Hi. I’m Debbie, an explorer at heart, mom of two millennials and passionate about living with purpose. I’m originally from New Jersey but the wanderlust in me gave me the joy of living in Boston, California, Florida, Thailand, Australia, Bali and Mexico. I now proudly show my passport with stamps from fifteen countries.
Making a life changing decision at age fifty-two to downsize my belongings to the bare minimum and travel the world by myself for one year straight, was a dream fulfilled, my own version of Eat Pray Love. I transformed from a comfortable American woman to a global citizen. I discovered what is truly important in life by expanding my world views. I get it now, how we are all the same, no matter where we live. We all desire the same things for our lives and it has nothing to do with what we own, matching our nail polish or the having the perfect hairstyle.
Realizing that many lives are spent, in one form or another, in the pursuit of happiness, I started hosting informal guided tours of the places I lived and loved. Working with contacts I established in several countries, I began sharing my insider knowledge, favorite sites, restaurants and shops with anyone who would join me. Word started to spread about my tours which led to the launch of Lotus Trips Tour Company.