Travel

No More Buying Souvenirs – Here’s What I Do Instead

No More Buying Souvenirs – Here’s What I Do Instead

I’ve never really been a “souvenirs” person. To be honest, I’ve never really been a “buying crap” type of person. I’m just not interested. Please don’t take it personally if I don’t bring you back something from my trip. It’s not you. It’s me. There […]

What a $5 Bill Taught Me About Love

What a $5 Bill Taught Me About Love

We had been on the road in South East Asia for several weeks. Our travels had taken us through Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, and we had just arrived in Thailand. Unemployed and without any desire to return home, we were trying our best to make […]

5 Tips to Eat Cheap While Traveling

5 Tips to Eat Cheap While Traveling

I love to travel and I love to eat good food all over the world. In fact, I really believe that food is one of the best ways to experience the culture in another country. Eating breakfast in Ireland is quite different than eating breakfast […]

Thirsty Thursday: A Lesson in Travel Budgeting

Thirsty Thursday: A Lesson in Travel Budgeting

My husband and I are often asked how we can afford to travel. We’re usually asked if we’re independently wealthy (haha, nope) or if our families help fund our trips (no). The easy answer is that we’ve made traveling a priority, so we don’t stop […]

Portland – A Foodie’s Guide

Portland – A Foodie’s Guide

It’s no surprise to anyone that I’m a huge foodie. Eating good food is my calling. And my purpose in life. Luckily, my husband and I just got back from a glorious 4 days in beautiful (surprisingly sunny!?) Portland. We were there officially for “work” […]

Dear Southwest Airlines: An Open Letter

Dear Southwest Airlines: An Open Letter

*This is NOT a sponsored post. I just really freaking love this quirky, fun and affordable airline.* Dear Southwest Airlines, As you might have heard, these are not great times for air travel. While I’m thrilled that air travel has become more accessible and affordable […]

Childhood – The Universal Language

Childhood – The Universal Language

My husband and I are rebels. Ok, not really, but sometimes it feels like it. I mean, despite everyone’s wisdom about waiting to travel until kids are bit older, we packed our bags and took our 3 year old to Italy. We flew planes, rode […]

The Naked German: Adventures in International Hosteling

The Naked German: Adventures in International Hosteling

“That’s the trouble with you American girls,” said the naked man standing two feet away from me. “You’re all so prude.” I nervously peered toward the door, silently begging my husband to hurry up and come back into the room. “It’s ok, it’s ok.  It’s […]

Everyone Needs a Tribe – This is Mine

Everyone Needs a Tribe – This is Mine

Have you ever found yourself in a group of people, and no matter how hard you try, you just can’t seem to connect? It’s a lonely feeling. For most of my young adult life, I felt like the odd one out. Things that were interesting […]

Taking Tea: What I Learned About Irish Culture and Customs

Taking Tea: What I Learned About Irish Culture and Customs

The Irish take their tea very seriously. They are one of the world’s largest tea consumers, with the average person consuming 5-6 cups a day.  That’s on average.  That is a LOT of tea. Tea is Tea One of the first things you notice upon […]