Lovin' the Journey?

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In route to the Sahara Desert.
In route to the Sahara Desert.


I’m Tiffany, a 30-something full-time professional in the meetings and events industry living in the Washington, D.C. metro area. I’m new to this blogging world (so be kind!). I’ve wanted to start a blog for a long time and seeing several friends enjoying my Facebook posts about my adventures, I thought maybe it was time to make this goal happen.


I’m a former military brat and the proud daughter of two United States Marine Corp veterans (ooh-rah!). Growing up, I lived in six states (North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi, California, Georgia and Hawaii) and overseas in Okinawa, Japan. My early formative years were spent in Japan and upon returning to the U.S. at age 12, I solidly felt like a TCK (“Third Culture Kid”).

My dad’s last duty station was in Hawaii (yes, I know rough life I have lived)  and where my parents decided to retire. I finished high school there and graduated from Hawaii Pacific University with a degree in Business Administration and Corporate Communication.

After graduating, I spent a few years as a wedding and special events planner in Honolulu before I sold all of my worldly possessions, shipped my car to California and convinced my little brother to join me on a cross-country road trip to Washington, D.C.

Eight years later and still in the meetings and events industry full-time, I enjoy traveling, cooking, live concerts, visiting wineries, and getting into any sort of adventure possible in my free time.


Simply put, it’s about sharing my journey as I live life to the fullest, namely in the form of travel, while still having a 9-5 career. Whether riding in camel in the Sahara Desert, lounging on a private island in Thailand, or attempting to visit every Smithsonian museum in Washington, D.C., I want to show it is possible to see the world part-time using some wanderlust hustle.

For me, travel has been the best life teacher and given me the richest, most fulfilling experiences.

Tomorrow isn’t promised and there is a great, big world out there to see. Traveling doesn’t have to be daunting or complicated. And it is 100% possible while having a traditional 9-5 job. So along the way I hope to show you the virtues of traveling, both near and far.


Have questions or want to chat? Let’s connect. I love meeting new people, trading stories, or getting tips on the soon-to-be next big destination.

Visit my Contact page, email me at tiffany@tiffanytakesonlife.com or connect with me on Facebook and Instagram.

Happy Living!