About Me

Hello Fellow Travelers!

Well, for starters I am deaf, and I absolutely adore Travel. I have encountered many difficulties as a Deaf Traveler, and decided to start a blog in order to enlighten others about the deaf and hard of hearing. I will be posting my experiences, and tips to ensure that you get the best out of your travels.
Let’s break the language barrier shall we?

If you have any comments, tips, or just want to say Hello, please post a comment. I will reply as soon as I can! I will be updating from time to time. Thanks for reading my blog.
Enjoy! icon smile About

-Chérie


  1. Terrill Corletto says:

    Hey Girl, I love you so much and I’m so proud of you. Never forget who you are and don’t ever doubt your abilities. Thank you for making me a part of this and remember: I have before, and I will always go to the end of the world for you.
    Biggest,
    T

  2. Jorge Arturo Gonzalez says:

    Congrats on your project. If you ever want to come to Mexico, please be welcome as a “couchsurfing” gest at our house in Guadalajara.

  3. Sarah :: EAT.PRAY.MOVE Yoga Retreats says:

    I just saw your iPad Air commercial, and that led me here. Can I just say, I almost cried at the happiness I felt from finding this website!!! What a beautiful, well crafted, inspiring blog! I cannot wait to read every entry. I have a full blown case of wanderlust, so you will certainly be another guide for my travels. Thank you for sharing your stunning writing with the world! (And if you are ever in NYC, let me know. I would love to meet you!) Sarah

  4. Dao Van Hai says:

    “or just want to say Hello”
    Xin chao!

  5. Joff says:

    I just watched your apple verse commercial which led me here to know more of you! I think what you’re doing is amazing! Keep on going!

  6. Therese Spencer Cornelius says:

    Just want to say that I saw your ad on the Yahoo homepage, and nearly cried with inspiration. I immediately showed my daughter who is studying American Sign Language. As a traveler to 48 countries myself, I know your passion. How amazing for you to show the world that your life can be limitless. Great Job!!! Love it!!

  7. Dani Love says:

    How blessed you are to see these beautiful sights and put into words the sights the smells and the beauty. I’ve only dreamed about traveling like you are doing as I’m sure so many of us have, hearing or not. I’m not deaf but am a single woman and a little fearful of travel alone but it’s exciting to think of at the same time. I’ve gone to Hawaii and deep into Mexico by myself but my heart yearns for more!! Thank you so much Cherie for sharing your experiences. You have no disabilities from where I am sitting, only sweet inspiration!! Bravo Bella!! Dani Love

  8. TravelEnthusiast says:

    I too am disabled so reading this blog is a big help. I like to travel and sharing this interesting work with the world is something I will be happy to do. Keep up the good writing and from one journalist to another, congratulations on the Apple feature.

  9. Thomas says:

    I have schizophrenia, and am a traveller as well. I have been to 11 countries and have lived in 3.
    Your website helps me continue. Thanks!

  10. Erek says:

    Helllloooooo…… I too saw your Ipad commercial and thought I would say hi. I am just finishing my doctorate in Audiology so if you ever wanna chat about hearing and hearing loss I would love too…… Well or anything else for that matter :0)

  11. Mercy says:

    Just saw your Apple ad (wow!!!) and absolutely loved it. Your writing is stunning and the photos of all the places you’ve been make me want to travel as soon as I have the chance. Keep being an inspiration to all! x

  12. Cindy says:

    The visual picture your writing creates is amazing, such detail!! Very inspiring.

  13. Lisa J says:

    As a hard-of-hearing person who often feels very deaf when traveling, I cried at the iPad video. I have no excuses not to travel!

  14. Nick Arsenault says:

    Hello Chérie!

    I must say, wow, what an incredible individual you are! I know you must hear that a lot, but you truly are so incredible and inspirational. I am just turned 30 and have faced multiple issues medically over the past 10 years. I have been profoundly hard of hearing, almost deaf, with an approximate 85% hearing loss in both ears and have worn hearing aids since the young age of 2 – I have known no other way. My mom struggled for me to take sign language courses when I was little in elementary school and junior high school, but I was a “rebel without a cause”. I dreaded them. I absolutely HATED them since I was “mainstreamed” into all “normal” classes, so I just wanted to be like everyone else, no special treatment. I had a difficult time accepting that my hearing loss was a part of me until I got in late high school and finally decided, “This is me – take me or leave me!”. I wish I had taken those opportunities to learn sign language while I was young and easier to learn, but it is on my list of things to do now that I am older, wiser, and smarter about how helpful this could be for me. I also suffered from kidney failure at the age of 22 and resulted on dialysis for 4 years prior to a kidney transplant 4 years ago now. I was terrified of traveling, but I managed to at least do some state-side traveling while transporting my dialysis equipment and grew to develop confidence from that. Now that I am off dialysis, life is much easier and I have also had 2 hip replacements as side effects to medications.

