Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you’ll hang out for a bit.  My name is Mary, also sometimes known as MaryCate, and I’m sure a few others!  I’m a fulltime surgical nurse at a large metropolitan hospital and usually travel in my off time when we are not encountering a global pandemic.

I’m always in search of the unique and different, and I’m down to go just about anywhere. My first solo trip was to Thailand and I spent about a month and a half exploring the country on my own, making and meeting some lifelong friends along the way.  I’ve had the opportunity, and I’m forever grateful to have traveled to over 27 countries, and I’m always adding new ones…

One of my favorite things is getting a new stamp in my passport.  I love it when it gets filled up, and I can flip through remembering those travel moments.  

The moments when you’re experiencing new things, you’re learning and growing as a person.  

One of the biggest influences for my life of travel was a near-fatal car accident that I had.  Life is short and we are not guaranteed tomorrow.  

I was cut out of the car with jaws of life and spreaders and airlifted to the hospital.  When I awoke and realized what had happened, I was in disbelief.  How could everything just have almost ended?!  I had never even been to the west coast of the U.S.!  

I was putting these things off until later, or a better time.  Just like that in the blink of an eye, everything can change.  It was my “Ahaaa” moment!  The moment that catapulted me into a life of seeking and discovering.  I also love the novelty of discovering and finding new, beautiful places, and meeting new people.  

I hope that you’ll journey along with me!  Feel free to reach out, comment, or send an email, if you have any questions that I may be able to help you with.  If you are interested in partnering or would like to work together, just reach out through the contact page and send me an email.  I look forward to hearing from you!

Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today!