The first exploring I did was discovering new worlds through books and movies. As an adult, much of my travel is inspired by places I first knew about in stories. Before I travel to a place, I search out books or stories about the place, often historical fiction or stories about people. These books have […]
It is fun to have a quest.. something you can work towards. I first heard about the concept of 50 before 50 from Melody of Wherever I May Roam when I was 43. The idea is that you complete 50 goals for yourself before you turn 50. Since there are 50 states and I had […]
An ideal way to get yourself into a spring mood, especially when the weather isn’t cooperating, is to use the first sunny day you get to visit Boston, Massachusetts while it is dressed up for spring. Boston is always a perfect city for history and walking, but when the tulips, hydrangea and cherry blooms add […]
While headed to Scandinavia this spring I had the chance to stop in Paris for one week! I can’t believe I hadn’t yet visited this iconic city. And spring in Paris is as romantic and beautiful as they say. We did most of our exploring of Paris in three days and spent the rest of […]
What Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult is about: Small, Great Things is the story of a court case that happens between a white supremacist family and Ruth Jefferson, a African-American labor and delivery nurse. As is her style, the story is told from the viewpoint of most of the main characters. It explores US […]
Books Set in Sweden that I Loved A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman This book is the story of Ove and his relationships. His history is told through flashbacks and the story moves deftly through the present and the past. Why I loved it: This book is a perfect lesson on the adage that […]
This quote is part of a poem by Mary Ellen Hussey on Instagram. Her photos are stunning and often accompanied by her inspiring poems, so be sure to check out her account. So much of my life and blog is devoted to this concept. Be present in the moment, remembering to take in all the […]
If you are planning some fun in Orange County, be sure to check out A Local’s Guide to Orange County, California.
In honor of the US Open starting on Monday, although not necessarily a travel quote, I love these words by Serena Williams. No trip or accomplishment can occur without our belief in its possibility! Read Everything you Need to Know to Plan Your Trip to This Year’s US Open!
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