“To move, to breathe, to fly, to float,
To gain all while you give,
To roam the roads of lands remote,
To travel is to live.”
[Hans Christian Anderson]
Nicole is a wanderer. She feels most alive traveling by herself in far away places, and most at home in the wilderness, especially mountains. Her bucket list is small, her dreams are big.
She has visited more than 40 countries, walked 500 miles on a broken foot, weathered a 7.8 earthquake in Taiwan, a rainstorm in the Sahara Desert, a snowstorm in the Gobi Desert, typhoons in Japan and the Philippines, martial law in Cairo, protests in Istanbul, and can say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ in at least 12 languages.
Nicole funds her travels by working seasonally as a civil engineer and construction manager in Vermont, New York, and California. She also sits on the board of three non-profits doing development work in Central America and Nepal. She has a Masters Degree in Community and International Development that she has applied to working on potable water and hydro-electric systems in 3 countries, work that she aspires to do more full-time.
You are welcome to join her in the adventure called life!