Who am I?
My name is Aukai Dunn (Kai), aka Travel Love Kai. I am almost 50 years old I struggle with several medical conditions, but the most difficult ones are Fibromyalgia and Hypothyroidism. I lived in many places but I was born in Hawaii and spent 20 years 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. The idea of travel was far-fetched at this time. 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 those 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 quite 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.
Today and Travel
That brings us to here and now. Jeff and I travel around Mexico and are currently working on some upcoming 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, vlogs and an upcoming novel.
The goal for Travel Love Kai
The goal of this blog is to share with you adventures in amazing places, life, and love. All while hopefully inspiring you to find your dreams and live them also. Be sure to follow us on your favorite social media sights and sign up for our email list so you’ll never miss any of our newest blogs. Plus just for signing up you’ll receive a free photo ebook! So please come join us in the adventure.