Hello! I’m Carrie, a travel and lifestyle blogger in Toronto, Canada. I’m a backpacker, a nurse (RPN), a nursing student (RN), and a runner.
Like anyone bitten by the travel bug, I’ll jump at any chance I can to explore this awesome planet of ours. After all, the best education is not in a classroom.
No matter where I am, or what I’m doing, I am who I am – an unapologetic 41 year old woman who discovered my passion for travel and creating a life I truly enjoy, a bit late. As I’ve discovered these things, I’ve learned that life is a blessing, everything and everyone is a lesson, and most importantly, life is meant to be lived and enjoyed.
As a traveler…
…my first time on a plane was in 2004, but it wasn’t until 2008 that I finally ventured out on my own. Since then, I’ve been to 29 countries and have a bucket list a mile long.
My goal is not to get by on $7 per day, or to travel for years at a time. My goal is to see the world at my own pace, for a reasonable amount of money per day. I don’t need luxury by any means, but I do need more than strictly bare bones.
Of course, I get asked all the time, “don’t you want to settle down?” And the answer is simple.
No. I do not. Not even a little bit.
Let someone else have the kids, white picket fence, and a dog named Doug. I’m too busy thinking about what I want to do next, I’m certainly not thinking about having dinner on the table every night. Plus I can’t cook. But that’s another story.
As a nurse…
…I finally grew up in my late thirties (ya, I’m a late bloomer), took the bull by the horns, worked my butt off in nursing school and became a Registered Practical Nurse (RPN).
I look back now and I see what a complete one eighty my life did in that time and it just makes me smile. Going back to school at that age was a huge, life changing decision, but also the best one I’ve ever made.
Now, I am a university student and on the road to becoming a Registered Nurse. Maybe I just like school?
Moving along again…
As a runner…
I wasn’t much of a runner as a kid, but in 2012, curiosity got the better of me, and I stepped onto a track for the first time.
Fast forward six months, and I ran my first half marathon.
Fast forward to present day, and I have a total of 9 medals under my belt, and a PR of 2:05:49.
I’m uber proud of all of my accomplishments and hope you are proud of yours! Running a travel and lifestyle blog seemed like the next logical step for me to share my stories, and what I’ve learned along the way.
Life’s a journey, let’s have some fun!