Who I Am – I’m Mary Charlebois, travel writer, photographer and videographer. I live in wild, remote Northern California. My small town, Fort Bragg, on the Mendocino Coast, is one of the most beautiful places on the planet. For me, the climate is perfect. A 62° mean temperature makes life quite comfortable.
I started traveling, photographing and writing before I was 10. Travel was just what we did when I was a child. We moved a lot, we visited a lot, we wandered a lot. A Brownie camera was a birthday gift one faithful year. When I could get and develop film, I used it. Some of those early photos have survived. Writing was an activity suggested to me while I recovered from Rheumatic Fever. Later writing helped me escape into my own world where I could be anywhere, anyone and do anything. The videos came along much later – I was well over 50 when I got that first video camera. I take pleasure in recording, but editing is my real obsession.
I’ve been fortunate to have had a wide variety of jobs and several ‘careers’. The last corporate job in my life was in the commercial publishing world, evangelizing the digital age. That’s when a lifelong dream manifested – a job requiring travel. While business travel often lets you see nothing more than airports, hotels and meeting rooms, I did manage to sneak in some personal time here and there around the world.
Why I’m Here – I created my website to showcase my writing, photography and video skills. I create content for print and screen.
Please enjoy my thoughts and images, but also, be sure to get out there and GO yourself.
Thanks for stopping by, ~ MaryGo