Hi! I’m Valerie Perry.

I’m now the Chief Adventurer of The Road Lots Traveled, but I didn’t grow up a traveler.

I was the definition of a homebody and was too afraid to go to summer camp. I received my college degree before my first boarding pass, but after seeing what was out there I’ve spent the last several years making up for lost time.

I started my travel career touring North America with an organization called Silver Ring Thing. Then in October 2009, I headed out to sea as a Broadcast Technician for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. During my cruising career I lived on five ships: Explorer, Serenade, Jewel, Liberty, and Allure of the Seas. Two years ago I traded in my SeaPass card for a metrocard and moved to Washington, DC to begin a new chapter at National Geographic.

Nearly every step of my journey has been chronicled on this blog. It began as a way to simply share stories of life on the road with my family back home. The blog has grown over the years and now features stories, photos, and videos from all across the United States, Scandinavia, the Mediterranean, and  the Caribbean.

Readers frequently tell me that they’re living vicariously through my tales of adventure. While I’m flattered, this motivates me to push harder and go farther. My mission is to inspire people to live larger, more passionate and adventurous lives than they ever dreamed possible. Stop just reading. Start adventuring!

I’ve completed a quest to see 100 National Park Service sites before the National Park Service turned 100 on August 25, 2016. Subscribe today in the footer below to follow my new adventures or connect with me via the social media icons to the right.
Learn more at www.valeriedperry.com
Go. Live.