A GIRL WITH A DREAM
Amanda was bitten by the travel bug in college. After a month abroad to Greece and Italy her sophomore year of college, she quickly realized that she was indeed a wanderlust at heart. Throughout college she began planning service trips around the globe for students on campus doing an “alternative” spring break that included volunteering and giving back. International planning destinations included Jamaica and Guatemala. Before college ended, she studied abroad for a semester in Australia. Not too long after graduating college, she began a deeper dive into travel as a corporate event planner, executing events for clients around the globe.
When Amanda’s mother was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2006, the family made a decision not to let too much time pass without creating some lasting memories together. It was at that time the family decided to take a trip to Ireland. It was in Ireland in 2008 that Amanda realized how precious traveling truly is. It was the last big trip she took with her mom before she passed in 2009, and those memories remain forever in her mind.
In the L of the Life Well Travel logo you will see a teal ribbon on the bottom. This represents ovarian cancer awareness and Amanda’s way to honor her mom. She passed far too young from her battle before having the chance to travel to many more places. It’s an honor and a privilege to remember her mom every place she travels. In fact, Amanda picks up a souvenir spoon in every new country she visits and continues her mothers tradition of collecting spoons throughout the globe!
Traveling + total wellness are two passions of Amanda. She believes that traveling is one of the best things that you can do for your health. It helps your physical and mental health, which is also excellent for the soul. Amanda lives them daily with the life work that she does educating on wellness and traveling the globe while sharing about healthy living on the go.
Amanda’s motto has always been “don’t listen to what they say, go see” Amanda looks forward to sharing her passion with you and helping you create memories that will last a lifetime!