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 67 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. I am a pro at squeezing in the most vacation time I possibly can. I have completely adjusted my life to be able to have money and time to explore the world.

This year I tried a little experiment. I quit my job and traveled for 6 months. 3 months in Southeast Asia and 3 months in Europe. I will be returning to work life but only temporarily and then attempting long term travel again. I work in a field where this type of life is possible but since I realize not everyone can do this, I mostly write about what is possible with a normal work schedule.

What you can expect from me is brutal honesty. If I don’t like something or I see something that isn’t right, I will speak loudly about it. Nobody is paying me to travel. I am not going to show you a rosy perfect view of everything. My opinions are purely my own. I care very deeply about humanitarian issues, environmental issues and animal welfare. When I see animal abuse at tourist activities, I’m going to do my best to bring attention to it and make it stop. You will see in my ETHICAL TRAVEL section articles about these topics.

Exploring the world in a sustainable way is vitally important and I strive to be a responsible traveler. I am constantly researching and investigating what experiences we as tourists should support and which we should avoid.

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? Like, what was I thinking hiking the Inca Trail? I can’t even run 2 miles!

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

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