Hear It From Me
I am a published travel writer, blogger, photographer, and YouTube host with an extensive background in the performing arts. I began my modeling and dancing career at a very young age and signed with my first acting agent at 18. I'm pretty sure that the arts chose me just as much as I chose them. I performed in Follies at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle for several years before jumping on board Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines for almost a decade. I danced my way through the Caribbean and Mexico, and honed my emcee skills hosting numerous activities for our guests.
After jumping ship in 2000, I moved to Los Angeles to pursue my acting career. I studied at Lee Strasberg Acting School and had the good fortune to be coached by some of the best acting and voiceover talents in the industry. After returning to Washington State, I was hired to be a host and news anchor for Good Morning Northwest at KVEW-TV.
I was also an athlete growing up and have continued to play sports and dance my way into adulthood. Health and fitness have always been a priority for me, and I enjoy encouraging others to live their best lives through self-care. I continue to model, with a focus on sports and lifestyle. My acting career continues to thrive after 30 years in the business, with several film, tv, commercial, corporate video, voiceover and print credits to my name.
The travel bug hit me at a young age as well. I blame this on my parents. They sent my brother and I on a scavenger hunt one Christmas, and the final prize was a trip to Hawaii. I was 11 years old. From that moment on, I started saving my money and making travel a priority. I flew to Hawaii several times, Mexico for high school graduation, lived in Sun Valley, Idaho with friends, explored Portugal, Denmark and Sweden with my RCCL shipmates, volunteered in the jungles of Costa Rica, went scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef, spent three glorious weeks in Italy, enjoyed a peaceful getaway to Bali, ate my way through the Christmas markets in Cologne, Germany, and recently experienced a life-changing safari in Kenya. I'm currently living and working in London, and sharing my discoveries along the way. I've always been curious by nature, not to mention fearless, which I'm quite certain caused some parental anxiety. Travel feeds all of this with a renewed vitality. I have always kept a journal and photographs from my past adventures and continue to document my present travels. I look forward to sharing my journey with all of you through my blog, social media and YouTube channel.
Whether you're a foodie, like to try the local libations, enjoy volunteering, an art enthusiast, a history buff, or like me, just need to see and experience things first-hand, travel has something for everyone. My best education has come from these adventures in travel. My dearest friendships are with those who share the same spirit for wanderlust. My desire is to inspire you to take a dive, a walkabout, or a leap of faith into this beautiful world and find your own inner traveler. Dream Big! Travel Often!
What is it that fuels each and every one of us in this world?
For me, it is the excitement of planning my next trip and
getting out of my comfort zone. This is where the magic happens.
I also love sharing stories with other travelers and living vicariously through them. Since starting my own blog and YouTube channel, I feel as if I too can be a storyteller.
I hope my adventures take you away, if only for a moment.
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Get In Touch
I love hearing from my fellow globetrotters.
Please send me an email at Julie@amodeltraveler.com