My name is Jody and I’m a travelholic!
Is ‘travelholic’ even a word? If not, it needs to be! Like many people around the world, I’m a travel addict. When I’m not exploring the world, I spend a lot of time dreaming of and planning my next adventures! But, I have a secret…I have travel anxiety and have spent many years with an annoying fear of flying.
Travel means you have step out of your comfort zone once in a while.
When I think of a ‘world traveler’, I envision someone who is fearless, adventurous, hops on flights without a care in the world and doesn’t mind stepping out of their comfort zone. Would you agree? Well not everyone who travels fits this ideal, including myself! Every trip I’ve taken I get one step closer to overcoming my travel anxiety. Some trips are easier than others, but the payoff has been incredible every single time! I feel blessed to have been able to see amazing places, experience unique cultures and be enriched beyond the borders of my own country. I have chosen not to let my anxiety and fears keep me at home, instead living my adventure and doing whatever it takes to get past my fears. I hope my blog inspires you to do the same!
Based in Edmonton, or #YEG as we locals call it!
My home is in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and I’m married with two beautiful daughters aged 6 and 9. Having kids has never slowed me down from traveling. My husband and I have taken our daughters on international trips since they were infants. Next to my family, my biggest passion in life is traveling the world. I often joke to other people that I work so I can afford the next adventure. Grown-up responsibilities like paying the mortgage and bills, buying groceries and raising my daughters do eat up a large portion of time and budget, but I always find a way to travel!
Edmonton Social Media Marketing and Content Creator
Marketing and Communications is my day job!
When I’m not traveling or sharing stories about my travels, I work as a marketing manager in Edmonton. l I spend most of my time developing marketing plans, managing brands social media marketing and writing content for Canadian clients. My marketing company in Edmonton, Makina Marketing Group, has worked with so many interesting businesses over the past 15 years, many who have stayed long-term clients.
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