Welcome to my blog!
Just a few of the cities I’ve visited!
I’m Anna, born and raised in Nebraska. Even though I grew up in a small city, traveling was something my parents instilled in me at a very young age; opening my eyes and mind to different cultures, experiences and cuisine.
My dad and me (age 2) in Germany
Something else my parents taught me at an early age was music. My dad was a band teacher for 35 years and my mom is currently in her 36th year of teaching orchestra in Grand Island, NE. Growing up, my parents toted me from symphony concerts to marching band parades, to this orchestra festival and that big band concert. Basically, it was impending that I would play an instrument and when I was 4 years old, I got my first cello.
Me (age 4) and my tiny cello
The years have flown by since that tiny first cello and as I’ve worked towards making my career as a musician, I’ve been blessed to have had the pleasure of playing with some amazing artists and being able to travel the world doing so. But, it wasn’t until a little Broadway show came to town that changed my life forever.
Outside the theater in Tulsa-2013
When I got the call to play with The Lion King in 2006, I had no idea that 7 years later I would still be working for Disney (different job, different tour), traveling across the country with my partner, Mike and enjoying everything that comes along with this crazy life on the road!
Celebrating with Mike at Disney World-2012
After 150 cities, I have figured out which ones are my favorite and which ones I’m okay with not visiting again; but I try to find the best that each city has to offer and some have even surprised me for the better!
My parents and me in one of my favorite cities, San Francisco-2012
I have learned so much being on the road, and I hope to share some of my favorite adventures, tips, finds and restaurants from across America!