Valerie has traveled extensively, mostly in North America and Europe. She's had a number of offbeat travel experiences. Sued for having a cat in a German apartment building? She's been there. Charged by an angry bison while driving back from seeing 4th of July fireworks in South Dakota? You bet. She's eaten snapper caught by fishermen with spears on a three acre caye off the coast of Belize, and she's touched gray whales in Mexico. She's attended a christening in the Portuguese countryside. She's bargained in the jade markets of Guangzhou and gone Wadlopen in the Netherlands and seen clog dancing in the Dordogne. She writes vividly about different cultures and from a perspective that is a bit out of the ordinary.