❝ There is not a place in this world, that I don’t want to see….
I’m Tomiko Harvey, travel writer, lover of world cultures, languages, food, and especially the ocean; even though I can’t swim!
I’ve waited until my mid-forties to learn how to swim.
My personal mantra,
Don’t let age stop you from getting out of your comfort zone.
I grew up very poor in Memphis, TN. Even though we were challenged financially, I never felt poor growing up. My mom made sure I had everything I needed. My life changed after I received a subscription to the National Geographic Magazine as a Christmas gift when I was 11 years old.
I would sit for hours looking at the pages of that magazine.
That’s when I decided I wanted to see the world. I didn’t know how, but somehow I was going to experience everything I saw in the pages of National Geographic. My love of travel and experiencing different cuisines and cultures was born at that very moment.
I know its cliché, but I’ve learned more through my travels and the people I’ve met all over this awesome world than anything I could have learned in school. Traveling is wonderful in many ways. It enthralls us with a sense of wanderlust and has us longing for more destinations to visit, cultures to experience, food to eat, and people to meet.
As amazing as traveling is, most of us think we need to wait until our later years to really explore the world. I want to inspire you to travel more. No matter your age, budget, or status.
You can travel and live your life on your own terms.
Some places have pulled me in more deeply than others. Costa Rica is that place! My husband and I can explore Costa Rica over and over again!
But I’ve hardly scratched the surface of where I want to go, and what I want to do; and chances are I’m going to be writing about most of it. So stay tuned.
My goal is to convince you that you have the right to live your dreams. I also consider myself winning if I can make you smile and live in the moments over my latest adventures.
And while your are traveling, don’t forget to try that new restaurant you’ve been hearing about!