Greetings, fellow travel enthusiasts! I'm Jodie, your trusty tour guide, travel planner and resident dreamer of all things snowy. That's right, I live in Michigan, but I can't get enough of the fluffy white stuff. What can I say? Snow just has a way of making everything look a little more magical.
When I'm not daydreaming about snow, you can usually find me curled up with a good book. And let's be real, the best books are travel memoirs. There's just something so enticing about reading about someone else's adventures in far-flung corners of the globe.
But reading about travel is nothing compared to actually experiencing it. I absolutely love to travel and explore new places. My all-time favorite destination? Drumroll, please... Iceland! The landscape is simply out of this world, with glaciers, volcanoes, and hot springs all in one place.
Of course, there are plenty of other places on my travel bucket list, too. Right at the top is Wadi Rum in Jordan. I mean, have you seen pictures of that place? It looks like something straight out of a sci-fi movie.
When I'm not busy jetting off to far flung locales, I like to dabble in creative pursuits. Lately, I've been trying my hand at watercolor travel journals. It's a fun way to document my trips and flex my artistic muscles at the same time.
Oh, and I can't forget to mention my felines. I may be one cat short of a full-blown crazy cat lady, but I wouldn't have it any other way. They’re the perfect companions for all my travel adventures. Oh my God, not really, can you imagine traveling with four cats? How would I fit them all into one bubble backpack?
And speaking of travel adventures, my very first international trip was as an exchange student in Germany when I was 14. It was the experience of a lifetime and solidified my love of travel. So, that's a little bit about me. I can't wait to help you plan your next adventure and create some amazing memories together. Let's go explore the world!
Co-Founder Operations, Guide, & Finance Gal
Greetings, fellow wanderers! I'm the Chief Travel Officer of this fine establishment. My cousin Jodie and I backpacked Europe for five months back in '96, and we've been hooked ever since. We love to share our travel passions with our clients.
But first, a little about me. I live in Michigan with my husband and two sons. Soon I will be an empty nester as my sons are both going Michigan State University. I work Full-time as a certified nurse midwife in South Bend Indiana. I absolutely love planning trips, whether they're just a hop, skip, and a jump away or on the other side of the world. My first international trip was to Australia. Let's just say that trip was the spark that started a whole bonfire of wanderlust.
My favorite part of travel is immersing myself in the local culture. I want to meet locals, learn their customs, and participate in local activities. Because let's be real, being a tourist among tourists is just not the same as immersion. No offense to my fellow travelers, but I'd much rather blend in with the locals and experience a place like a true insider.
And speaking of insider knowledge, Jodie and I make a pretty great travel team. We learned that when we were backpacking Europe all those years ago. I mean, we're family, so we know each other's quirks and preferences better than anyone. Plus, we've got a whole lot of experience between the two of us.
So, that's a little bit about me. I can't wait to help you plan your next adventure and share all the insider tips and tricks we've picked up along the way. Let's hit the road (or the skies, or the seas) and explore this beautiful world together! .