My Experience at Auschwitz Concentration Camp: An Evil Like No Other

My Experience at Auschwitz Concentration Camp: An Evil Like No Other

To be honest, I had initial hesitancy about publishing this post. This experience haunted me–so much so– that I was hesitant to even publish an online article about my experience. How could words even begin to express such atrocity, such evil, such hate? How could I ever verbalize my disgust and astonishment about what I […]

At the Top of the World Without A Plan: Hunting the Northern Lights

At the Top of the World Without A Plan: Hunting the Northern Lights

Her tattooed fingers with black nail polish clipped away at the keyboard. The Norsk receptionist looked up and greeted us with a warm smile as we whisked into the hotel lobby out of the frigid arctic blast. I let out a breath of relief; we’d made it– 218 miles north of the Arctic Circle– to […]

Reality Check in Krakow Poland

Reality Check in Krakow Poland

It all began last year when my husband and I became obsessed with trying to figure out a way to get to Prague. All year we’ve watched flight prices rise and fall; we knew that if we could get to the continent of Europe that we could train it to the golden city. Needless to […]

Colors of Colorado—It’s Where you Want to Be.

Colors of Colorado—It’s Where you Want to Be.

Happy. That’s what I remember feeling looking west when leaving the Denver airport. Here lies the first glimpse of the mountain chain that I’ve grown the most  familiar with. Colorado—It’s Where you Want to Be. I’m capitalizing that word, Be, because it’s so much more than simply existing, & it’s much more than only surviving. […]

An Ostrich’s Quest for Culture

An Ostrich’s Quest for Culture

You can come out now. That’s my message to this little ostrich (however not so little she may be!). Why the crazy ostrich? Well, I hate to break it to you but– you see– we/us/you and I . . . I think we have a natural predisposition to be like ostriches. However fierce and and […]

Building the American Dream Part 1: Why I Loved BOSTON

Building the American Dream Part 1: Why I Loved BOSTON

Ah, Boston. The rebel born child of independence. The strong firstborn that once raised it’s fist to it’s hated colonialist parents. It’s the city that wore a scowling “screw you” on it’s face while it turned it’s back on everything safe and familiar that it once knew. It’s a place built on leadership; a place […]

A Local’s Guide to a “Whole Differnent World” in New Orleans

A Local’s Guide to a “Whole Differnent World” in New Orleans

NOLA -What the locals call New Orleans. Short for the abbreviated, New Orleans. –Louisiana. New Orleans- pronounced Or-lenz. There is no lean in Orleans.  Sometimes called Nawlins.  🙂 This has been a blog post several years in the making. Louisiana will always have a special place in my heart. It’s where I started out on my […]

Making Adventure a Priority — The Unconventional “How To”:  Travel on a Tiny Budget

Making Adventure a Priority — The Unconventional “How To”: Travel on a Tiny Budget

Been in a slump? The perfect thing to give you some lustrous perspective—GET OUT of here, mojo—take a trip. Make yourself a priority; make adventure a priority. Go see, do, hear, taste something out of the ordinary. But how? Vacations are pricey. Somewhere along our journeys we’ve conceived this notion that traveling is this luxurious […]

An Escalante Adventure

An Escalante Adventure

Names like The Devil’s Backbone and The Devil’s Garden are not especially welcoming and they are not places that are easy to find on a map; but they are pretty great places for a heart-pounding adventure. I’ll admit it, I wasn’t particularly excited to spend countless hours off-roading in the middle of the hellish Utah desert. After all, […]

Broader Horitzons: Southern Maine, Young Professionalism & The World We Live In

Broader Horitzons: Southern Maine, Young Professionalism & The World We Live In

York Harbor, The Southern Coast of Maine. Beautiful houses and colorful lobster shacks dot the coast of the rock-laden seascape. The spritz of the sea feels frigid even in late spring. I’ve said it before, and I will say it again: I think that—other than your education—that travel is really the only other thing that […]

A Foodie’s Guide to the Northeast

A Foodie’s Guide to the Northeast

A billboard that I saw recently that stuck: “How’s your relationship with food?” Did I say stuck? I meant to say sucked. Yeah, let’s guilt people for being gluttons! I mean, who came up with that? We all have our vices right? That being said, I’ve chosen to share a few delectable finds from being […]

Being a Cheapskate Has Its Downfalls

Being a Cheapskate Has Its Downfalls

The honest truth is: we’re cheapskates. It usually works out well when we’re traveling but every once in a while it catches up with us. On the tail end of a long road trip through the north-east my husband and I decided to stop at Niagara Falls. After  eating a mountain of “mild” (hot) wings […]

Adventure Ideas

Adventure Ideas

Never Stop Wandering. Never stop wondering. An inspirational quote I’ve grown to love. I have been compiling a list of trip ideas for my lifetime, and in an effort to generate feedback , I’m publishing them today. The goal here is to initiate a discussion about places that you WILL go, because they call you, […]

My Photo Essay: Trouncing Through Belgium, Amsterdam, Germany & Luxembourg

My Photo Essay: Trouncing Through Belgium, Amsterdam, Germany & Luxembourg

Views as we saw them throughout our backpacking trip through various European countries, churches, and castles: Winter 2013 (95 images) Click Here for Photos