    Needless to say, I have grown more and more confident in myself and my ability to travel and once I saw your commercial on TV, I looked you up online and on the Apple site and I was just blown away. My hearing has always been a challenge, but I look at it now as a step for me to accomplish everything I can to prove to myself I can do and to those whom said I never would. I have now been a Registered Nurse for 8 years and, with my hearing, blew so many people away that I could do it. It is the greatest profession and career I could’ve asked for!

    Seeing how you have taken the proverbial “bull by the horns” and set to experiencing life has made me want to take advantage of everything I can and see the world myself, especially since my transplant has given me a second lease on life and opened my eyes to all the world has to offer.

    Thank you for your strength and continued passion to experience everything to the fullest – it put a smile on my face and truly inspires me to do the same.

    Thank you and best wishes on all your future travels/endeavors!!

    Nick Arsenault

  15. Edwin says:

    Hi Cherrie. Thank you for sharing your travel experiences. I just want to suggest one more travel destination… Puerto Rico!

  16. Debi Nass says:

    Your apple commercial caught my eye. I noticed the sign language as I am a student of ASL. I had started to go to school to be an interpreter but I had to take a break because I still have 4 out of 5 kids living at home with my youngest being 11. The other part that sparked my interest in the commercial was the travel writer and of course the traveling. You should not be surprised about how many people will be inspired by your commercial. I cannot wait to see what you write about next.

  17. Rey Lopez says:

    Just saw you on an iPad commercial. Being a Mac fan, wannabe writer and modestly traveled, I wanted to drop by and say hello from San Antonio, TX.

    Reading your story, I’m inspired by your pursuit of what you love. You are living the kind of life many dream about. I know I do. Would love to hear how you became a travel writer.

  18. Marta says:

    Come to Poland, Cherie!

  19. Holly says:

    Inspired!! Loved you in the Apple commercial and now enjoying your blog. Makes me happy to read about fellow women travelers!

  20. Dawn says:

    Hi Cherie,
    Saw your Apple ad and was immediately taken with your passion and story. Wish I was as courageous as you are! Continued enjoyment and always safe travels! Will be following you.

  21. Rochelle says:

    Hi Cherie,

    I first saw your the Ipad Air ad on the internet then on tv… and I was amazed! I absolutely love traveling! I don’t travel half as much as I want to but I’m working on it. I love going to countries and immersing myself in the culture. People think it’s dangerous for a woman to travel to countries where she doesn’t speak the language but I think it’s the courageous fire within that cannot be quenched! I applaud you!

    I would love to find a way to meet up with you in some exotic location in a distant land. It would be a remarkable experience!

    I’ll definitely follow the blog.

    Take care,
    Rochelle

    By the way, my middle name is Cherie also!

  22. Melissa says:

    Dear Ms. King,
    Thank you for being such an inspiration! My four year old son is deaf. Would you be able to send me an autographed photo of you, for his collection of deaf role models (e.g., Derrick Coleman, DJ Robbie Wilde)?

  23. Mohammad Hamza says:

    You are amazing. God bless you.

  24. Anthony says:

    Thanx for keeping my dreams alive. Hope we’ll meet on the road.
    Cheers,

    Anthony
    Backpacker at heart

  25. Jordan says:

    Hi Cherie,
    I have been a Travel Agent for 17 years and have recently lost half my hearing. I was happy to see your apple ad. I don’t plan to let this stop me at all. My next stop is Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia. Keep posting those travel photos and stories Cherie.

  26. pravin dhapodkar says:

    u r apple ad is really touching……..

    started visiting ur blog on regular basis …..

    will start saving so that i can soon start exploring my own destinations………

  27. Amiy says:

    Thanks to the ad on apple site which landed me here, or else I might would have been unknown of one of the most awesome things on internet. Your pictures, the way you write and the way you think about things is just amazing! You must be one of the most beautiful human god has ever made. You are living my dream life and fighting my dream battle. God Bless You!

    Love!
    Amiy
    -India

  28. Angela says:

    Hi! I absolutely love your blog and I think it is amazing how you may not have the ability to hear, yet you can still see the world around you! I first saw you on the Apple commercial and I was very curious to find out more about you (and I barely watch television so I was lucky enough to watch the commercial).
    Anyway, I hope you are doing well and please continue this blog and travelling the world! You are awesome!
    Angela :)

  29. Michael says:

    Love the blog! I’m a fellow travel enthusiast, starting with a year as an exchange student in high school and another half year in college. I’ve wandered through 50 or 60 countries and have loved seeing how technology has opened up the experience. When I started exploring the globe we used pay phones, heavy guide books, looked at the sky to come up with our own forecast, had to wait to develop film and so on! Now I use my iPad much like you and enjoyed finding a few more useful apps via your Apple “your-verse” profile. Looking forward to reading about more of your journeys and seeing your great pics of the same :-)

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