I’m Mary Lyons, a 40something, slow-on-the-uptake blogger who created Feet to Flight AFTER traveling for 10 years. Feet to Flight is about how my 2,172-mile hike of the Appalachian Trail in 2003 turned into an unending wanderlust. In 2006 I moved overseas to teach in the Middle East and travel the world. I haven’t stopped yet. I’ve been fortunate enough to live in four countries and travel to over 40 so far.
My travels started on foot (Feet) because that’s all I could afford, but moving overseas gave me the time and money to hit the skies (Flight) and venture far and wide to dream destinations. My dream destinations anyway. I’ve trekked in Bhutan and Nepal, walked across Spain, had altitude sickness on Kilimanjaro with a snoring tentmate, hopped on the wrong train in Israel with no stamp in my passport, and seen more tits and ass at The Blue Lagoon in Iceland than in a Las Vegas showgirl dressing room.
I was a little slow on the uptake to blogging, but I finally got on board and now I love sharing my experiences with others and learning from the travel experiences of other bloggers. I don’t even bother with guidebooks anymore. My perspective on travel isn’t always conventional, but my posts are honest and hopefully helpful. My goal is to inspire solo travelers and any traveler who wants to avoid the big buses and travel their own path, whether on foot or by air. An appreciation for sarcasm is a big benefit.