The Backstory on CancerRoadTrip
CancerRoadTrip started when I sold my house to travel. Since then, I've been through 3 continents, 8 countries and numerous states, numerous times. I've also been through 3 rounds of chemo, radiation and surgery. And so much more!
For me, travel heals. As the miles unfolded, it occurred to me: "If I could have a CancerRoadTrip to heal, why can't others?"
And the idea of CancerRoadTrip was born.
This blog follows my travels, my expeditions to look for future healing retreats, interviews and whatever else may be of interest.
Also be sure to check out the gallery for photos and more posts about my travels.
YOLO is a selection of writings from an earlier stage of my life. I used this adventure to jumpstart the blog while I got my house ready to sell, before I hit the road with CancerRoadTrip.
The YOLO blog posts start at the end of my marriage and move into my early flying days. In time, my learning to fly led a sabbatical during which I took my sailplane cross country. As a result of that trip, I moved from Pennsylvania to Lake Tahoe.
Life, for me, has been a not-always-easy, but wonderful adventure as I think you’ll see in these posts. I’ve had to deal with life threatening health issues since early adulthood. My divorce was beyond heartbreaking. And now, some years later, cancer has been challenging, to say the least.
I am so grateful I was willing to take the leap, on the ground and in the air, to leave behind the familiar in a quest for a better life for myself. Aviation has forever transformed my life, and for that I am so deeply grateful.
Here are all the YOLO posts, in order:
It was more than a child’s dream and it has stayed with me all these years.read more
It is an adventure that humbles, amazes, astounds and intrigues…read more
New Orleans 1988
I always felt an undercurrent of dark malaise that I could never quit put my finger on.read more
New Orleans Zoo To Do
In the wee hours of the morning, filled with food, drink and exhausted by dance, we piled out of the house, profusely thanking our host for a memorable eveningread more
Aviation and Beginner’s Luck
As long as I remained oblivious to reality, the reality of the weather, the risks, my own skill level, I moved forward. I knew no fear. I had no experience. I knew no bounds.read more