“Life is either a Daring Adventure or Nothing.” -Helen Keller
We are Jake and Valerie Dailey, of Dailey Adventurers! We are married, part-time travelers from Washington State.
We love to explore the beauty that is the Pacific Northwest, explore other parts of our great country and travel the world. Neither of us traveled much growing up, but we are learning and having adventures (and misadventures!) as we go.
Hi! I am Valerie Dailey. I am the creator, blogger and photographer for Dailey Adventurers. What started as a way to document our travels for friends and family has grown into a passion of mine. I love writing and over the past 3 years have enjoyed learning the art of creating a website. Photography continues to be a growing passion of mine. I shoot with a Canon EOS Rebel T6i Digital SLR and record video with my GoPro HERO4 Silver.
Country Count -> I have been to 9 countries. (USA, Canada, Mexico, Uganda, Hong Kong, Macau, Thailand, Malaysia and Iceland)
Favorite Country -> Thailand and Iceland are tied. I love Iceland for the wild beauty and Thailand for the kind people, amazing food and gorgeous beaches.
Favorite Food -> Thai food! I could eat Pad Thai or cashew chicken any day.
Most Adventurous Thing I’ve Done -> I had never been on a plane, so a couple weeks after my 22nd birthday I jumped in with both feet and decided to take a flying lesson. Taking off for that first time was the most exhilarating moment of my life! I continue to have a love for flying and would love to get my private pilot license some day.
Day Job -> I am an ICU nurse. I love what I do and my schedule is adaptable to allow time off for travel. Nursing is intense, even more so in the Intensive Care Unit. It is intense, challenging and more rewarding than I could say.
Dream Trip -> I literally want to travel everywhere. There’s not a place (aside from war zones) that I would say no to. My dream trip though would be an Overland tour in Africa. I spent 2 weeks in Uganda on a medical mission trip, but it was just a small taste of what Africa offers and I can’t wait to return!
Favorite Quote -> I have many, but this one is particularly inspiring right now.
“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Howard Thurman
Hi, I’m Jake. What Do I Do For the Blog? – Honestly? I don’t do anything blog related.
I didn’t really have the wanderlust that Valerie has always had. However, one day driving in Eastern Iceland seeing the Volcano, the glaciers, and the ocean, I got hit with wanderlust so hard I literally started to tear up. We have an entire world to explore!
Day Job -> I am a Realtor. I work hard in Real Estate to be able to live the life that we want to live!
Country Count -> I have been to 10 countries (USA, Mexico, Canada, Kuwait, Iraq, Hong Kong, Macau, Thailand, Malaysia and Iceland)
Favorite Country -> My favorite country is the U.S.A and always will be, but it’s not the only country in the world, AND I WANT TO SEE THE WORLD!!!!
Favorite Food -> THAI PANCAKES!!!!! They will blow your mind!!!!! EAT THEM!!!
Most Adventurous Thing I’ve Done -> Basic Combat Training for the U.S. Army.
Dream Trip -> Grizzly Bear/Moose Hunting/ Salmon/Halibut fishing Trip to Alaska.
Favorite Quote -> I am inspired by a lot of Vince Lombardi quotes, but this is a favorite.
“I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle, Victorious.” – Vince Lombardi