the inspiration for writing

  • Vermont Vacay/Workday
    March 5, 2020
    Dog-friendly, Travel, travel writing, writing
    The Plan: head to Vermont for the week with friends to ski/snowboard/relax/play games/NOT think...
  • Finding Inspiration in England
    May 31, 2019
    When you spot a bench under a tree in the middle of a wide-open...
  • Adventures in Africa - Part 3: Safari
    January 11, 2019
    The main purpose for coming to Africa was to go on safari. It was...
  • Adventures in Africa - Part 2: Victoria Falls
    January 9, 2019
    One of the only times I enjoy getting up incredibly early is when I'm...
  • Adventures in Africa - Part 1: South Africa
    January 7, 2019
    Just as the journey to South Africa was long, tiring, but so very worth it,...
  • Hit Me With Your Best Travel Shots
    July 19, 2018
    Travel, travel medicine
    With the trip to Africa about four months away, it was time to get...
  • Adventures in First Class
    October 9, 2017
    A ticket for a first class airplane seat is not something I usually spring...
  • The Resilient Virgin Islands
    October 5, 2017
    Flying over Tortola, the brown, barren landscape shimmers with pieces of galvanized roof and...
  • How to Overnight at the Airport
    October 3, 2017
    Airports are fun, aren't they? They cater to millions of people about to embark...
  • The Art of the Bucket Bath
    April 4, 2017
    When you haven't showered for roughly 48 hours—because you've been busy traveling and bargaining...
  • Philadelphia Staycation: Mixing History & Fun
    July 18, 2016
    Day trips, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Travel, weekend trips
    When you live so close to a major city, such as Philadelphia, it's not...
  • See the Light: Local Lantern Festivals
    June 27, 2016
    Day trips, Pennsylvania, Travel
    Ever since I watched this video I've been a bit obsessed with lantern festivals....
  • The Pros and Cons of Companion Travel
    June 14, 2016
    Travel, travel planning
    Growing up, I was always told to travel with a buddy. We needed a...
  • Coping with Weather Woes While Away
    May 30, 2016
    Travel, travel planning, weekend trips
    With all the factors to consider when traveling, weather should be somewhere on your...
  • The Sound of Salzburg
    April 27, 2016
    Day trips, Travel
    Driving down the autobahn on the way to Salzburg, we fly by the valley...
  • How to See Three Countries in One Day
    April 27, 2016
    Day trips, Travel
    Talk about whirlwind! In one day we visited three countries by traveling from Austria...
  • Journey to Austria
    April 25, 2016
    Travel, Wine
    Who knew that flying into Venice was an easy way to get to Austria?...
  • How to do Venice in a Day
    April 24, 2016
    Whirlwind travel is sort of my thing. When asked how long this trip to...
  • You're Free to Move About the World
    March 25, 2016
    Travel, travel planning, wonders of the world
    Hiking up the Great Wall Travel has been a pretty important part of my life...
  • Let the Planning Begin!
    March 20, 2016
    Travel, travel planning, travel writing
    After a year-long hiatus—except one close call at the Canadian border—the passport is making...