I love love LOVE to travel (even though flying terrifies me). And I love to take photos. And I love to tell people what to do (just ask my husband….). And I like to write.

But I don’t like blogs (you can blame the Twix commercial with the girl who wants to blog about her beliefs for that one). So, welcome to my blog journal.

So, about me. I was raised in a small town in Western New York, near Buffalo. Yes, I love pizza, beef on weck, garbage plates, and Dyngus Day. Surprisingly not a fan of chicken wings, which some say strips me of my WNY status. But I digress.


Garbage plate!

iPhone 702

Beef on weck from Swistons!!

My father worked for NBC Sports and we spent a lot of my childhood traveling. Whether it was driving between Chicago and Cleveland for the NBA finals (I’m still mad at my brother for puking in the donut bag) or listening to Bohemian Rhapsody on repeat while driving to New Orleans from Orlando, I remember being fascinated by every part of traveling. I thought the doormen at the Plaza had the best jobs (and the best hats). I couldn’t believe just one blow on a whistle could make a yellow cab show up in front of you, just like that! I thought truck drivers were so lucky; they could drive all over the country and get paid for it! Oh the glamour of being an airline stewardess. They looked to so lovely and always were so kind, giving me my very own wings every time I got on a plane! (This was a time before Pink sweatpants and Ugg boots were acceptable travel attire.)

ImageThe car we drove from Orlando to New Orleans. I’m told I made mom sit in the back….

As I got older, I realized I didn’t want a job in travel; I didn’t want to get sick of my favorite hobby. I needed a job that would pay enough with enough flexibility to travel whenever I wanted. So here I am, all grown up, a nurse, and married to an amazing man (who loves to travel as much as I do) .

Now we live in Tampa and love to experience everything the city has to offer when we aren’t off traveling! Do you own a restaurant, spa, or business in Tampa Bay and would like me to review it? Or do you have a suggestion for me to try? Email me at travel@leobath.com!


8 Responses to “About”

  1. Ângela Dias April 17, 2014 at 6:42 am #

    Just found your blog, getting anxious to read it all. I am also a nurse, and I am actually in Saudi Arabia, aiming to do just the same as you. Hope we can get in touch to swap some tips. Thank you. 😀

    • Patti April 17, 2014 at 6:44 am #

      Hello! Are you in Saudi Arabia as a travel nurse or are you from there? Looking forward to hearing from you!

      • Ângela Dias April 18, 2014 at 11:14 am #

        As a travel nurse. Actually I am from Portugal.

  2. Ruthie Turner May 25, 2014 at 9:11 pm #

    Hi Patti,

    How are you? I wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for the Liebster Award! My post will be out tomorrow morning but wanted to let you know ahead of time. I have included the link to my post below.


    Ruthie (aka Ruthie’s Routes)


    • Patti May 26, 2014 at 10:13 pm #

      Hi Ruthie!
      Thanks for the nomination! I’ve never heard of this, but I enjoyed reading your post about it! It’s fun to read random facts about people. I look forward to answering your questions and then finding blogs to nominate. Thanks!

  3. intrepidtraveller January 30, 2015 at 9:21 am #

    Hi patti – Do you have an email address I can contact you on with regards to a guest post idea? Thanks so much!


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