Welcome to my travel blog! I’m passionate about traveling, and I love taking tons of pictures everywhere I go.

Most of the trips I took when I was younger were to visit family and they were within driving distance. My first beach vacation was to Hawaii. I already had a love affair with the ocean, but it was really nice being in an ocean that was a tolerable temperature so I could enjoy it and my legs didn’t turn purple! (Oregon water was a little chilly) Snorkeling around and watching all of the fish was so relaxing and the body surfing was great. I did try surfing, but I have some balance issues, that will take a lot more practice. The next big trip was to France and we visited a few castles which were magnificent. That’s when I knew one more castle would never be too much for me. Some people visit one and they are done, but not me.

One of my favorite trips was to Roatan, Honduras. I love dolphins and did extra at Anthony’s Key Resort so I could spend more time with them. I wrote an article for Travel-to-Honduras.com if you would like to read more about my time there: The Dolphin Programs at Anthony’s Key Resort

Me with Cedena at Anthony’s Key Resort

This vacation is where I got a glimpse of how other people live. Many young people at West End were just travelers. Some of them were gone for months or years. It was a concept I couldn’t quite grasp, but it sounded exciting. I am grounded to home and can’t see myself being gone for so long, but trips here and there can be just as fun!

Me at Blarney Castle

For a short period of time I was a flight attendant. With that job I was able to finish visiting all of the 50 states, with Alaska being the last one. I did take a few great international trips with that job, and they were a blast. Now I’m back to the cubicle, but my goal is to break free of that someday.

I have been to many places so far and can’t wait to get on a plane to visit many, many more! Thanks for visiting my blog and I hope you enjoy traveling along with me!

33 thoughts on “About

  1. Mike

    Hi Michelle,

    I love your blog. It’s great seeing people take the plunge and follow what truly makes them happy. You have some amazing articles and photos. If you are ever interested in submitting any articles or photos to us at BarrelHopping, we have ongoing contests where you can win cash to help fund your continued travels. For every article or photo you do submit we will also provide a link back to your site for more exposure. Our end goal is to help fellow travelers like you do more of what they love. Here are the details http://barrelhopping.com/get-paid-to-travel/

    1. The Travel Wench

      Hi Mike –
      Thank you for the compliments on the articles and photos, I appreciate it! Thanks for letting me know about your contests, I will work on a submission and get it in for the next deadline.

  2. Trippen

    Hello the Google plus link is not set up correct on your blog. Need to remove rel= at the end of the link URL. I followed you on G+. Keep posting your travel adventures.

          1. The Travel Wench

            Hi Kathryn –
            I think I have all of the social media buttons working again. I just changed themes about a month ago, and I probably added the wrong URLs then. Thanks for letting me know! πŸ™‚

  3. tobyo

    Hello fellow traveler! Thanks for following my blog. I love the name of yours πŸ˜‰ I will be taking a look around your blog too. So far it looks great!

  4. mark

    We are Mark and Stefy, Italian travellers
    We have been impressed by your site and inviting you to visit ours: http://www.born2travel.it

    We were wondering if you are interested in a links exchange
    I mean: I could publish your link in my friends links and you could do the same with mine,if you feel like
    Let me know

    we would be honoured if you join our free and not boring newsletter

    1. The Travel Wench

      Thanks for visiting, yes I would be interested in a link exchange. I will start a new page for travel blog links and add it there. I have signed up for your newsletter. πŸ™‚

  5. Alison

    Hi Michelle, nice to meet you. I’ve been travelling around your blog and your love of travel shines through.
    Thank you for visiting our blog and for following. I hope you enjoy the stories of our journey, both inner and outer.

  6. BakoymaTravels

    Come to Norway, we don’t have dolphins, but there’s a hell of a lot of snow, ice and… eh… I’m not really selling this, am I…

    Thanks for sharing your experiences! Can’t wait to read more about the world “through you” πŸ™‚

  7. Gede Prama

    Dear friend, Thank you very much, I was really happy to have been following your blog. I’m still a lot to figure out, and here I can only say that you are an awesome blogger, full Inspiring and hope you can inspire more readers. Thanks and greetings compassion from Gede Prama πŸ™‚

  8. Jessica

    Hope all is well. Just thinking of you! I haven’t been able to connect as much with my fast pace travels through Australia and New Zealand, but know that I think of you and hope you are well. Did you get your xshot?

    1. The Travel Wench

      Hi Jessica! I’ve been keeping up on your travels in Australia and New Zealand, looks like an amazing journey!! Unfortunately, I haven’t received it yet, so I’m not sure what happened. πŸ™ And sorry for the delayed response, I’m switching over emails, and haven’t used the email linked with WordPress for a while, so I didn’t see the message. Have fun with the rest of your time in New Zealand!


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