A former southern belle, Amanda is a wildcat, born and raised in Kentucky. She officially started exploring the world about 10 years ago; however as a child, would stare at maps circling favorite places. Amanda holds a degree in Fashion Merchandising, but quickly learned that the 9-5 life was not intended for her. Amanda’s love for running and drinking (preferably at the same time) is an understatement. Mentally about 12, but physically a bit older…..she never thought she would be a writer, as her grades in English at University were only fair. Feedback from a professor once included, “Your content is great; but your grammar is atrocious!” (She can’t spell either). Amanda feels though, when she sits down with her laptop, travel pours out faster than a bottle of Pinot Grigio. Amanda wants these adventures to inspire people to make them their own.