I am Melody Pittman, originally from Charleston, WV, but transplanted to sunny Vero Beach, Florida, where I live with my husband Eddie, dog Priscilla, and cat Harlow. We are the parents of daughters Taylor and Peyton, my best friends and pride and joys. After 20 years with Blue Cross and Blue Shield, 4 years of owning/managing/operating my own cafeterias and catering business, and my husband selling his franchise business, we semi-retired to the South. We are currently building long term rental houses and living as part-time expats in the mountains of Boquete, Panama.
Blogging came at the perfect time in my life. I had just moved across the country, closed my business, was experiencing empty nester syndrome since both girls were away at college, plus my husband was mostly in Panama working. I was at a crossroads in my life and ready for something new. Blogging combined all my the things that I like to do: photography, travel, food, history, and writing. I am so glad to have found something that I am passionate about and feel incredibly lucky to share my experiences with you. I hope that you will enjoy sharing my adventures in this new chapter of my life.
- The best words to describe me are “blessed” and “charmed”.
- I love cooking and how great it feels to share food with neighbors or friends, or to work at the local homeless shelter feeding those less fortunate.
- I am a scrapbooker (though I think its mostly a means to show off my photography) as my favorite albums are the travel ones.
- I love the color pink, Dancing With The Stars, The Bee-Gee’s, and am a total food snob.
- My favorite things to do are cruise and see Broadway shows.
- Sending snail mail and postcards to family and friends makes me happy, as well as visiting sick friends at home or in the hospital.
- I talk a lot and never meet a stranger.
- I absolutely love animals.
I hope you will take a few minutes to check out Wherever I May Roam Blog travels and allow us to your go-to resource for travel, cultures, and eats with a side of luxury and smart spending.
“If you want to be happy, be”- Tolstoy
Taylor Pittman Hardy
My name is Taylor Pittman Hardy and I am Melody’s oldest and favorite daughter (she did not verify this). I am proud to be from Charleston, West Virginia and I will always be a Mountaineer at heart. College took me to Mississippi and I had the very best experience at Ole Miss. It has become my home away from home and I will always cherish my time spent in Oxford. Most recently, my husband, Blake, and I bought a house in Brandon, Mississippi, a small town twenty minutes from Jackson. When we are not on vacation, I like to catch up on all of my shows (TiVo was such a great invention), bake, shop, coupon, craft, and listen to The Highway on Sirius XM.
I spent my childhood traveling across the globe with my family and vividly remember one summer where my suitcase was never unpacked; we were gone that much. When we were at home, my sister, Peyton, and I would help out at our Dad’s vending company warehouse (stickering candy for the machines back in the day) and at Melody’s catering facility (twice she had us serve food in the middle of a mine field).
I am excited to have joined my mom on her blogging journey and I am looking forward to sharing my traveling experiences with you.
Hotty Toddy y’all!
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