From Atlanta, GA, I also lived in New York City for 4 years. I am currently a writer after 5 years as a teacher. I travel with my partner, Tom, who is a graphic designer. Besides our freelance jobs, we are also backpacking guides for REI Adventures. In the spring and fall, we guide backpacking trips in the Grand Canyon. That leaves the rest of the year for visiting friends and family and traveling. Our freelance jobs as a writer and graphic designer, allow us to live/work wherever we go.