Cynthia Hoffman is a travel writer who can be found in Anchorage, Alaska when she is not riding a donkey through the mountains above Petra or exploring some similar locale. Her love of exotic places and cultures springs in part from the multiple threads of her personal ancestry which include Athabaskan Indian, Yupik (Eskimo), Italian, Scandinavian and Russian. She has a degree in Business Administration and has worked for many years in the business world before focusing her attention more sharply on travel. Her strong personal passion is to help women who are going through major life transitions learn to use travel as a tool for positive transformation. She is currently working on a web site and social media presence.