Military wife. Mother of daughters. Coffee lover. Wine enthusiast. Wanderer at heart.
My name is Krystal and I have been a military spouse for over 10 years. Born and raised in Kansas, and a University of Kansas alumni – I was a small town girl from Kansas with big dreams beyond the sunflower state. It was there that I met this guy who was in KU Army ROTC, who incidentally took me on an even bigger adventure. After graduation we spent some time apart while he attended his Officer Basic Course and I took job in California full time. Then in a spur of the moment decision we eloped and a few months later moved to Mannheim, Germany. 3 months later he deployed for a year to Iraq. Stuck in Europe, totally alone, it was the second time I had EVER been on a military base (the first was to get my dependent ID after we got married), what was a girl to do? I traveled. I signed up for every spouse club trip, and USO tour. I bought Rick Steves Guidebooks and just went for it. A new passion was born.
We lived in Germany for 6 years non-consecutively. Through that experience we were able to travel to 14 different countries. After planning countless adventures for ourselves and family and friends, I realized my true calling – travel consultant.
We have two daughters – one is 6 years old, the second just turned one. Our oldest was born premature and with a brain deformity. In her short six years, she has traveled with us to 7 different countries. Experiencing travel through her eyes has been a whole new adventure. Now her little sister is learning the ropes and fitting right in with our adventurous family. Our travels look a little different post-kids: they involve a few more fountain, park, and (my favorite!) gelato pit-stops. Our days end a little sooner, but there is so much more magic to be found.
I believe in the serendipity of travel. I believe there is joy in the unexpected. I believe that travel makes us better people, expands our horizons, brings us together, builds relationships, challenges our thinking, centers our world, makes us brave, and brings to mind what’s important. Mostly, I love to help people discover these things for themselves.
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