Welcome to Life Well Traveled! My name is Rochelle (aka MapQuest) and my fiancé is Don (aka Pickles). I started this blog as a place for me to write and share about our adventures throughout the world, including road trips, travels throughout South America, and most recently, our thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail. Don and I met almost 4 years ago working at an outdoor store in Portland, Oregon and he proposed in Tahoe in September of 2014. Our wedding is planned for October of 2015, right after we complete the PCT.
I am a 30-year-old educator, skier, mountain biker, hiker, and writer. I am originally from North Lake Tahoe and most recently worked as a ski instructor at Northstar Ski Resort. Don is 31 and is originally from Western Michigan. Don’s passion is for skiing, hiking, and biking and while his favorite job is working on bikes, this last winter he worked for Northstar in their rental shop. Both Don and I love to be outdoors and we are both small town, love-the-snow kind of people. When we complete the PCT we plan on moving back to North Lake Tahoe and starting our life as a married couple. We also have a long list of bucket-list adventures that we are looking forward to sharing on this blog in the years to come. Thank you for taking the time to peruse the blog…I sincerely hope it will inspire, motivate, and encourage you to get out of your comfort zone and live a life of adventure. Please feel free to get in touch with any comments or questions!