I worked hard in my early adulthood to establish an occupation that allowed me to travel for a month each year.
Any time I got the chance, I would go abroad to have an adventure. I’ve showered in a waterfall in Peru, slept out under the stars in the African bush, joined in an elephant funeral, and dove with great whites.
And that’s not the end of it!
Now I’m ready for even longer periods abroad where I can work with different organizations focused on conservation of our environment and all it’s inhabitants.
Where It all Began
I grew up on a small farm in Kansas. The world has always fascinated me.
Every year my family would take a week long vacation somewhere in the US. I looked forward to this trip every year.
My parents didn’t like visiting the big cities. They wanted beautiful nature and intriguing history.
We drove through the Badlands of South Dakota and walked the caves of Carlsbad Caverns. We drank the running springs of Colorado Springs and drove to the top of Pike’s Peak (only to have to coast back down since our car stalled out). I’ve seen Mount Rushmore, Yosemite and Yellowstone National Parks, and much much more.
All thanks to my parents.
The travel bug was instilled in me at a young age. Now I have a long list of places traveled and don’t plan on stopping anytime soon.
My Love of Animals
Our farm was small, so the whole family pitched in where they could. I was around animals pretty much every day of my life growing up.
My parents taught me to love and respect animals, and I have carried that with me my whole life. Our animals were happy and treated well. They roamed our land and enjoyed a rich, full life.
As I grew older, I would hear more and more stories of animals being abused and exploited. I wanted to help.
I started researching volunteer opportunities, and the rest is history. Now I try to find a program everywhere I travel. I want to help as much as I can and spread the word on how you can help too.
Let the adventures begin!