About Me

Smiling woman on a boat holding a glass of champagne
Me on a morning champagne cruise in St. Petersburg, Russia (2007)

I’m a former military spouse who was fortunate to spend 4 years in Germany, 4 years in Seattle, and 4 years in the D.C. area before my husband retired from the Air Force. I started a blog in Germany to keep a record of our travels. That led to offers to write travel guides and articles for pay.

I graduated with a B.A. in English from The Ohio State University (Go Bucks!) and an M.S. in Marketing and Communication from Franklin University. However, the greatest education I’ve received has been through my travels — the people I’ve been lucky to meet and the incredible experiences I’ve had.

I am an avid reader, foodie, gardener, and cook. My husband and I love to camp around Ohio in our travel trailer.

Our current home is on 5+ acres just south of Columbus, Ohio, which we share with Blitz, our elderly Aussie Shepherd mix, and a variety of birds, frogs, snakes, and woodland creatures.

I blog about life in the country and other topics.

Image of an Australian cattle dog mix with a plush sheep toy
Blitz, my loyal companion