The traveling lifestyle was officially in place for Heidi after spending time in Italy studying music and art history during college. What a dream! Shortly after graduating college, Heidi took a leap of faith and left the United States to become a teacher overseas. Originally from the Chicago area and now residing in Northern Michigan, Heidi has lived and taught outside of the United States for 15 years, in Japan, Vietnam, Norway, China and Korea.
Throughout her 25 year career as an educator, Heidi has found every opportunity to travel, first as a solo traveler and now with her family of 4. She enjoys the challenge of planning and negotiating new pockets of the world for both herself and others. Perfect travel for Heidi includes relaxation, exploration of culture and food, historical context and some outdoor activities. Her kids will attest to the high step count on an average day exploring a new city. A recent adventure has been her family taking a full school year to travel together internationally.
Although there are many places that Heidi is excited to explore next, she has had the opportunity to intimately know Japan, Norway and Vietnam from her extended time living there and has traveled throughout the majority of East and Southeast Asia, Scandinavia and Western Europe as well as Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Belize, Oman and the UAE. Some of her favorite travel moments have been exploring Japan’s mix of modern culture and history, hiking and staying in the coffee region of Colombia and hiking, wandering the temples of Myanmar, taking in the history, beauty and food of Western Turkey, driving the expanse of the mountains and deserts of Oman and taking a solo trip to Northern India.