Rose Palmer is an award winning travel writer and photographer who shares her stories on her website Quiltripping.com -- Life is a Patchwork of Experiences. After a diverse 25 year career as a PhD chemist, Rose took early retirement and now uses her time to explore the world and her creativity. Travel, photography and quilting have been her lasting passions and provide the framework for continuing learning experiences. Rose loves learning about and sharing the unique cultural and scenic aspects of the places she visits. She is always on the lookout for unique experiences and likes to focus her traveling lens on history, art, architecture, nature and soft adventures.