Travel: Random Musings

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 […]

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 […]

Itineraries are Overrated

Itineraries are Overrated

There are many things I admire about my husband. Most of them I knew before we were married. His brilliance. Kindness. Integrity. His sense of humor. His dance moves and bartending skills. There were some traits that surprised me after we were married, like his innate […]