Canadian Travel Influencer and Lifestyle Blogger
Hi, I’m Jody and I’m a travelholic! (Is ‘travelholic’ even a word?) Anyway, like many people around the world, I love to travel and spend a lot of time 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 makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”- Gustav Flaubert
When I think of someone who is a ‘world traveler’, I envision one 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!
Livin’ the dream in #yeg – or Edmonton, Canada!
My home is in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (otherwise known as #yeg to the locals) and I’m married and have two beautiful daughters aged 5 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 and Marketing Manager
Marketing and Communications is my day job!
When I’m not travelling or sharing stories about my travels, I work as a marketing and communications professional. Thankfully, I love my job and when I’m working it isn’t too boring! I have owned a marketing and communications firm, Makina Marketing Group, for the past 15 years and have been so fortunate to work with many interesting and long-term clients on their marketing, copywriting, graphic design and social media management projects.
I felt the need to collect and share some of my thoughts, tips and experiences, so decided to start this little blog! I am not sure what it will evolve into, but I do hope you find something that you like or helps you with your journey.