Beautiful Land, Tragic History

Warriorwoman's Traveler Profile

I have traveled to 9 countries, posted 196 pictures and written 21 entries in 1 travel blog
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Salem, Oregon,
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Member Since
Feb 1, 2013

About Warriorwoman

Previously: Wine Sales & Marketing Consultant; Now: Vagabond until Grad School
Favourite music
Just about everything, although Country still tests my tolerance.
Favourite movie
Gone with the Wind and Gone in 60 Seconds - a good representation of my diametric sides
English, Spanish
Favourite quote
"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined." - Henry David Thoreau; "Well-behaved women rarely make history." - Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
Interests and hobbies
Running marathons, SCUBA diving, wine, culinary arts, archaeology, yoga & meditation, and excellent adventures.
One thing I want to do before I die
Significantly impact the lives of others for the better.
Favourite book
The Art of Happiness (Dalai Lama)
My friends describe me as
The polls say: "dynamic, generous, warm, friendly, adventurous, driven, intelligent". I also liked "mysterious, beautiful and sexy"!
The most amazing moment in my life so far
Glimpsing my reflection at Hong Kong Int'l Airport and experiencing a vivid flashback of my 4yr old self packing a toy baby carriage, pretending to go on trips. The epiphany: I was born to wander. Even at childhood, I knew my life would be an adventure.
Raised in a small farming town in Oregon, my father cultivated in his first born a desire for adventure and thirst for knowledge. I grew up, went to college, settled into a dream job (finance), got married, secured an even dreamier job (wine)...and then divorce stopped me cold in my tracks.  
After surviving the trudge through the Valley of Existential Crisis, I traipsed in the meadow of Self-Realization and Empowerment and finally arrived Here!  Where is "Here"?  Well, it occurred to me that it could be anything and anywhere that I wanted.  What a beautiful place to be.  I've always been at my happiest while travelling, expanding my global family and enjoying new experiences. Therefore, I am exactly where I am supposed to be; at this moment, at this place...HERE!

Recent Entries by Warriorwoman

  • "So, what's the plan for tonight?" I ask Joss when we meet at Young & Jackson's that evening. "I think we should just wander and see what we find." I appreciate this trait in a friend, an open-...

  • What do we, as Americans, know about Cambodia? To be honest, I didn't know much about this land when I scheduled a visit into my itinerary. I knew that Angkor Wat was here and I've always wanted to...

  • "What's your favorite wine?" It's often the first question I get when people discover that I have a background in the wine biz. Growing up in the Willamette Valley, Oregon, I discovered at an early...

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