My name is Jordi Lippe-McGraw and I believe that life is a journey. While I'm a travel writer and certified holistic health coach now, things didn't exactly start out that way.
For almost 10 years I was an entertainment reporter. Yup, my life revolved around red carpets, fancy parties and Kim Kardashian. I'm not going to lie; it was fun for a while, but I wanted more. I was tired writing about other people's lives rather than living my own.
It took time, but I started making healthier choices (while still bringing in gossip) and became so in love with feeling good that I decided to go to school to learn all that I could. Typical reporter mentality. I've since graduated from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, been certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and coached numerous people on reducing stress and cravings, enjoy eating healthy yummy food and creating a life where there's a natural flow of work and play.
So, that's the health part of the Well Traveler, what about the traveler? One perk of my celebrity hunting gig was that I got to travel all over the world. I tacked on a bunch of personal trips to my busy schedule and voila before I knew it I was writing about my experiences for a number of national and international publications as a full time freelancer.
While many of us stay stuck simply because we feel we should be doing something, I followed that "life is a journey" cliche and decided not worry so much about the destination and that decade of entertainment journalism I logged. Instead, I took a new path that better blended my passions, travel and wellness, and created Well Traveler (Get it? Like well-traveled?)
Here I will share beautiful and practical stories from around the world, inspiring people to embrace their individual journeys and learn simple steps towards creating a happy and healthy life.
I invite you to come with me on my healthy journey!