Hi! I’m Pam. Welcome to my travel blog.
(Updated 7/30/2022): I started my blog in 2019 but COVID kept me moored in Ohio from early 2020 to late 2021, when I took a short trip to New Hampshire. In early 2022 I traveled to Saguaro National Park, Joshua Tree National Park and Death Valley National Park with Road Scholar (see posts). Now I am FINALLY heading out on another of my “long trips”. I’ll be heading to Teddy Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota and Glacier National Park in Montana. Then I’ll go up into Canada to Banff and Jasper National Parks and spend a little time in Calgary. Of course, I’ll stop and visit many places along the way.
I love to travel. I love to read. I love to eat. I love to be outside. I love gardens and museums and National Parks. I seldom pass up a quilt show. I love big cities and I love to be in the middle of nowhere. I stay in cheap hotels or sleep in my van so I can afford to be on the road longer. I also occasionally splurge on group tours (Road Scholar and Overseas Adventure Travel) if that is the best way to get access to where I want to go.
I retired in 2013 at the age of 54. My first trips were to Hawaii and Europe but beginning in 2016 I set a goal to see as many of the US National Parks as I can.
Many women have told me they themselves couldn’t possibly travel alone like I do but they like to follow my wanderings. This blog is for them. I hope this blog encourages everyone to get up and GO in whatever manner they feel most comfortable. See those things you’ve always wanted to see. Do what you’ve always wanted to do. If no one will go with you – go by yourself – or go as a single with a tour group. If you think you can’t afford it I’ve learned a lot is about resetting your priorities and your expectations. When money is tight there are always free local parks to enjoy or nearby museums to explore.
I have learned a lot from other women I have met on the road and have gotten a lot of travel advice from other blogs on the internet. Now, in September 2019, I am starting my own blog to pass this knowledge on.