Traveling Lives

Traveling Lives: Former Nomad Katrina Houston

Traveling Lives: Former Nomad Katrina Houston

Since Katrina Houston started traveling 12 years ago, she’s been to 52 countries – including spending a year teaching English in Daegu, South Korea, and working on a holiday visa in Sydney, Australia – and has no plans of slowing down. You can read more about […]

Traveling Lives: Marketing Expert Heather Cole

Traveling Lives: Marketing Expert Heather Cole

Heather Cole is a history buff, published author and amateur musician whose passion for traveling started with a fascination with the Amazon rainforest as a young teen. She’s since been to nearly 30 countries on five continents while working full time. Together she and her husband, […]

Traveling Lives: Engineer Alex Marriott

Traveling Lives: Engineer Alex Marriott

A self-described “half traveller,” Alex Marriott began traveling as a university student in England, squeezing in short trips around Europe on weekends and school breaks. Now, employed as an engineer, he’s started venturing further out – both Brazil and Japan are destinations on his list for the coming year. 

Traveling Lives: Biomedical Engineer Fiona Chandra

Traveling Lives: Biomedical Engineer Fiona Chandra

A native of Surabaya, Indonesia, Fiona Chandra came to the U.S. to attend high school in South Carolina. Before relocating to Massachusetts for a postdoc at MIT, she spent 12 years in Los Angeles, where she launched her successful food blog, Gourmet Pigs, in 2007. I met Fiona at the […]

Traveling Lives: Administrative Assistant Vicky Sosa

Traveling Lives: Administrative Assistant Vicky Sosa

Vicky Sosa always has a buddy with her when she travels – the Buddy, that is. Vicky bought Buddy, a stuffed monkey that roots for the Miami Dolphins, a few years ago, and together they’ve been to more than 20 countries on five continents. When she’s not traveling, […]

Traveling Lives: Promotions Assistant Tianna Gratta

Traveling Lives: Promotions Assistant Tianna Gratta

Tianna Gratta admits that her traveling life got off to a “slow start,” but she has more than made up for lost time, squeezing in at least four big trips each year while working a full-time job in radio and blogging at The Passport Chronicles. She’s actually hitting the […]

Traveling Lives: Working Mom Francesca Mazurkiewicz

Traveling Lives: Working Mom Francesca Mazurkiewicz

Chicago native Francesca Mazurkiewicz is a traveling super woman. Not only is she a wife and a mother to two young children, she works a full-time job AND makes travel a priority for herself and her family. You can read more about their adventures at The Working Mom’s Travels!

Traveling Lives: Middle School Teacher Peg Sewall

Traveling Lives: Middle School Teacher Peg Sewall

Before Peg Sewall packed up her life in small-town New Jersey and moved to the capital of Romania, she was a teacher in the same county as my dad. We met when they visited Boston together for a conference, and now, I get to follow along on her many expat […]

Traveling Lives: World Footprints Team Ian & Tonya Fitzpatrick

Traveling Lives: World Footprints Team Ian & Tonya Fitzpatrick

This is the first husband-and-wife profile to grace the Traveling Lives series, and I couldn’t have picked a more appropriate – or talented – couple. Attorneys Ian & Tonya Fitzpatrick have made travel a priority since the very beginning of their relationship, and today, they run […]

Traveling Lives: Paleontologist Taormina Lepore

Traveling Lives: Paleontologist Taormina Lepore

A self-described “geek,” Taormina Lepore is a science educator and paleontologist (How cool is that?!). In her spare time, she promotes affordable, enriching travel experiences in the U.S. and overseas with her girlfriend, Jessi, on the blog Outbound Adventurer.