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Me, mugging it up for the camera

About Kaleidoscopic Wandering

The world is a rainbow of colors and I want to paint with them all.

My name is JoAnna, and I am a full-time freelance writer currently living in Las Vegas. I’m a returned Peace Corps volunteer with a love for the great outdoors, snail mail, passport stamps, creating collages, listening to dub step, hiking and camping, reading too many books at a time, meditating, venturing in to most things adventure-related and getting the most out of every day. I’m an avid traveler who has snorkeled the Great Barrier Reef, white water rafted the Nile River, watched the sunset from Jeju Island and hiked the Inca Trail.

I am also a proud host mom to high school foreign exchange students. Together, my husband and I have created an awesome, eclectic, unconventional and growing global family that includes girls from Slovakia, Finland, Germany and Norway, a boy from Denmark, and two honorary students from Denmark and Germany. We also have a small zoo of rescue pets.

I originally created this blog simply to share my travel stories and tips, but times have changed. My life if now a crazy mix of travel and adventures, writing and work, family and fun in our home, city and state. I’ve tired of trying to create a travel blog like I’m ‘supposed’ to, and now I’m simply using this space to share stories and updates from me and my family, regardless of where in the world we might be. It’s a whole lot of personal and relatively insignificant stuff (for most people) and very minimal SEO, cookie-cutter, travel blog blah.

Cory and Ane

Cory and A2

Cast of Characters

My favorite travel companion is my husband, Cory, and you’ll meet him throughout this blog. He’s a history, English and theatre teacher, and is mighty talented, if I do say so myself. He loves all things geek, and he’s one hell of a cook. Whenever I have to cover something food or wine-related, he’s always by my side. We love spending time together, creating crazy memories I can’t imagine sharing with anyone else.

During the 2014-2015 school year, you’ll see a lot of A2, our girl from Norway. She’s 17, a runner and a lot of fun. Her year with us is the first time she’s ever been in Las Vegas, so I’m sure we’ll have lots of fun moments to share with you.

My Virtual Life

In case you’re curious, you can find me wandering in cyberspace at:

Copyright Protection

All materials on Kaleidoscopic Wandering are copyrighted and may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.

Get in Touch

This website is strictly for fun, an online collection of things my family and I experience and love. Feel free to get in touch with us about anything.

If you’re looking for more information on my work and whether I’m available to take on new projects, you’re also welcome to drop me a line below and I’d be happy to send you clips, references and the like.

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