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 (you can find my self-published novel The End of Sam here).

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!

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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….

I started this page when I was a travel nurse, hence the name Saves Lives Will Travel. Since then, I became a nurse informaticist, got my MBA, and now work as an account executive. Pre-COVID, I traveled a lot for work, and the Husband and I enjoyed a lot of free travel and miles courtesy of the job.

Now we’re vaccinated, boosted, and have a life-time supply of masks and sanitizer and ready to travel (safely) again,

When we’re not traveling or social distancing, we are trying to experience everything Tampa Bay has to offer!


9 thoughts on “About”

  1. Hello.
    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. 😀

    1. 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!

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