Donna2112's Profile

Age Range: 40-49  |  Joined: May 2011

The Colony, Texas

"If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home." - James Michener

"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page." - St. Augustine

"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime." - Mark Twain

About Me: 24 years (gulp) in the Travel Industry, preceded by a life with parents who thought traveling was the best use of any excess money. We didn't go many places outside the U.S., but we always went somewhere every year - usually, national parks in the west/southwest United States. That, and my grandmother's subscription to National Geographic, made me the traveler-who-never-has-and-never-will-have-traveled-enough I am today!

Reviews by Donna2112

Name Destination Date Written
Location, location, location! (And running water!) Grand Canyon, Arizona May 02, 2011

More About Donna2112

I travel because...
I am compelled to do so, much like a monarch butterfly has to winter in the Oyamel fir trees in Michoacan or a salmon has to return to its home stream.
I love to travel to...
expand my knowledge of people as well as my knowledge of places.
I never forget to pack...
if checking baggage, my lucky (tiny) Swiss Army knife, given to me years ago by Movenpick hotels at a travel trade show.
My weirdest travel habit is...
always looking at a map while on the plane, then out the window, then at the clock, then at the map again - desperately trying to figure out where I am geographically at any given moment. I am simply ecstatic when I fly an airline that offers a "journey map" complete with little moving airplane icon, altitude, time to destination, etc. I think I was a cartographer in a previous life!
It's my dream to travel to...
Tanzania, Turkey, Morocco, Yosemite National Park and the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica. That's the short list!
When I'm not traveling...
I'm planning my next trip!
I also travel online at...