After graduating from the University of Michigan in 1972 as a licensed Dental Hygienist, I began my own Journey of Discovery. Feeling that life is a palette of possibilities has led to my evolution into becoming a business owner-entreprenuer. An ongoing student of personal and spiritual growth, my love of travel has taken me to powerfully transforming places around the world. Having always had a deep connection with nature and animals, encounters in the natural world with wildlife speaks deeply to my heart and soul. The average "tourist vacation" of earlier years always left me with a deep longing for something more, a need left un-fulfilled. So following my heart I established "Journeys of Discovery" in 1998 while still living in Ohio. Gayle relocated to Florida in 2002 and began working with Carlson Maritime Travel in Tarpon Springs, Florida. A full-service travel agency with 3 branch offices and over 30 years experience in world-wide custom designed travel. My purpose and heart-centered desire is to open doors for other's who are on a path of personal growth and spiritual awareness. Who long to travel and explore the world while discovering deeper aspects of themselves. To satisfy their own inner longing, heal their spirit, live their dreams and in the process create new and lasting friendships with other creative, dynamic like-minded, kindred spirits!