Took me a minute, but here I am. My first blog!
I love taking epic trips. I love planning epic trips. I love sharing epic trips. I particularly love U.S. travel, especially National Parks! I have a life goal of visiting all U.S. states and all 418 National Park sites. I even have a nifty passport book I get stamped at each site. I always loved travel, but I never thought I had the time or money to do it.
Then I got breast cancer.
There is nothing like cancer to motivate you to get out and live it up. Before cancer, I spent all my time focused on being the best at my job. I never felt I could fit in a trip around my schedule, and I never thought I could afford it.
Well, forget that nonsense. Cancer looked me dead in the eye and said – GO NOW. I could take away your one chance at life. Where there is a will, there is a way.
So on July 14th 2015, 5 days after finishing chemo, me and my bald head began serial tripping. By the grace of God, in 2 years I’ve been on 28 trips, visited 33 states, 7 countries and 202 National Park sites. I also went through radiation, therapies, surgeries, career change, an out-of-state move and produced a couple dozen high-profile celebrity events. Ya. There is no excuse. I had the will and I found the way.
Unfortunately, in June of 2017 I joined the terminal cancer club of Stage IV Breast Cancer. Time is precious. I’m running out of time. I pray God will bless me with many more years so that I can be a part of my family and friends’ lives, serve God, fulfill my purpose and reach my travel goals. If I get months, years or decades… I’ll be grateful and not waste a single day. Especially those vacation days 😉
I hope you’ll join me on my journey. I will be posting previous trips and new ones. I also hope this blog provides you with tips, tricks, ideas, moments of wonder and most of all – motivation to get out there and experience this beautiful world.
Because people… the time to travel is now!