Real Stories

Highway to Hope

A great experience was our family trip across the USA. I was in third grade. That was when my love for travel was born.

Many memories were created in that 1969 blue Pontiac. Dad drove us to destinations including Yellowstone Park in Wyoming, Mt. Rushmore in South Dakota, and Reno in Nevada.

It expanded my horizon of all there is to see and do. Geysers, twinkling lights, music, swimming, dining, and exploring ignited excitement in me.

Dad said I could do anything I put my mind to. There were many highways and detours in my life since that trip out West.

Despite the highways that ended in divorce for my parents and eventually for me, I discovered newfound hope and destinations.

The greatest discovery was who I am. I wrote a book about it called The LORI Factor. I inspire and encourage others to live the life they were born to live. Some people call me the Queen of Hope.

Harness hope. Without hope, we perish. Where have you been or where do you want to go? What is your dream vacation? Now that the world is opening up again, the possibilities are endless.

Riviera Maya in Mexico was fun. I slipped onto the pool deck and called that moment, Slip, Slide, and Olé.

Whether it’s in my own backyard, on a road trip, or flying on a plane, I share my stories and travels. That’s when the creation of Lori’s Stories By the Water was born.

Water, boats, and beaches are my favorites.

What makes travel even better is traveling with those you love. Start with loving yourself. Travel solo or with family and friends. Create memories that will last a lifetime.

Tell me about your hopes and dreams.

by LoriB

Lori Bruton (pronounced Brew-ton; like brewing a ton of coffee) is an author, speaker, travel writer, and mother of two wonderful sons. She enjoys coffee, dark chocolate, writing, music, movies, travel, and more. She speaks life, love, and hope into others with inspiration and encouragement. She is the author of the books Hole To Whole: Journey To Hope And Transformation and The LORI Factor: Living the Life You Were Born to Live. She also writes children’s books. One of her poem’s is in On the Wings of Poetry.

Lori has been featured in articles and is a published freelance writer. Lori has been interviewed on podcasts. Her story is compelling, especially her experience with Bell’s Palsy published by GV Health News.


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