CancerRoadTrip Blog

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.

Travel Heals.

Join me.



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:


I just want to go back, I want to land, but to go back I have to keep going forward.

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First Flight

And so it was, by way of New Haven, New Orleans, Hershey PA and all the other events my misdirected life, that I happened to stumble upon this sport called soaring.

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Labor Day 1991

What I recall most about that long Labor Day weekend was the restoration of a sense of wonder.

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Had I heeded the warning, my life would have turned out differently.

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MASA has an interesting history and it attracts an interesting group of pilots: Washington diplomats, world bankers, financiers, doctors, military and professional pilots, and a host of others.

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The Voices You Fly With

“Any landing you walk away from is a good one.” -Pithy Pilot Sayings

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Travel Heals

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