Kristen Allred

Welcome To My Travel and Adventure Blog!


I’m Kristen, and I love to travel to unique and interesting places, try delicious cuisine, especially if it has an unusual twist, and meet new and interesting people.


I can easily spend hours planning trips, googling information, reading reviews, scouring Facebook groups, and reading literature to find the best possible spots to visit.


I can’t wait to share them with you!


I’m a mom of three great kids, a wife of one fantastic hubby, and a published composer and piano teacher. I’m also the accompanist for an excellent choir called the Northeast Piedmont Chorale.


Feel free to reach out to me at kristen@thetrippylife.com

Here are some pictures from my family’s adventures.

Man with monkey on shoulders

This is my husband, Gary.  He is a huge animal lover, so he was glad that this monkey named “Sweetie” wanted to climb on his shoulders. We were at Osa Wildlife Sanctuary in Costa Rica.

Boy with Macaw on Shoulder

My son, Jacob, with a Hyacinth Macaw on his shoulder.  This was taken at Ave Azul De La Osa Bird Sanctuary in Costa Rica.

Kassidy at Duke Lemur Center

My daughter, Kassidy, being a “Lemur Keeper For a Day” at the Duke Lemur Center.

Kristen Allred feeding baby tiger

Here I am at Zootastic in North Carolina feeding a baby tiger.

Beagle and Shorkie snuggling

Cookie & Biscuit

Here are my two sweet dogs. Cookie is a Shorkie, and Biscuit is a beagle mix.

I love taking them along on adventures whenever I can!

I love playing piano, teaching piano and composing.  I have several published works.

In this video below, I’m playing my piano arrangement of Amazing Grace.

I believe there are amazing things to experience and learn wherever you are, and I can’t wait to share my journey with you.  I hope I can inspire you to cherish the adventures you find in your life!


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