To be honest, I always wanted to start a blog, but I wanted it to mean something
to me…a passion project if you will. After graduating from UGA with a double major in Broadcast News and Psychology, I tried to get a job as a reporter,
anchor, camera operator, anything. Not exactly willing to live in a small market, I
then switched gears and started a life in politics. My family is deeply rooted in this
space, and I’ve always enjoyed a rowdy dinner conversation/debate, so on to
Washington D.C. it was!
I was fired up about the red, white and blue during my two years there, and I
forever will be no matter what country I’m visiting. Right about the time I was
supposed to help run a national campaign with my boss, I was asked to be a
contestant on ABC’s The Bachelor. Gotta love life’s twists and turns! If you
would’ve told me a few years ago when I was frolicking in the warm waters of St.
Croix with The Bachelor that I’d be living out of a suitcase as a full-time travel
blogger right now, I probably would’ve laughed and thrown some roses in your
face, because as it turns out, I didn’t need them anyway.
After setting a world record (yikes) and accepting rose after rose, I threw them to
the wind as I relocated to Argentina in 2013 as Marketing Manager for a luxury
hospitality company. I’ve had an affinity for travel since I was a little kid, so
moving abroad didn’t come out of left field for me. I landed in Buenos Aires with
two bags and my sub-par Spanish skills ready to take on a new culture, eat some
bife de lomo, and drink my fair share of Malbec.
After living and working abroad for two years, I had what I needed to start a blog:
knowledge, passion and a topic. This site reveals my crazy adventures around
the world and getting lost in the culture of the people – seeing how they move,
what they eat and how they make a living. The idea is that the locals will inspire
me, and then it’ll be a chain reaction from there. I try to put is all on paper for my
followers to read and be inspired to see the same places I just explored. I like to
think I can make a difference one destination at a time while being super vocal
about my story.
In 2017, I tested positive for the BRCA 2 gene mutation and made the life
changing decision to pursue a preventative double mastectomy followed by
reconstructive surgery. After my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer, I knew I
needed to be proactive about my health. I’ll always look fondly on that experience
for giving me beautiful cancer-free boobs and a whole new community of
supportive internet friends! I think life is all about connection, and I want to
facilitate that as long as I can. That’s why in 2018, I created LimitLes trips around
the world for people who crave community, movement, purpose, exploration and
change for the greater good. Each destination is tied to a cause whether than be
breast cancer awareness in Bali or planting trees in Patagonia. These women
(men, you’re invited too!) leave with a greater sense of self and renewed outlook
on life. They continue to travel together, spend birthdays together and be a
support group from near and far. Space is limited on each trip…but the
opportunities are LimitLes.
After six years of non-stop travel, I know that we are stronger together. My
business is propelled forward by my team of hard-working women passionate
about the travel, event and yoga space. The Road Les Traveled is a multi-level
business with revenue streams including content creation, social media
marketing, yoga classes, affiliate programs and LimitLes trips around the globe.
The foundation of what I do goes back to getting people out of their comfort zone
– and down The Road Les Traveled! I hope this inspires you to either travel with
us on a LimitLes trip, take a solo adventure or plan a getaway with your favorite
people. The best stories really are told between the pages of a passport. Thank you
for reading and for your continued support!