Hello. My name is Karen and I live in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area. For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved to travel. While some people enjoy the familiarity of visiting the same place year after year, my comfort zone includes new and unique destinations. Before the wheels of my return flight touch the tarmac, I’m usually plotting the next great getaway. And, almost as much as I enjoy the trip itself, I relish the planning and preparation; in a way, it’s what gets me through the “day-to-day” between adventures.
I decided to start this blog as a way to not only properly record the trips I take, but to also share practical stories, tips, and ideas. Sometimes my trips are half a world away, and other times they’re right in my own backyard — afterall, San Francisco is one of the world’s top tourist destinations.
With two wonderful daughters, I naturally focus some of my travel writing on kids and family, and as a marketing and communications professional in the public transportation field, I sometimes write about how to get around on buses and trains. In most posts, I try to include my own photography, another passion that happens to be the perfect travel companion. I hope you find my posts to be helpful in planning your own “Next Big Adventure.”