Hello I am Cassondra. This is where I share my tips, tricks and tales from the road.
I have a 4 year old son and he travels with me, wherever we go, so far he’s been to 14 countries and counting. We’ve done a lot of island hopping, road trips and round-the-world travels. As well as, exploring my home state of Michigan, it’s a gorgeous place to live!
The Back Story
In 2014, I set a new life goal. I wanted to see the world and my 9-5 job wasn’t allowing me the freedom to travel. In two weeks time, I sold everything that didn’t fit in my car, paid my lease off on my apartment, resigned from my job and set out to explore the world!
This lead to nearly 5 years of full time travel. Covering 3 continents, 20+ countries and half of the United States.
For nearly a decade, I lived and worked seasonally on Mackinac Island, from April to October. I spent my summers on the most magical one-of-a-kind island in Northern Michigan. For the other 6 months of the year, like a Snow-bird, I went south to my winter home in Jamaica.
The seasonal jobs on Mackinac Island, gave me the ability to travel full-time every winter. It was really an amazing opportunity, I would always recommend it to anyone itchy to try something new! Unfortunately, I retired from Mackinac Island in 2018. I always miss waking up on Mackinac Island and working at the amazing hotels.
I’m glad you are here and I hope you find something useful to help you on your journey. If you have any questions, let me know, I’d love to help however possible.
Where I’ve Wandered
There isn’t a place I wouldn’t go. I have a mile long bucket list and keep adding to it every day.
I’m not big on counting countries, I actually prefer to take it slow, wander a little and hopefully get to know some locals. Each year my goal is to see at least 1 new country and I’m working on visiting all 50 states in the USA.
So far, I’ve been to:
- Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou
- Tokyo, Sumida City, Narita
- Manila, Taguig, Lubao, Taygaytay
- United Arab Emirates
- Freeport, Nassau
- British Virgin Islands
- Cayman Islands
- Grand Cayman
- Puerto Rico
- San Juan
- Saint Martin & Sint Maarten
- US Virgin Islands
- St. Thomas
- Cancun, Cozumel, Tulum
- Reutte, Ehrenberg
- Strasbourg, Ax Les Thermes
- Frankfurt, Speyer, Gottmadingen, Munich
- Hella, Reykjavik, Vik, Jokularson
- Schaffhausen, Rudolfingen
- Ontario (Toronto, Niagara Falls)
- United States