Connie Nice

I have been blessed throughout my life to have worked, lived and traveled in some unique places under some less-than-normal circumstances. Currently, I am the Museum Coordinator for a community history museum located in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge in the Pacific Northwest of USA. While I have always loved writing and sharing about travel, history and life in general, my family recently encouraged me to take my stories to the next level and start a blog. I want to use my writing to inform, and affect people’s lives in a positive way and encourage each and every person to get out there and experience life at it’s fullest.

You can work pretty much where you want to – on the road, do you find it hard to work or do you just have fun and work when you come back home?

I like to do a little bit of both. I keep a small notebook in my purse at all times, especially when I'm traveling. I jot down little notes and outlines of what I'm experiencing that I can then expand on and write about when I get back home. There are so many wonderful stories out there waiting to be shared, it really doesn't seem like work.

Do you feel many people are envious of your lifestyle?

I don't really think about this at all. Each person on this earth has their own "walk". I have been fortunate to have worked in a lot of different types of venues. I also have been blessed with unique travel opportunities that I love to share about. I sincerely hope my stories inspire and encourage - not promote envy.

Do you feel many people are envious of your lifestyle?

I can only wish that when I travel people would recognize me. But that's in the future or not at all. I'd be happy if people in my own community knew who I was :-)

Which three items would you never travel without?

While it's a given that we all need to travel with our personal documents, etc, the three things that I can't leave home without are: 1) a notebook and pen (is that two things?), 2) some kind of camera device to capture people, places and events, and 3) a toothbrush - you can always free fresh and ready for anything if you have clean, fresh teeth!

Are there any specific souvenirs or other things you collect from the places you go to?

My husband and I always try to buy at least one larger souvenir art piece when we travel outside the country. These grace our home and constantly remind us of our journeys. Other than that, I think the best thing to bring home are great travel photographs. Sometimes, I pick a theme for the trip and look for opportunities to snap a shot of another object to add to the collection. For example the last time I was in Germany, I started taking pictures of door knobs. I came home with some great and interesting close-ups of elaborate and unique knobs which I eventually made into a wall collage. I don't like to buy souvenirs that just end up in a drawer taking up space. A souvenir for me, needs to be unique and personal.

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