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The Casual Traveler has been created, designed, written and edited by: Stephanie Pantaleo. All original photos by: Stephanie Pantaleo

The Road to Health and Wellness, Mind, Body and Soul.


There Are Hidden Gems Everywhere

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Gilchrist Blue State Park High Springs, Gainsville, FL

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Peace, Relaxation, Security Wellness - Physical, Emotional, Mental and Spiritual Healing

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Self Heal - The Ripple Effect - Prunella Vulgaris

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"Did you ever just want to get in the car and drive away? Just away. No plans, no destination. These are my all time favorite kinds of trips."

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Space in the Case

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Follow Your Souls Journey

Dream Big and Watch the Magic Happen.
Find the hidden gems across the world.

I am a Certified Travel Advisor. If you would like help building your itinerary, please visit the contact page and type "ITINERARY" in the subject line. I do not charge for my service.

...SEE  IT!...FEEL  IT!...LIVE  IT!... 
This is a great place for vision board ideas and to plan your next amazing adventure. Let your inner child out to play. Get creative. Plan a food tour. How about a ghost hunting experience? Maybe a road trip through iconic Route 66 or the Pacific Coast Highway. One word, OVERSEAS.

What Time is it? It's Play Time!!! 10 Ideas to stir the IMAGINATION
  1. It's time to sit in the dining car on a cross country train, rich in American History, With a drink in your hand and a friend by your side, headed towards Yosemite
  2. It's time for a romantic couples massage at a luxury, five star hotel with spa amenities. 
  3. It's time to be spontaneous. Surprise someone with a flight to your favorite destination, just to have dinner at a local restaurant. 
  4. How 'bout Vegas, Baby? 
  5. How fun would it be to host a themed group get away? 
  6. Add a little spice to your business travel by adding Theater Tickets for after the meeting. 
  7. Cruise the seven seas. 
  8. Go whale watching in Alaska
  9. Are you a thrill seeker? 
  10. Simply plan a scenic drive through the countryside. It's time to go!
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The Journey of The Casual Traveler 
The photo to the right is me, in 2019, waiting for a bus to Michigan.

Dear Reader,

Thanks for visiting my passion project. I could tell you many stories from my crazy life. Some experiences touched me to my very core while others seemed to take my breath away. Some even left me speechless, without a voice. Every experience has taught me something new. Allowing myself to be present in the mind, body and soul, while immersing myself in every aspect of the experience, captivates me. I've seen some truly breath taking life events that sent shivers down my spine. My photographs are inspired by the picturesque natural wonders of this wild universe.

My journey as The Casual Traveler began back in 2018. That’s when the idea and original version of the website was created. Now, published in 2022, It has changed in so many ways and so have I. My life to this point, has been quite an interesting journey in and of itself. I was pretty busy. I was a teenage parent then a young mother of three, married and divorced a time or two, became a grandmother of five, moved more times then I can count, lived in four states and my resume is six pages long. I've driven cars, trucks, forklifts, recreation vehicles and a motorcycle, I have lived in houses, apartments, condos, hotels, motels and even in a tent.

I have taken over a million photos and had many amazing adventures along the way. I've taken busses, trains and trollys. I've flown, drove and cruised. I walked barefoot through the mountains and across hot sandy beaches. I have waded through knee high swamps and stargazed lying on the roof of my car. I have been to all the great lakes, traveled to 27 states (plus Canada for a beer) and counting, and it all led me here. I suppose I was destined for this next journey, the Journey of The Casual Traveler. I'm interested to see where all this is going. We'll see. Thank you for visiting and I hope to see you again soon.

Best Wishes,

The Purpose for creating this website:
The purpose of this website is to follow my soul journey and share a little along the way.

Mission Statement:
I have analyzed myself enough to know what I desire. I believe in myself and how I relate with the world around me. I create anything I want. I allow myself to feel all emotions. I know I have the ability to understand that everything is a process. I am life. I breathe, I live, I love and I utilize all my gifts and talents as I welcome change.

The 8 Principles I live by:
  1. I have everything I need.
  2. I’m here because I want to be here. 
  3. I Believe in the impossible.
  4. I Know what I’m asking for.
  5. I Do not resist change.
  6. I Just Breathe!!! 
  7. My Journey is the whole point of the story.
  8. I love my independence!

Vision Statement:
My vision is to create a peaceful existence and leave the rest to be sorted out by the universe.
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