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About Me

Hello! Welcome to West by SW Travels.  My name is Shannalyn, and I’m a software and services solutions engineer by trade, living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest region.  I always loved to travel and researching places to explore, but it wasn’t until I turned 30 that I decided to truly explore everything the world had to offer.  I resolved to do things that took me out of my comfort zone and my life was forever changed.

I’ve always been an active person, but it wasn’t until I turned 30 I took up hiking, scuba diving, olympic lifting, and seeking adventures all over the globe.

Luckily, because I work remotely and my work territory is half of the United States, I am able to incorporate a lot of side trips into my work travels from scuba diving to various music festivals and concerts. Since my husband is a commercial fisherman I get to work

Combining my photos, videos and a desire to share my journey with others has led me to create this adventure blog to document the places I’ve been and am going.  I’m so happy you have joined me in this exploration of the best affordable travel, fitness and adventures worldwide.  My hope is that I inspire others to explore all the beauty and adventure the world has to offer.  Please take a look around, check out some of the posts and cheers to many more adventures!


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