“Not all those who wander are lost”
Close to fifteen years ago I began a journey that would forever change my life. The opportunity to travel, see the world, experience other cultures and embrace so many new things has forever impacted who I am as a person and how I see the world.
There is a quote that says those who travel can never feel truly at home again because they leave a piece of their heart every place that they visit. I LIVE THIS.
My heart is scattered all across this amazing earth. The people I have met, and the places I have seen have enriched my life in ways I never thought possible.
In 2007 I traded in the ordinary life for the extraordinary. My father was losing his battle with cancer. I had left the stability of a normal everyday job and had started a new business with my soon to be husband. We had no idea what the world had in store for us. We never could have guessed.
With no planning, hard work, and a lot of luck we embarked on an adventure that has taken us from Canada and the United States to over 50 countries in just over a decade. Our small business went from being a domestic labour of love to our ticket to the world.
Pink Valise is a space for me to celebrate my journey. Here I will share the places I love, the experience I adore, my favourite travel tips and some of the most meaningful memories I’ve made over the years.
Together, my husband Kenny and I travel over 300 days a year and the majority of our time is spent on the road. Most of my life is packed into three bright floral suitcases and home to me is wherever my husband and I are together. This life is unconventional, and definitely not the norm but I would not trade it for anything!
Welcome to Pink Valise! Whether you are planning your first trip, looking for travel inspiration or a new take on a familiar destination I hope you will enjoy my recommendations, thoughts and ideas.
As long as I am happy to go and sad to leave I will continue my journey. I’m so happy that you will be coming along with me for the adventure!
Xoxo - Lisa