About Me

I am Virginia, a traveler with a fondness for exploring unusual places and high standards for where I stay and what I eat once I’m there.

Selfportrait

I have been on the move since I was a young child.  By the time I was seven years old, I had lived in Uruguay, New Zealand, Puerto Rico and San Francisco.

As an adult, I have been driven by a restless desire to discover the world, never staying in one place long.  Fresh out of college, I moved to Colombia for two years and have since ventured to countries as varied as Mozambique, the Republic of Georgia and Turkey.  I am zealous in my research of the places I visit and diligently record my favorite travel finds to share with my readers and friends.  I am interested as much in the history, politics and culture of a place, as I am in the practical aspects of tourism: where to stay and eat and what to do.

In my professional life, I have aimed to connect with people with fascinating stories, especially those from foreign countries.  I am a licensed lawyer and have worked in immigration and criminal law in the U.S., as well as international judicial reform in Colombia and the Republic of Georgia.  I am happiest when engaged in research, writing and interviewing.

When I’m not practicing law or writing about travel, I am roaming the streets with my camera, mastering the art of croissant baking or contemplating the softness of the late afternoon light during my favorite ritual of the day, teatime.

9 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Virginia, I love this! Well-written, and a marvelous idea to share your love for travel and many experiences with others. Like so many of us, you are a global citizen. How important it is for us all to learn about other places and peoples with whom we share this planet! We are very proud of what you are doing!
    Carol Young

  2. Thank you for taking me on a journey I will never take myself. Have just discovered you while reading An Innocent Abroad. I plan to discover other places with your photographs.
    Happy adventures to you.

  3. Virginia hi,
    I enjoyed reading your travel blog. We are having a photo exhibition at Purdue University, Indiana, USA, titled #IranBeyondPolitics. I was wondering if I could use some of your photos in our exhibition. More info on #IranBeyondPolitics in twitter and fb.

    • Hi Iman, thanks for reaching out! I looked at the website for your event and it sounds very interesting. If I lived closer, I would love to attend. I am willing to authorize the use of my photos for the exhibition on the condition that you give me full credit for each photo and do not commercialize them in any way. In fact, I have a larger collection of photos from this trip that I could also share with you on these same conditions. Also, I would like to know for what particular purpose my photos will be used within the exhibition. Please email me at virginiadeeperskies@gmail.com if you are still interested in using them and I will share with you the complete album of photos.

  4. Hi Virginia, that is a great blog. We are presently preparing a 6-week-stint into Colombia and I found all your very useful information at the right time!! So, thank you very much for all the wonderful description of the places. Very best regards from Zurich, Urs.

  5. Virginia !

    First I was attracted by the name of deeper skies, it worked as a connecting wire and led me to your weblog, I read and read until i was in tears ! I so much feel every word you write, every detail, every sense ! I am from Iran and of course your posts about Iran made me emotional. I am a female solo traveler, in love with exploring everywhere, however being the citizen of specific countries, make it a bit challenging. I enjoy traveling alone, also in groups, even though i haven’t experienced traveling with groups. Anyway, if you ever come to Iran, it would be great to meet you and I am sure we can spend hours speaking about the treasures of this life.

    Hope your steps be wonderful,
    Elnaz

    • Hi Elnaz, what a wonderful, heartfelt comment. I am so glad you found my blog and that you wrote me. I loved Iran and hope very much to return sometime soon. When I do, I would love to meet you.

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