About Sheri

Hey there! I’m Sheri- an outdoor enthusiast and avid travel lover who focuses on helping others achieve maximum travel efficiency and fun.

My Expertise: Vacation Organization & Travel Tips

Where To Find Me: LinkedIn | Pinterest

My Experience: Lifetime Traveler + Logistics & Event Planner for 10+ Years.

Who I Am

What you should know

I am an explorer at heart and all about squeezing in every ounce of time off from the grind of a busy work schedule. My husband, Donte, and I are dedicated to maximizing our time off and finding little nooks of adventure along the way.

A Little About Me

Who I am

Hi, I’m Sheri. I write about the great outdoors and travel destinations on my blog and offer vacation planning itineraries.

I love researching and writing about new places to see and figuring out the best outdoor gear, road trips, routes, eateries, hikes, and heart-pumping adventures.

The possibility of experiencing that “waking up on Christmas morning” child-like emotion when I visit new places is what draws me to travel and I love sharing those experiences with others.

What you should know about me

  • I grew up in the small Cajun town of Opelousas, Louisiana in a middle-class family.
  • I graduated from Louisiana State University and I bleed purple and gold. Geaux Tigers!
  • I’ve worked for many large corporations, clocking in & out and taking the allotted 2-week vacation we were given.
  • I knew I wanted to do something more than just punch a clock. I wanted to feel like I was growing both professionally and personally.
  • With minimal time and little money, I figured out a way to travel more and more by researching & planning in advance.
  • After each trip, I loved sharing these ideas and experiences with other people who struggled to find the time and/or the money to travel.
  • I then started my own blog and started taking courses to figure out how to deliver my travel tips, organizational ideas, outdoor adventures & vacation itineraries to others.
“Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.”
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Woman with backpack at Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado

The Full Story about Sheri Nagle

I grew up in the small Cajun town of Opelousas, Louisiana. We were a middle-class family with not much money to spare but somehow my parents figured out a way to make sure we were always enrolled in sports, and activities and took a vacation once a year.

I grew up taking road trips with my family. Ever since then, I’ve been obsessed with exploring new places, seeking out new adventures, and immersing myself in the great outdoors.

I’ll never forget when my mom taught my brother and me how to read a map while on a road trip. Yes, an actual paper map that you pick up at the state line visitor center.

This was way before anyone ever heard of Google Maps or a navigation system. That’s some old-school legit map reading skills I was taught by my mom. And, I totally attribute my sense of direction to her. Thanks, Mom!

Throughout childhood, I was very active in sports and clubs. I was a Girl Scout & played softball from the time I was 5 years old through High School. We did lots of camping, hiking, and fishing.

I pretty much tried my hand at every sport offered… softball, volleyball, swim team, gymnastics, track, and basketball. Yes, my little 5-foot-nothing self attempted to play basketball in middle school. That lasted about one season.

At 17 years old, I earned a scholarship to Louisiana State University and lived by myself as a freshman in college. Geaux Tigers! Needless to say, there was lots of game day partying but somehow I managed to graduate.

While in college, I was accepted into the Disney internship program, where I attended classes in communication and learned about the hospitality industry. I worked at Walt Disney World in Orlando, serving pineapple ice cream in Adventure Land. Not as fun as it sounds.

It was an eye-opening experience that taught me many life lessons at the young age of 19 years old.

Upon returning, I joined the LSU Sailing team and completely fell in love with sailing!

During that short time, I met a few people (basically 4 strangers that I barely even knew). I was offered an opportunity to completely outfit a 1967 Pearson Sailboat and take it across the Gulf of Mexico- sailing from New Orleans to Turks and Caicos.

Pretty sure my parents were not 100% on board with the idea of me venturing out into the Gulf of Mexico with people they never met. I can pretty much bet they were worried sick the entire time. But, they also know me and know there’s no holding me back when it comes to adventure (or going skydiving).

Along the way, I experienced everything from flying fish hitting me in the face on a midnight anchor watch to a medical emergency Coast Guard encounter off the coast of the Florida Keys.

It was a journey I’ll never forget and one that I didn’t fully appreciate at the time (good and bad). Let’s just say, sh*t gets real when you’re living with 4 strangers on a boat in the middle of the ocean.

The Love of my life

It almost always starts with a road trip. For us, it was a road trip to Gulf Shores, AL in 2002 with my best friend, Angie, that led me to the love of my life and who later became my husband.

We were best friends then and we still are after all these years later. Sharing all that life has to offer and continuing to create lifelong memories. 

To sum it up, we are an adventure-loving couple who enjoys sharing funny stories, vacation insights, and ways to make travel experiences stress-free and more efficient. 

I say that like it came so naturally and easily for us. News flash, it did not! We’ve had our fair share of rough vacation experiences. And to be quite honest, my husband would sometimes rather have a staycation in many cases.

But, he’s a good sport and goes along with my crazy plans. In the end, he usually thanks me for forcing him to break away from the routine work schedule and get out in nature.

Let’s be honest, as much as we want to believe vacations are all filled with fairy dust and magical rainbow unicorns, sometimes it’s just not.

Sometimes you fight, sometimes you cry. And sometimes, you end up sleeping on the floor of the Tampa airport or having a full-on toddler meltdown in Salt Lake City because all you need is a snack and a nap. True story.

Mount Rainer- Entrance- Photo in Street

What people say

I sometimes get referred to as the “Camp Counselor”.

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