Hi, I'm Dacia! The moment that I placed my feet on the ground in Antarctica, the “Continent Countess” was born. Having traveled to all seven continents, I am now sharing my experiences in order to give you some insights into what it is like to jet so far and wide. To date, I have visited 40+ countries and 40+ US states, and I have no plans of slowing down anytime soon.
As the oldest of three daughters born to an IBM father and nurse/model/makeup artist/banker mother, I guess I unwittingly lived that nomad life early on via my father's job in New York (in its glory days, IBM jokingly stood for I've Been Moved). By the time I graduated high school, my family had lived in four states and I carried on that tradition of mobility by moving to Virginia to attend college. A year after returning to New York to start my adult life after graduation, I moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota, with a brief stint in Chicago, Illinois.
As a single, statuesque, African-American woman in the early part of my mature years, I love/live to travel solo opting to spend my money on experiences instead of things. I am a thrill-seeker and try to incorporate some of those adrenaline-inducing activities into all my travels. Photography is another hobby that I enjoy, and anytime I travel, I head out with my camera to see what shots I can get. As a cyclist, I usually make time to bike around the places that I visit. I have volunteered for two humanitarian efforts in the Motherland of Africa and hope to return for more since I believe in giving back.
While my current career is in finance, my ultimate dream is to chuck the corporate life and become a full-time nomad/expat! But since I have a mortgage, I work and with the generous vacation time I've earned I take numerous domestic and international trips each year. Don't believe in leaving any vacation time on the table. TRUST...I am BLESSED with every new place that I get to experience! Through a series of life events, I learned this lesson a very long time ago: life is short, buy the ticket!
I am here for those of you who:
* Are afraid to travel solo
* Think you're too old to start traveling
* Believe that you need a lot of money to travel
Take it from me, it is never too late to GET. YOUR. LIFE.
All photos on this site are mine unless otherwise noted.