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Solo Female Photographer Lives Full-Time On The Road | VAN TOUR 2020

I’m a solo female outdoor adventure & travel photographer living full-time on the road in my converted Ram ProMaster van. My goal here is to inspire you to step outside your comfort zone by sharing my own personal highs and lows along this (sometimes) wild journey.

I've packed up my life and moved on 32 occasions, and changed my mailing address, officially, 33 times. I've traveled to 36 countries, and I've lived in 5. No, I’m not a military brat. Just a restless transplant. I was born in Arkansas, grew up in Wisconsin, and then decided to leave the Midwest and everything I knew for Hawaii. I sold all but four boxes of my belongings and flew to Oahu alone, where I didn't know anyone. It felt like home.

Over the next four years, I worked my way through college and graduated with a degree in Business and Spanish from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. I began building a career with Abercrombie & Fitch by managing stores in Hawaii, California, Colorado, and the Midwest. At 25,

I was promoted to Europe and relocated to Milan & then London to learn Italian and train as an International General Manager.  Then, after 13 wild months of full immersion in Campania, South Italy (after which I still and forever will drive like an Italian), I decided to leave my corporate position to pursue photography and long-term travel.

My passion is and always has been travel and the outdoors. The moment I was free of a corporate contract, I took stock of my savings and decided I would make it stretch. I shipped my few belongings to a storage unit, and traded my apartment in South Italy for a backpack and nowhere to call home.

Thanks for being here. Maybe one day I'll see you out on that open road. #VanLife

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