Who am I?
Well, first, you can call me Coco. It’s not my real name, just a nickname I got in my 20’s that has since become somewhat of an alter ego. Think of it as a “nom de plume” if you will. Really, I’m just a 30-something from the US that wants nothing more than to see as much of the world as possible. A hopeless audiophile, haphazard cook and baker, with a passionately curious soul. I live with my head in the clouds, but my roots firmly planted in Florida.
Road to Today
I have always loved to travel, but my desire was kicked into high gear when my mother passed away in 2015, at the young age of 54. At the time I was working in Corporate America, which I enjoyed at times, but I was getting antsy to do something big. After much thought and deep soul searching, I resigned from my position to take a sabbatical. But what does one do on a sabbatical, you ask? Whatever they want – that’s the point! For me, my point of focus is to experience the world as a local. As an introvert, that’s easier said than done, but I was determined to break out of that shell and take in every moment as if it could be my last.
Since starting my sabbatical in early 2015 I’ve seen a good chunk of the world – 9 countries to be exact! In an effort to keep up with my family and friends, not to mention give my antsy hands something to do, I started writing this blog. It was slow to start, but it has turned into something of a cathartic release for me. Here you will find a collection of stories and recipes from my travels and everyday life. I also include travel guides from time to time that will come in handy when you’re exploring this big planet we call home.
P.S. If you have questions about travel planning, or any of the recipes I feature, ask and I’ll be happy to help.