Travel Amidst a Pandemic

I have been traveling and flying for as long as I can remember.  In all my years of traveling, I have never called my mom crying hours before a flight because my anxiety surrounding the trip was so high.  That changed back in March. Let me provide some background.  My Oma (grandmother) passed away in February and the memorial service was scheduled for March 21.  This gave the county time to release her for cremation.  It also gave family that live outside of California time to find flights and make travel arrangements.  My husband and I were booked to fly Read More

Family Trip Planning

Too many chefs in the kitchen.  Too many hands in the pot.  Too many irons in the fire.  We’ve all heard these sayings before, but maybe not while talking about travel or travel planning though they certainly apply in travel planning situations. I turn 30 in 2020 (that’s just weird to type out) so some friends and I had been tossing around the idea of doing a “Dirty 30” vacation.  Then my parents found a cruise in August of 2020 that would go from New Jersey to Dublin, Ireland, and I decided I was going to do that instead.  It Read More

Resistance is Futile

“It’s essential to keep moving, learning and evolving for as long as you’re here and the world keeps spinning.” – Rasheed Ogunlaru When I was younger, my vacations with my parents and grandparents always resulted in my learning something.  I learned how to do basic math and addition in my head playing Blackjack with my grandpa at the table in my grandparent’s RV one summer.  Another summer I learned something about Custer’s Last Stand, but please don’t ask me to tell you what it was because I frankly don’t remember.  Somewhere during middle school I learned about John Muir, Yosemite, Read More

Rest easy, Anthony Bourdain

It’s taken me longer than I would like to compile this post, but it seems like no amount of words, even the right words, can accurately portray how I’m feeling this weekend.  I almost hate that this is my first post in awhile, but at the same time it almost feels fitting that Anthony Bourdain, my traveling, writing, eating inspiration, would be the one to get me writing again. I woke up Friday morning, June 8, and was doing my usual social media perusal to catch up on overnight happenings before getting up and getting ready for the day.  I Read More