My anti-bucket list

Everyone makes lists of the places they want to visit, and obviously I have a list, too.  However, because there are so many places I do want to go, it’s helpful to me to be clear on places I really have no interest in visiting.  Some of these places don’t exactly have a geographic location, but…

Take a journey

You don’t have to go to Paris to take a journey.  A journey can be a road trip to another city, a small overnight trip to somewhere not too far from you.  Whether it’s money, time or other commitments, you can’t always shell it out for a big trip, but that doesn’t mean you can’t…

Things I’ve learned about Americans from my travels overseas

Today I was considering some of the things that I learned about myself, and my fellow Americans, while abroad.  It’s fascinating to see the differences in cultures and people, and see how many different ways there are of doing things.   Obviously “the norm” will be different in every country you visit, but here were…

Outfit Combinations

In my experience, there are three kinds of travelers when it comes to fashion: 1. Safari-style clothing wearers.  These are the people who raid REI and only wear hiking style clothing no matter where they go.  Example: these are the people you see inside the British Museum wearing trekking pants and their Keen sandals.  …

Souvenir Ideas

If you’re not a “wish you were here” t-shirt person or if you’re not interested in the tacky souvenirs, consider thinking outside of the box.     I am a subscriber to Birchbox and every month I get a nice cardboard box with samples in it.  I save these boxes because they’re just too nice to throw…

Welcome to my site!

Since my first trip overseas to Italy in 2008, I was hooked on traveling.  I began wandering through the travel book section of my local library weekly, while watching as many Rick Steves’ Europe episodes as I could.  I guess you could say that traveling became one of my most favorite hobbies.  

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