Travel Adventures

Inspiring You to Explore!
I’m a freelance writer and photographer living in SW Florida. I have a love of travel and photography. Living in Florida, my backyard is a travel destination with crystal clear water, beautiful beaches, quaint towns, and amazing wildlife. Wander with me…

Travel Adventures!

I want to share my love of travel with you in an effort to inspire you to find your own adventure.  My wanderlust began after traveling to Russia to adopt my daughter. Read more about that here. Traveling to far away, exotic locations is amazing. But exploring close to home and not spending a fortune is also very rewarding.  My backyard has beautiful beaches, unique wildlife, delicious restaurants and amazing sunsets!  I enjoy traveling with my kids but also love solo travel. We all crave new experiences and travel lets us tap into that craving. It expands our perspective and gives us time to reflect.Life is an adventure…What are you waiting for?

My Travel Blogs

Breakfast at the Island Cow

Breakfast at the Island Cow

​Where do you go when you’re in the mooood for a scrumptious breakfast in a tropical setting?Someplace with a laid back atmosphere surrounded by palm trees and ocean breezes… The Island Cow, known for its “Udderly Great Food”, and prices that won’t make you lose the...

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It Began in Pskov Russia

It Began in Pskov Russia

Wanderlust: A Very Strong Desire and Irresistible Impulse to Travel the World. My Wanderlust began in a small snowy town in Russia. A beautiful little girl with sad brown eyes and a resilient spirit was waiting for me.  The last 18 months had focused on the long,...

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Wander into an Adventurous and Exciting Journey!

The Way to Wander and Thrive has developed over the years from a combination of the things I love in life. I am passionate about making a difference in the lives of others. I am very passionate about personal safety and empowering women to overcome their fears and live boldly. I have a wanderlust for travel and enjoy not only exploring new places but sharing my journeys with others. Get ready to be inspired!


“Stephanie was awesome in helping plan a girls trip to Asheville NC! She recommended a quaint Air B&B with hosts who were fantastic. With her guidance we rented a car and drove through the beautiful hills and went to the Biltmore house. We also signed up for a food and drink tour which took us to several local restaurants in Asheville. Over all it was one of the best trips I’ve taken and would definitely love to go back!  Thanks Stephanie!”

Lisa, Cape Coral

“Stephanie’s Warrior Workshop taught my co-workers and I practical tips and strategies to protect ourselves from being assaulted. As a realtor who is often alone in homes during open houses and showings, I need to know how to protect myself.  Stephanie’s class was hands-on, empowering and lots of fun!”

Cheryl, Punta Gorda

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