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Thank You, Mom. Love, Your Traveling Daughter

Thank You, Mom. Love, Your Traveling Daughter

I think it must be a special kind of hell to have a traveling daughter. Thank you, Mom, for letting me do this crazy thing I love.

Unexpected Road Trip: The Drive Back

Unexpected Road Trip: The Drive Back

I’ve been through Georgia before, of course. But this was the first time I’d driven through alone, with no one to distract me from the scenery. The countryside astounded me.

Liebster Award: So, Here’s the Deal

Liebster Award: So, Here’s the Deal

I love the idea of an award given between bloggers as a virtual pat on the back. Validation always feels good and it’s sometimes hard to come by as a blogger. Especially just starting out.

A Day of Flight Delays: How to Keep from Losing Your Mind

A Day of Flight Delays: How to Keep from Losing Your Mind

Flight delays, amirite? They sap the joy out of any travel experience. Find out how to pass the time while everything goes to hell around you!

An Island Day Trip Worth the Boat Ride: Cayo Costa

An Island Day Trip Worth the Boat Ride: Cayo Costa

Perhaps it was the weather that dampened my enthusiasm: a high of 69 F and wind speeds reaching 20 mph doesn’t exactly scream “tropical island.” Or perhaps it was being packed into a ferry with a large crowd of senior citizens that kept saying helpful things like “Oh, this isn’t even winter weather!” Or perhaps it was the nagging voice reminding me that my windbreaker was sitting at home in the closet, useless, while I died of exposure (the voice belonged to my mother-in-law).

Crazy Cat Lady Abroad: Too Many Cats!

Crazy Cat Lady Abroad: Too Many Cats!

Well, as it turns out, two cats is way different than five cats. Especially when they’re someone else’s cats…

Host Family Fail: How the Other Half Lives

Host Family Fail: How the Other Half Lives

That month in Puglia, I lived with a rather wealthy host family. I felt like I’d won the host family lottery!

The Spider Dance

The Spider Dance

I thought this dance would have died off along with the notion that you can exorcise poison from your body by dancing, or at the very least remain popular only among elderly folks in rural areas… but I could not have been more wrong.

Language Barriers

Language Barriers

They didn’t bother to learn any Spanish… And that plan served them pretty well – right up until they went to Madrid.

Under the (Blazing) Tuscan Sun

Under the (Blazing) Tuscan Sun

Eventually, I decided I’d be better off sitting in the shade without sunscreen than traipsing around under the blazing Tuscan sun in search of it.