About Me

About me's are boring.

Mine is not.

Hi, I’m Heather!

I’m a 30-something girl from Iowa who one day, after a few glasses of wine, realized there was a very real possibility I could travel to all 50 states in America before I turned 40.

I’m not your typical travel blogger. You won’t find my Instagram feed or blog posts filled with picture perfect shots of beaches while dressed effortlessly in a beautiful outfit. My photos are far from “picture perfect” though I hope to learn, and I’m usually shoving everything I can into a carry-on after a very traumatic checked bag situation in Europe a few years ago. Oh, and I work full-time at a corporate office (in a cubicle) to pay my bills, so I’m making the most of my vacation time, saving money, and sharing the journey with you!

I’ve spent over 30 years traveling to beautiful places and I’ve spent the last year actually figuring out how to travel. From what to pack, how to pack, where to go, to how I can be healthy when I’m on the road. My dream would be to visit every country in the world, though I’ve no idea how to make that happen quite yet except to just keep traveling.

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

When I’m not traveling I’m at home with my fiancé, Dylan, and 9 year old black lab, Wrigley (I’m a BIG Cubs fan). I’m going to happy hour with my friends, constantly cooking, trying to convince (trick) Dylan into watching Harry Potter with me, and making attempts to go to the gym at 5:15am. 

Fall is my favorite season but I despise pumpkin spice lattes, I won my fantasy football league last year, I shovel a path in the snow through my grass for my UPS man in dead of winter, and you’d think at age 34 I’d have learned to be a bit more filtered and less sarcastic. 

When you read my travel blog I want you to not only find useful travel guides, insight to keeping healthy while you're on the road, tips, tricks, and fun travel gadgets, but I want you feel inspired. Like so many of you I don’t have the luxury of quitting my day job, but that isn’t stopping me from following my passion to travel and feel inspired. So if you can’t sneak away for a long weekend, don't worry, you can come explore with me.