By the time she was a month old, Janet had been through five states and two provinces to meet her grandparents in Nova Scotia. She caught the travel bug early and hasn't recovered. Her working career started in nursing then changed to electronics. She is a licensed pilot and has made a parachute jump. She has an MS degree in agriculture. After being a costumer for the Gilbert and Sullivan Theater in Tucson, she found she prefers stage plays to movies. A humanities tour was the first of several jaunts to Europe. She has also taken a couple of trips to Australia with stops at some South Pacific islands, and excursions to Mexico. Now a widow, Janet continues to travel, exploring Central and South America solo. "Somehow, I always seem to meet the greatest people on my travels," she says. Africa is on her bucket list and she wants to return to Asia. She keeps written and photographic journals of her travels and writes for newspapers, magazines, newsletters, and blogs.