A little about Heather

I am a single mom of a tenacious 9-year-old and live on the Central Coast in San Luis Obispo County. I was born and raised in the MidWest, but always had a strong connection to California. After graduating from the University of Kansas with a degree in creative writing, I answered the question "if you could move anywhere, where would you go?" by moving to the Central Coast. 

Though my life's goal is to visit every country in the world, I plan to make the Central Coast my home base. No matter where I go or how long I'm gone, I'll come back here.

I love to travel, to explore, experience life around the globe. I solo, with friends and with my daughter. I have scuba dived in the Sea of Japan, gone camping in Russia, explored countless foreign cities on my own, and just keep on opening the next door. I hope to share a little of what I experience and learn with you.

In this blog I will share with you the trips I take with my daughter, the trips I take solo (or with my friends), the food we eat (we're gluten- and dairy-free, so we are always seeking out food that can eat, but I'll also share food specific to the area to which we are traveling), the wine I taste and the adventures we take. I'm definitely a bit of a rougher traveler than many people I know, so there will be a mix of posts about staying in hostels, Airbnbs or Homestays, cheap hotels, nice hotels, resorts and camping.

Happy Travels!

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Heather at the top of the Pyramid of the Sun outside Mexico City
Heather at the top of the Pyramid of the Sun outside Mexico City.
Reins and Heather in wet suits in the Sea of Japan
Me with my friend and scuba instructor Reins in the Sea of Japan.