“The trail is the thing, not the end of the trail. Travel too fast and you miss all you are traveling for.” -Louis L’Amour

Susan Taylor is a traveler and a writer.  For writing samples, queries, or more information about any topics in this blog, please email: susantaylor77@gmail.com.


Arlo Jamison Darby born 3/9/2016


Building a 2005 Dodge Sprinter into a camper van and ravelling thousands of miles across the U.S.and Canada with a toddler and a dog.

sv Laurel

Travelling down the ICW on s/v Laurel


Summer Jeanne Darby born 10/8/2013

wedding 152

Building Shantiway, a 52-foot catamaran, from scratch


Learning to ski and snowboard as a liftie in Winter Park, Colorado

Hitchhiking across New Zealand while I studied abroad

Swimming with Dolphins, Kayaking in Abel Tasman, climbing a glacier, and touring the South Island of New Zealand

Climbing in Estes Park, Colorado.

Living and working as an Au Pair for an Italian family in the French side of Geneva.

Backpacking through Europe—Paris, Amsterdam, Germany, Prague, Vienna, Switzerland, Spain and Italy

Testing my rope skills with a rappel down El Cap, Yosemite— 3,000 feet above the ground.

Learning to surf in Costa Rica

Teaching English to University students in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Exploring Thailand, Vietnam, India, and the Himalayas

Hiking through Patagonia







Mating aboard a 60-foot schooner












2 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Susan!
    I just read all of your blog posts! I’m thinking that you should be an adventure writer! You have had so many varied and wonderful experiences! I look forward to reading more of them! By the way, I’m sure your mom had you read The Help, but if not it’s the best! Also, I loved The Book Thief. I’ll look forward to more of your rich experiences and adventures. Miss you. Love, Jane xoxo

  2. Susan,

    I love your adventurousness! Would you be a guest blogger for me?! I just can’t get over where you were when I knew you and where you’ve gone! You’re the best and such an inspiration for those who want to embrace the world.

    Talk soon,


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