Traveling Light and Dressing Well: Packing Tips From a Professional Travel Addict.
After years of traveling, I have learned two very important things when it comes to packing. Fuss-free clothing is a must and overpacking will only slow you down. My travels are so much easier because of these simple changes. Not convinced? Check it out. Traveling light and looking good are about to get easier for you! I…
Travel Bloopers; Episode 1
Finding the humor in travel is absolutely necessary to have a successful trip. Things will go wrong, you can count on that! My intent of writing a travel blooper blog was to have a few stories in one. However, this one from my dear friend Gabrielle deserves its own post. Enjoy! “It was a family…
Reasons Why; Kilimanjaro
Find your reason.
The Value of a Question
[Faraway Places Travel Post] Wanting a fair price on a trip isn’t a bad thing. In fact, that is what you have a travel agent for…researching, comparing and planning your perfect trip at a fair price. Unfortunately, what I hear more than I would like to is, ” what cheap deals do you have right…
Catania. Picture this.
[Faraway Places Travel Post] Catania has endless sites to admire, food to enjoy and moments to be shared, even if with a complete stranger. I am a sucker for a good photo op, and this adorable Sicilian man was so gracious to play along. I can still hear the sound of his organetto… Photography is…
Are You OK Being Alone?
[Personal Post] Doing things alone has never bothered me. In fact, I find that being alone helps me to hit the refresh button in my life – better yet, on my mood and mindset. Reading a good book while picking away at my sushi roll and sipping on a glass of Colby red at PFChangs,…
[Personal Post] My Pages Some people find comfort in surrounding themselves with others…anyone…just for the sake of not being alone. I am not one of those people. I find comfort in the exact opposite. I find comfort in myself and in celebrating who I am becoming; exploring the parts of me that appear when…
[Personal Post] You were always good at, and felt comfort in, being a wife and mother. At least that’s what you told yourself. Divorce told you otherwise. Maybe it was the strength and comfort you found in the routine of being a wife and mother. The routine that placed you acceptingly within a storybook narrative.…
[Personal Post] I can see their faces now, peaking down over the banister, their not so quiet whispers, “did he come?” The anticipated footsteps racing down the stairs. Their eyes race from corner to corner of the piled up presents. Brock comments on which presents are his and which are his sister’s, trying to find…
[Personal Post] I haven’t found sleep in days. Last night won, yet again, as if we were playing a game of hide-n-seek. I climb out of bed with a pit in my stomach and my mind overtaken with thoughts of the day ahead. How will they take it? Will they cry? Will I cry? These…