2015 Travel Recap

Each year I like to take a quick look back at some of my favorite memories--many from our adventures on the road--as a reminder that life is good. I'm so thankful for my amazing husband, family and friends, new and old!, who make life's journey worth every priceless moment. Here's to happy adventures in 2016! …

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Fewer Resolutions, Continued Success in 2014

I completed all of my 2013 New Year's Resolutions. I've never been able to do that, but I think I made them flexible and reasonable, and I definitely held myself accountable by writing about them here. Thanks to the diversity of things I chose--many to improve myself, such as enrolling in a master's degree program, …

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2013 Travel Recap

Each year I try to recap the places I've been. I didn't start my blog until 2009 (years prior to 2009 involved lots of travel so I don't know how I would have recapped all of that!) and the trips have been reasonable--both domestic and international, and some not so far from home. Although I …

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New Year, New Adventures in 2013

Just before New Year's Eve I read a very tough and inspirational post on cracked.com (I know), and it really set the tone for my thoughtful creation of some 2013 New Year's resolutions that will be challenging but achievable. The post, Six Harsh Truths That Will Make You a Better Person by David Wong, has …

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2010 Travel Recap

Growing up, my family would take a vacation each summer. Thanks to all of those trips, I've been to every state east of the Mississippi, including a couple of others just west of there. However, because we usually drove and because my parents only ever had so much time off, we never really made it …

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