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About Me

Since Aug 2008

Lives in Lawrence, Kansas

After earning my bachelor’s degree from the William Allen White School of Journalism at the University of Kansas in 1990 (ultimately earning an MBA), I took a "job" at my family’s telecom company. All these years later, I continue to build my career as a marketing/sales/training professional, now in cloud computing. Work aside, my passion in life has always been travel. I wrote "The Road to Hell: Making Heaven out of Third-Class Travel" as a way to feed my academic nature. I built my philosophy of third-class travel by experiencing it first-hand, over more than a quarter century on the road to the four corners of the Earth. I live in Lawrence, Kansas, USA with my husband, Gary Mark Smith, a global street photographer, and our two cats, Rio (de Janeiro) and Quito. Since our meeting in 1987, we have traveled to more than 55 countries and across the US, together...third-class.

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