As my nickname implies, I’m a traveler. That is why all the content on this site is travel and adventure related. However, I do more writing than just travel. My real name is Heidi Siefkas. I’m an author and adventurer. In this portfolio page, I wanted to share with you some of my writing, including books, articles, posts, and interviews with links as to where you can learn and read more.


When All Balls Drop: The Upside of Losing Everything


When All Balls Drop is my inspirational memoir about survival and life change. It follows me on a journey of recovering from a broken neck, failed marriage, and career loss all simultaneously. As a result of a freak tree accident in 2009, I lost everything, but I found an upside to losing everything.

Through down-to-earth, short vignettes, When All Balls Drop shows us how it’s possible to look up in spite of pain, deceit, and loss. Heidi’s memoir — rich with hope and humor — inspires anyone who’s had to confront tragedy and reassess their life in the wake of life-altering events.

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With New Eyes: The Power of Perspective is Siefkas’ second book.

WithNewEyesHeidiSiefkasHeidi Siefkas lost her health, her career, and her marriage after she was struck by a one thousand-pound tree branch. While she made great strides in her physical and emotional recovery in the months that followed—an arduous process that she chronicled in When All Balls Drop—Heidi wasn’t content to merely survive her setbacks. The time was right to build a new life. One she could live on her own terms.

But what would a redesigned life look like? In her quest for answers, Heidi returned to her childhood home in Wisconsin, dove into the South Florida dating scene, revisited old flames in New England, sold her first home, jumped out of a plane, and traveled alone to South America. Every leg of her journey provided a healthy dose of perspective.

With New Eyes is full of mishaps and bold decisions, all seasoned with sassy humor. Through her signature down-to-earth vignettes, Heidi inspires you to conquer your fears, head for adventure, and be the captain of your own ship.

Get a 50-page excerpt of With New Eyes, here

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Health & Wellness Articles

When You Fall Down Keep Walking – BootsNAll

True Story: How Losing Everything, Redefined Having It All – Trekity

More health and wellness articles

Travel Articles 

Legal Travel to Cuba – Why NOW is the Time to Go – Everywhere-Everytrip

Life-changing Walkabout to South America – Trekity

More travel articles


How Can There Be an Upside to Losing Everything – Medium

Upright Locked Position – HeidiSiefkas.com

More blog posts


Whether TV, radio, podcast, print, or online Q&A, you will find my interviews here.