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 blog, 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 scene or two. (My son James is a legit artist – I just dabble.)
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 a companion, my girlfriends, and on multi-generational trips, too.
I especially enjoy discovering the hidden gems in Los Angeles, when I visit my daughter Alison on the California coast.
My trip to Southern Spain this summer to meet up with other travel bloggers was one of the best travel experiences of my life. So much so, we’ll be meeting up in the Peloponneses, Greece this spring. I can’t wait!
Then there were countless weekend and day trips. I have traveled throughout Boston and New England in the past fifteen years with and without kids, as a couple, and now solo. No matter when I go, I always find something new in the familiar.
I even took a road-trip to Nova Scotia with my mom. What great memory-making!
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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