A Georgia Girl in Florida

Hi! I’m Renée. Welcome to my cozy little corner of the internet, where we can laugh, cry and sing at the top of our lungs together. Except that last bit only takes place indoors; you’re talking to an introvert, after all. I’m a full-time marketing professional and part-time traveler, constantly dreaming of adventure in the great, wide somewhere. A lover of art, nature and musical theater, I want to spend every spare second exploring and creating.


I grew up in the suburbs of Atlanta, where I gained a deep appreciation for diversity and a longing to travel and discover. My friends were from all over: Mexico, Minnesota and the other side of Atlanta. I loved learning about other places and cultures, no matter how near or far. My family took road trips when I was a kid, exploring distant lands like Grandma’s house in rural North Carolina and Disney World in the Central Florida summer. The good ol’ Honda Odyssey even made it up to Washington D.C. for a family vacation once.

But it wasn’t until I was 16 that I’d take to the skies on my first plane ride to the most exotic locale yet — Toronto. That’s right, this southern girl was off to the Great White North to connect with her Canadian family and simultaneously unlock the wonders of international travel.

Sixteen-year-old renee on her first international trip to Toronto, Canada in 2005
Sitting inside the CN Tower in Toronto, Canada, as a 16-year-old.

That first window seat set my heart aflutter and it hasn’t slowed down since. While my passport may be lacking in stamps in comparison to full-time travelers, I’m a novice on a mission and I can’t help but stand in awe of everything the globe has to offer. Now that I live in Florida, there are plenty of destinations just minutes away to explore and share with you.

Whether I’m traversing the glistening artifice of Orlando’s theme parks or admiring the majestic wonder of Alaska’s mountains, the beauty of the earth and the tenacity of its people never cease to amaze me. And that’s what I want to share with you — what a wanderful world we live in.

Sound like you? Great! Let’s dive in and keep discovering together!

Not your cup of tea? That’s cool, but we can still learn a thing or two from each other. After all, that’s what we’re all here for.