The travel bug bit me when I boarded my first flight as a Girl Scout back in 1987 and headed to Wyoming. Since then, I’ve visited as many towns, cities, states, and countries as I can fit in my schedule and budget. Last count: 30 countries.


My educational experiences have also been international. As an undergraduate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, I spent my junior year at the University of Nottingham in England. I later received a Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship for a year of study in South Africa at Rhodes University, where I earned an Honours degree and my MA in English.


These photos reflect my love of place and the inspiration travel brings. My travelogues can be found here

I've been to England more than a dozen times, starting in 1994-1995 when I spent a year studying abroad there. Since then, my love affair with this country has only intensified.
My first trip to Canada involved crossing the border when I was 13 and visiting Mackinac Island. My second trip was in 1999 when I visited Prince Edward Island. This was my third trip to the North.
In Southern Sweden, dipping my feet in the cool water.
I've been to South Africa five times: first to study for a year in 1998, then 1999, 2000, 2002, and 2006. The Owl House in Nieu Bethesda in the Karoo is one of my favorite places in South Africa.
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