Annie on New Zealand beach

Rainy day near Punakaiki Beach, South Island of New Zealand

Second Chance Travels

About Second Chance Travels

Second Chance Travels is created for you, a woman on the go. We know that you’ve spent most of your life tending to the needs of others, often putting your own wants and dreams further down the to-do list.

We want this site to be your dream book, AND your reality book. Now that you’ve taken care of business and love for others, we’re going to take care of your dream business and your love of self. Together we are going to transcend the commonplace. We will add adventure, depth, laughter, and meaning into our lives. We will open our worlds.

The time is now, whether you are 25 or 75 years old. We give you permission. Now it’s up to you to give yourself permission as well. Do you know the quote, “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do,” attributed to Mark Twain? Remember that no one ever reached crone years upset that they traveled too much. We promise you’ll appreciate your time on the road. Travel enriches life.

With this website–created by women for women–you have access to moving your dreams to the forefront, turning daydreaming to reality. You’ll find ways to take quick bites of exploration around your region, or jump in for an entire major meal of flavors from a different place. Together, we will wander near and far. “Oh the places you will go!” said Dr. Seuss.

We want this to be a dialog. Share your passions, your desires. Ask your questions. We’ll do our best to feed your need, and find the best ways to do it. And like all women, when we don’t have the answer, we know how to look it up. Together we make a village of traveling women. Together we explore our backyards and the world.


I also want to take a moment and thank two fellows who have been instrumental in creating this site. Artist Christopher Davis created the line art and logo for Second Chance Travels. He’s an amazing talent! Check out his business page on Facebook devoted to pet portraits. Also, this entire website would not be possible without the guidance, patient teaching, and hand-holding of Jason Burnett. This fellow single handedly taught me how to use Word Press (and I’m still learning!). Kudos to both.