About the author

I’ve been waiting for a while to do this whole about the author page because it seems a difficult task to me. I want to share with you who I am and why I do what I do but at the same time I didn’t want to weigh you down with a lengthy version of my entire life story. I mean, after all, how does one really explain about themselves in just a few paragraphs? So after much back in forth in my brain I’ve decided to just go for it.

My name is Aukai Dunn I am almost 50 years old I struggle with several medical conditions but one of the most difficult is Fibromyalgia and Hypothyroidism. I lived in Reno, NV, most of my life and did what many of us do work and raise my children the best I could as a single parent. I had a beautiful daughter who sadly had Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, Autism and Retardation to name just a few of her disorders forever living a life as basically a 2 year old. She had an unbelievable way of loving unconditionally, which I proudly can say she taught me. At just 23 years old, she passed away it was devastating not only for me but also for all that knew her. Her caretakers and other family members. I also have an amazing son who is at this time 20 years old and learning that life is at it’s best a challenge and can be whatever you make of it. He is an intelligent, strong and very handsome young man who I know will succeed in life. We are extremely close especially since the passing of his sister. 

After working at the same company for quiet some time, struggling with medical issues and doing nothing but raising the kids my life went into a sort of spiral crashing down. I lost my job; I had lost my daughter and my son moved out of the house all at once I was alone. Why have I shared all this with you? Because that is, what lead me to travel. It occurred to me that life was very short and sitting around feeling sorry for myself wasn’t the answer. After all life is “10% what happened to you and 90% how you react to it” All of this taught me that I needed to live to the fullest. I sold everything and moved in with some friends eventually took a job in Alaska where I met the love of my life Jeff. I took the job with one goal to make enough money to travel. No more telling myself I’ll do all the things I dreamed of when I retire. I mean some people never make it to retirement so stop putting life off and live life now. 

That brings us to here and now. Jeff and I travel around Mexico and are currently working on some up coming trips to Central America along with some other exciting destinations. Jeff still works in Alaska for a little over half the year and I focus on writing our blog. I am also working on a couple of books. 

The goal for this blog is to share with you adventures and daily life in amazing places. All while hopefully inspiring you to find your dreams and live them also. 

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