Grand Adventurer

“Follow me, we’re going on an adventure!” – Me, on a pretty much daily basis.

They say you’re supposed to find your passion, then find a way to get paid to do it. I am, and have always been, an adventurer. When hotmail first came out and before “e-newsletter” was even a word my family members were already receiving issues of “Janelle’s Grand Adventures” in their inboxes, detailing and dramatizing my latest escapades.

However, it wasn’t actually until very recently I realized I could make a career of adventuring. Just last year, after my life apocalypse, I was sitting on a beach watching the sunset on the other side of the planet, contemplating the blank slate of my future and dreading the return to my office-job-with-benefits, and decided to burn it all down, quit my job over Skype, and try for a job as an adventure tour guide. Now, I get paid to take people on adventures. Recently, I’ve come full circle and also worked my way up to getting paid to write about it!

Follow me, we’re going on an adventure!

On this website I intend to share some stories of my grandest adventures, be they personal or professional travel or somewhere in between. That’s right, professional travel: I may not be instagram-famous (yet?) but thanks to my amazing job I can officially call myself a professional adventurer!