Lights in Iceland, and danced Salsa in Cuba.
While I’ve been to several countries in Central America and the Caribbean, North America is where I’ve traveled the most. Currently on a quest to visit all the states with my twenty two year old daughter, we have only five left. Part of that quest also includes visiting all sixty one National Park sites and trying our best to camp in each one. We have completed three cross country road trips and hope to complete our biggest one yet, driving to Alaska, in the summer of 2019.
As you get to know me a little better you will see that Mexico holds a special place in my heart. I have been to about half of the Mexican states. My dream road trip is to drive all the way around Baja. How else will I find the perfect taco?
Since I have a part time job that makes finding time for travel a little more challenging, I have begun to do more solo travel. Yes, at my age I have begun to carry a backpack and stay in hostels.
I like to say my travel is eclectic. That means there’s not many places I wouldn’t go or too many things I wouldn’t do. You might find me in a tent or a hostel one week and a five star hotel the next. I love planes and airports almost as much as I love road trips and dirt roads.
Besides loving to talk about travel, my goal in creating this blog is to inspire people to not only travel but to be more than just a tourist. I want to provide real itineraries, budgets and tips so you can get the most out of your time at a destination. Real places that I’ve actually been to.
One thing I’ve learned is travel doesn’t have to be expensive or extended. It doesn’t have to be to the most popular, trendy places. It doesn’t even have to be the other side of the world. There were many years that I only traveled in the South or to the same beaches or mountains I had been visiting for years. But I always tried to see something new. Even if it was a day trip to somewhere near my home.
With travel, what’s important is the people we meet and the experiences we collect. That’s the difference between a tourist and a traveler.
So say hi, introduce yourself and tell me what you like best about travel. I look forward to hearing from you! If you would like to do some work together visit my Work With Me page.