About Me

Since this blog is devoted to traveling and well, for those of you who know me, you know how much I love history, what you will learn is more about my likes, dislikes, favorite things and future plans.

My Favorite Things

Book: Night by Elie Wiesel

Movie: Arsenic & Old Lace; Fried Green Tomatoes; Eat, Pray, Love

Place I've Traveled To: Galway, Ireland; Nice, France; and Salzburg, Austria

Historical Person: Jesus Christ, Douglas McArthur, Eleanor Roosevelt

Color: Red

Church I've Visited: St. Peter's Basilica (Vatican in Rome) and St. Anne's Church (Cork, Ireland)

Historical Location I've Visited: Omaha Beach in Normandy

Song: "Wonderful Tonight" by Eric Clapton and "Forever and Ever, Amen" by Randy Travis

Quote: "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” -- Mark Twain

Artist: Salvador Dali and Jack Vettriano

Bible Quote: "Have I not commanded thee? Be strong and of good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed; for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest." - Joshua 1:9

Interesting Facts:

I have a "library" full of World War II books

I have been on nine (9) cruises

One of my biggest regrets was not studying abroad while in college

My favorite wines are reislings and moscatos

I was kissed on the cheek by an 80-something-year-old Irish man while at a pub outside of Galway

My favorite beach vacation spot is St. Petersburg, Florida

My grandfather served as an Army medic during WWII in the Pacific, hence my interest in WWII

I've always wanted to learn French, Japanese and German languages

I plan to go canyon swinging in New Zealand someday

I find men with accents to be incredibly attractive (as well as men in uniform)

I once had a 40-year-old Belizean man tell my dad that he wanted to marry me

I swam with stingrays twice in Grand Cayman

I would love to go cage diving with sharks one day

My sister and I got into a New York City taxi cab only to find out that the driver's brother owned a gas station in a town only 5 minutes from my hometown.

My dream job would be to work as a travel writer and/or historical tour guide

One of my favorite spots in New York City is Top of The Rock

My favorite Hard Rock Cafe is in Maui, Hawaii

I wept when reading the inscription on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery

I collect Hard Rock Cafe t-shirts from every place I visit

I volunteered to be a whiskey taster on a tour at the Jameson Distillery in Dublin, Ireland

I refuse to eat veal, rabbitt, duck or deer meat

I have a strong desire to visit Jerusalem, but have no desire to ever return to Mexico. I have been several times on cruises and find it to be "meh"

My parents have never taken a vacation without my sister and I. When I was young, we always vacationed in Florida. It's probably why I love Florida and the beach. (I HATE cold weather!)

Have questions? Email me at traveler2415@gmail.com. I look forwarding to answering any of your travel-related questions!


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