My Story

I’m Cherene and I am a travelholic. I have been for over 20 years. The travel bug bit me as a child, thanks to parents who travelled. I guess my addiction is really THEIR fault!

I have visited 57 countries on 6 continents, while working as a nurse anesthetist in Miami. Hopefully you can use some of my tips to incorporate more travel into your busy lives.

Cultural travel and understanding people and places different than what I experience in my first world American life is something I enjoy and like to share with others. Some of my most memorable experiences have been trekking with the Black Hmong in North Vietnam and working with Syrian refugees in Greece. Having a positive impact on the world in some way is something I hope to accomplish as a traveler.

Exploring the world in a sustainable way is vitally important  and I strive to be a responsible traveler. I see lots of animal tourism out there that is incredibly harmful for the animals we all love so much. I am constantly researching and investigating what experiences we as tourists should support and which we should avoid. I know many of you out there share my love of nature and animals and you can trust that I will be direct and honest on this blog.

I’m not always so serious. I love a good time and a good adventure. I enjoy challenging myself physically which often means I sign up for crazy activities that maybe I shouldn’t, but isn’t that all part of the fun?

Inspiring others to travel somewhere they hadn’t thought of makes me really happy.

I’m currently taking a short break from life.  I just finished a spectacular 3 month journey through southeast Asia and in this summer I will be wandering around Europe, seeing what trouble I can get into and how much gelato I can eat!

I hope you will follow along on Instagram. Also, I recently started a YouTube Channel  and post videos frequently. Don’t miss the latest video about seeing Orangutans in Borneo.

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Where I’ve Wandered


Where I've Been