Welcome To My Travel and Adventure Blog!
I’m Kristen, and I live in North Carolina. I love finding unique travel destinations to share with my readers, like this post about the best shelling beaches in North Carolina, or how to bike the Virginia Creeper Tail.
I’ve been featured in Phanganist with this article titled, “This Trippy Life Encouraging Eco Tourism To Embrace Cultures, Environment, and Diversity”.
I’ve also had my article on Camping Sites in South Carolina published in TravelDudes.
Where I’m From
My husband and I own a successful lakehouse rental on Mayo Lake in Roxboro, NC. It’s one of our favorite places to be. I love the Roxboro area and have explored all of the fantastic dining options and fun things to do there.
Because of the success of our Airbnb/VRBO rental, I was recently asked to contribute Airbnb advice to the website Porch.com. You can read my advise HERE!
Or jump to my blog posts about how to run a successful Airbnb, or all the items you will need to run a successful vacation rental.
One of our favorite things to do on Mayo Lake is enjoy the local wildlife. Here is a post I wrote on coastal birds of North & South Carolina. We see many of these birds at our lakehouse.
What I love Most About starting The Trippy Life
I absolutely love finding new places for my readers to visit. I especially enjoy meeting business owners and helping promote their restaurant or store.
One favorite memory was being hired by Lenovo to gift a Lenovo ThinkBook to a deserving, small Raleigh business owner. I choose a charity in Raleigh called The Hope Center At Pullen. They help youth that are aging out of foster care become successful adults.
I also love helping others enjoy nature. After publishing my ultimate seashell identification guide, I’ve heard from people all over the world about their shelling adventures.
When I’m Not Traveling
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. Here is a Christmas piece the choir sang where I was fortunate enough to have the famous Sally Albrecht play the duet accompaniment with me.
My family enjoys supporting local animal shelters. We have volunteered for and fostered many dogs and cats through our local shelter.
Below is one of the cats we fostered for the SPCA.
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Here are some pictures from my family’s adventures.
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.
My son, Jacob, with a Hyacinth Macaw on his shoulder. This was taken at Ave Azul De La Osa Bird Sanctuary in Costa Rica.
My daughter, Kassidy, being a “Lemur Keeper For a Day” at the Duke Lemur Center.
Here I am at Zootastic in North Carolina feeding a baby tiger.
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!
Update: Biscuit has since passed away. He lived a long, happy life and we felt blessed to have him be a part of our family.
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!