About Enjoy Travel Life

Hi, I’m Jackie Gately from Enjoy Travel Life

I’m an empty-nester embarking on new adventures. Travel-lover, writer, photographer, designer…basically I’m a creative adventuress sharing the journey here at my new blog, Enjoy Travel Life.

Enjoy Travel Life

Here’s my truth: I am happiest when I’m traveling. I am humbled by the beauty of the world, and so grateful for the opportunity to capture it on camera and share my stories.

I always have my camera in hand to capture great memories. My travel notebook waits for me to recollect and reflect on my experiences when I get back from the day’s travels.

I might even be inspired to sketch out a t-shirt design or two. (But I’m not the true artist. My friend Jim and my son James are both legit artists…more on that later.)

I’ll hit the must-see tourist attractions, but you’re more likely to find me off the beaten path, floating peacefully in crystal clear water, enjoying local, wholesome flavors, or chasing a sunset like I love to do, perhaps with a regional drink in hand.

It’s experiential learning at it’s best, and I thrive on it!

I love to travel solo, with Jim or girlfriends, and on multi-generational trips, too. (Yippee!)

Recent Travels

I recently celebrated my 50th birthday in Cat Island (betcha never heard of it), Bahamas, and traveled solo all over Italy in spring. What fantastic trips!

I especially enjoy discovering the hidden gems in Los Angeles, when I visit my daughter on the California coast.

Then there were countless weekend and day trips. I have traveled throughout New England in the past ten years with Jim and crew of four kids. (Check out this New England Winter Getaway packing guide.)

We even took a road-trip to Nova Scotia with my mom. What great memory-making!

What’s Next?

As a single mom and now empty-nester, I have many new destinations on my radar. I’m embracing this next phase of my life, and so glad you are here to share it with me.

So, welcome along!

I aim to entertain, inspire, encourage, and empower you to enjoy travel life, too.

I would love to know what destinations or travel topics you’d like to learn more about. Comment below or email me here and I’ll get it on my radar. Always happy to help a fellow travel-lover!

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9 thoughts on “About Enjoy Travel Life

  • July 4, 2022 at 3:56 pm

    Jackie. Hello. My wife and I live in Georgia. It has been on my bucket list to go to maine. We have had to put it off many times. However we are planning on flying into Bangor next year. We will get a rental car and drive to the Bar Harbor area where we would like to spend several days. We will then begin our way back to Georgia in rental car. We want to stop and visit other states, interesting places along the way home. We are looking at two weeks to come back to Georgia. Do you have any suggestions as to where we should stop, stay ? Any information you could help us with would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

    • July 7, 2022 at 11:37 am

      Sounds wonderful! I sent you a private email with some suggestions, Mike. Hope it helps!

  • November 11, 2021 at 3:37 pm

    Hi! I’ve been following your blog for some time now and finally got the courage to go ahead and give
    you a shout out from Lubbock TX! Just wanted to say keep up the great job!

    • November 12, 2021 at 10:45 am

      Thank you, Donna. I always love to hear from my regular readers – Much appreciated! 😀

  • May 30, 2021 at 9:46 am

    Hi Michael, There’s plenty of fun places to visit in RI, NE, and NS! My advice is to hug the coastline. Whether that means Newport, Narraganset, Cape Cod, coastal Maine, or the Nova Scotia coastline, there’s plenty to see and do! You might have a look at my New England posts, or browse my Nova Scotia and Canadian Maritimes content. Happy to help!

  • September 18, 2020 at 4:43 am

    This post gives so much more information than other people, and it’s very helpful to me. I will return to see future writing from you! Can I share this?

    • September 24, 2020 at 9:53 am

      That’s very kind of you to say! Shares are always welcome. 🙂

  • December 3, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    Hi Jackie, I just today discovered your travel blog — well done you! I appreciate your honest postings, no “fluff”. I especially like how you are careful to partner with sponsoring companies. Good to show integrity! Looking forward to future posts from you!


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