About Me

About me's are boring.

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Hi, I’m Heather!

About the Blog

With over 30 years of travel experience, ‘Ordinary Girl, Extraordinary World’ initially started as a travel blog to share all my top travel tips and tricks, money saving ideas, how to stay healthy while traveling, and of course my adventures in the world. Like many others, I don’t have the luxury of quitting my day job, but that didn’t stop me from following my passion to travel.

Today, ‘Ordinary Girl, Extraordinary World’ is becoming a travel + lifestyle blog, because being inspired my everyday life is important. Whether I’m on the road or cozied up at home, I’m inspired to live my best life everywhere I go, and my goal is to inspire you to do the same.

The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have.
— Anna Quindlen

About Heather

Currently located in Cedar Rapids, IA, I live with my fiancé Dylan and black lab, Wrigley. Here are some fun facts about me:

WHEN ARE YOU GETTING MARRIED? December 2018 in Playa Del Carman, Mexico

FAVORITE SEASON? Fall. Those colors, though…

ONE THING YOU HATE THAT EVERYONE ELSE LOVES? Pumpkin Spice Latte’s (yuck!)

TOP 3 TRAVEL DESTINATIONS YOU HAVEN’T BEEN TO?

1.      Croatia

2.      Amalfi Coast

3.      Spain

FAVORITE FOOD? Pizza! Also, a medium rare filet smothered in blue cheese.

FAVORITE COCKTAIL? Always wine, with a vodka/soda water/lime in a close second place.