The travel bug is embedded deep within my soul, and traveling has become a huge part of my adult life. Here are some of my travels:


Niagara Falls, Canada: 12 years old with Grandmother & Granddaddy Pollock

Philippines: Backpacking Summer 2003

Germany & France: Family Thanksgiving 2003 

England, France, Spain, Italy, Austria, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland: Eurotrip with best friends, June 2005

Spain: lived and worked as an Au Pair in Malaga, July 2005 – December 2005

Portugal, Morocco: Weekend travels while working in Spain.

Morocco, Burkina Faso: Backpacking December 2006

Mexico: Carnival Cruise, September 2007

Germany, Spain: Oktoberfest and fun in Spain, October 2008

Jamaica: August 2009

Fiji: July 2010

Vancouver, Canada: June 2011, December 2016, May 2019

Puerto Rico (US territory): Lived September 2012 – September 2013

St. Thomas USVI, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Kitts, St. Maarten: Cruise, March 2013

Toronto, Canada: September 2013

South Korea: April 2016

Thailand: April 2016

Japan: May 2016

Qatar: October 2017 and 2018

Indonesia: December 2017

Maldives: October 2018

Belize: November 2019

Dominican Republic: December 2019

Total Country Count: 21 (excluding US territories)

Total Continent Count: Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, Australia (Fiji) – 5


Every state except Vermont and Alaska!

Territories: Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, DC

Notable Holidays 

This is a new list starting in 2014.

Maui, July 23-31, Waldorf Astoria Grand Wailea – celebrating graduation with PhD


Every once in a while, my wander lust carries me away to experience other cultures. So far, I’ve had two “sabbaticals,” and plan for another every 7 years.

1. Spain: lived and worked as an Au Pair in Malaga, July 2005 – December 2005

2. Puerto Rico: ran consulting business and conducted PhD research remotely, September 2012 – September 2013


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