Mexico has been a hot topic in the US news for years and for good reason. We share a border, families, cuisines, and depend on each other for more than we often realize. These news stories are focused on crime and corruption, which let’s be honest, is the same news everywhere. What the news doesn’t […]
Travel and Adventure
All of life is a lesson. Here's what we learned on our adventurous journey.
Few things have been more life-changing for my husband and me than travel. Much of who we are and what we value today is because of the experiences we had while traveling. It’s filled our lives with meaning and connection. And at times, it’s even restored our faith in humanity.
Who wouldn’t love to take longer trips? If only you had an unlimited travel fund, am I right? Here are three fun ways to cut expenses so you can start taking longer trips.
Hiking, cycling, painting, and gardening are fun and popular pastimes. But is it possible to try a new hobby while sticking to your budget? This post shares great tips as well as justification to try something new.
When it’s time to plan something, are you the person who takes charge? Or do you step back and let someone else do it? While I’m a huge advocate of playing to your strengths, there are some skills we all need to learn at a basic level. And planning is one of those skills. If […]
Last summer I began a journey to visit every State Park in Minnesota. Most of this journey was done alone while sleeping in a tent. Over the last year, I’ve had many inquiries from other women who are intrigued by camping solo but as a female have obvious safety concerns. So I created a list […]
Take thirty seconds to assess how you feel right now. Are you feeling stressed, tired, frustrated, or run down? Do you feel peaceful, well rested, balanced, or energized? If you happen to be feeling more run down than energized, ask yourself if you’re getting enough rest. Many people in our western culture wear their ability […]
For many people, a dream vacation is just that, a dream. But what if I told you that the amazing place you’ve always dreamed of is attainable? Sure, it takes some planning, budgeting, and discipline. But I assure that you can get there. Probably more quickly and easily than you think. How We Started […]
Yup, you read that right. I spent close to six weeks living in a tent this past summer. To some of you that might sound like heaven. While others probably think I’m completely crazy. But that’s not important. What’s important are the lessons I learned from this incredible experience. Before I jump into the […]
Wanderlust Wednesday Jamaican Me Crazy – A Rant There are only two ways to travel. One way is to stick to your comfort zone and come home with a tan. The other is to break free of everything you know and come home a new person. Today I will fight for the latter.