Life and traveling can be wonderful, challenging, and impactful.  Like many, I cannot do one without the other.

I am Vikki Moran, the former Publisher/Owner of the Capital Region Living Magazine, and a nationally known travel writer and founder of the Grateful Traveler. I have been writing about food and travel for many years, bringing to light the best of the Capital Region/Adirondacks, the Hudson Valley Region and now the world.

While living in the Forever Wild preserved woods of the Adirondacks for seasonal fun, as well a gentleman’s farm in Upstate New York, I have always traveled and relished doing so.  A true road warrior and air jockey but with a firm grip on luxury travel.

After life presented me with my biggest challenge —being diagnosed with a rare form of melanoma and then a reoccurrence five years later—I became more determined than ever to enjoy traveling the world and bringing it to everyone. I now cancer-free, eternally blessed and always grateful. And that is how The Grateful Traveler was born and lives!

Please travel along with me. It will certainly help you to learn about great destinations, properties, and experiences.