Travel: Random Musings

The Tragedy of Life: Thailand Edition

The Tragedy of Life: Thailand Edition

I cautiously peered through the glass window, and shuddered as I saw a pool of blood and dirty bandages littering the ground. As I looked up, I locked eyes with a small child. He was wearing rags, covered in filth, and stood next to a […]

In a New York State Of Mind

In a New York State Of Mind

I’ve been a writer for as long as I can remember. For years, I would write in journals and scrapbooks and keep them hidden. See – my parents were both writers, and who wants to go into the family business? Being a writer means you […]

The Monk in Malaysia – Stories From Our Travels

The Monk in Malaysia – Stories From Our Travels

“Is that man a German?” The old monk asked me, peering at my husband who was wandering outside the monastery. “Um…..” my mind started to do that thing that writers’ minds often do when they are presented with semantics. I guess the logical engineer’s answer […]

Dreaming Big Dreams – A 5 Year Old’s Travel Wish List

Dreaming Big Dreams – A 5 Year Old’s Travel Wish List

In my house, we often talk about “dreaming big dreams.” In fact, it’s one our core family values. We love “big, hairy, audacious goals” because we’ve learned that when you commit to doing something that is challenging, it pushes you out of your comfort zone. […]

Putting On The Ritz in India – An Unexpected Adventure Abroad

Putting On The Ritz in India – An Unexpected Adventure Abroad

When my husband (then boyfriend) came along on a trip to India, he had one request. He wanted to stand before the Taj Mahal. He wasn’t alone in this desire. It’s on the must-see list for virtually every tourist – national and international.┬áThe Taj Mahal […]

Want to Know if He’s the One? Travel Together

Want to Know if He’s the One? Travel Together

I often tell the story of how I fell in love with my husband on a dance floor. It’s a great story about how on our first date, he invited me out to a Spanish club. And then taught me how to Salsa, Merengue, and […]

A Beautiful Surprise!

A Beautiful Surprise!

One of my favorite things about starting this blog has been all the amazing people I’ve met as a result. I’ve met writers and travelers from all around the world! Recently, I met Sabrina. She writes the blog Keya’s World Her beautifully illustrated blog gives […]

You Might Suffer From Wanderlust If….

You Might Suffer From Wanderlust If….

Did you know there’s an official wanderlust gene? Crazy, right? While that’s super cool and all, most of us that suffer from wanderlust already know it and we don’t need to get our genes tested. If you’re thinking you might suffer from wanderlust but don’t […]

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 […]