Lydia is a military spouse and mother to three little boys. When her husband leaves the country, so do Lydia and the kids. An archaeologist by trade, Lydia home-schools and backpacks for months on end with three kids. After six military moves as a family, she put their belongings in storage and went on an 11-month backpacking trip of Europe with her kids. Lydia hopes her writing and "say yes" mentality will encourage readers to explore their world more deeply.