I’ve worn many hats throughout my life; army brat, rower, animal trainer, theme park queen, trapeze flyer, scuba diver, ex-pat, world traveler, and travel writer just to name a few. I spent most of my childhood in Germany, and still consider Europe my home. The narrow cobbled streets, old stone buildings with balconies decorated with flower boxes, and individual family owned bakeries, butchers, and cheese shops are a part of my DNA. After graduating college in Florida, I jumped at amazing opportunities to work with animals in the Dominican Republic and the Bahamas. I may consider Europe my home, but I’m hopelessly in love with the island life.
I had the idea of starting my own travel website a good year before I created it. After I left the Dominican Republic, I wanted to write about my experience living and working on the island. I tried researching other blogs, reviews, and magazine articles to see if their experiences were similar to mine, but discovered very little. Many articles were do this and that, and the blogs I read were skimpy on details. I thought I had something special, but would anyone want to read it?
I know I’ve had some unique adventures especially since I had such an unsual job, but because I didn’t live there anymore, I was worried about running out of writing material. Then a scathingly brilliant idea came to me…expand it to include the fine points of travel. These would include destination highlights and local culture (what the locals do).
The Good Travel Life is constantly evolving as I explore new destinations, search out new gems in places revisited, and make my travel wish list for the upcoming year. I only write about what I know and where I’ve been. Photography is one of my passions, and most of the photos on my website are mine unless otherwise noted.
Because I still have a day job to pay the bills, posts are every week, though they might be 1 post or 7. What you can expect is:
RESTAURANT Reviews: These are the most frequent.
DOMINICAN MOMENTS: Living and working in the Dominican Republic
Photo GALLERY: I love posting photos. These are also my backups when time management is not on my side.
And other content consists of HOTELS, ATTRACTIONS, and more TRAVEL TIPS to help you decide where to go and budget your time and money.
Other projects are in the works as well. I have a second website about my animal training career, wildlife encounters, and world conservation programs. Check it out at http://www.itravelforanimals.com/.
I am also working on guest blogs and magazines posts. If you are interested in my writings, have questions, or want more information, please feel free to contact me directly by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To all my readers, happy travels! The world is yours to explore!
May-September- still in the planning stages of International travel