New Year, New Me

Three months ago I said I was taking a break for the holidays.  I promised to be back.  Well, here I am!  My Christmas break included time spent in the places I call home- Indiana, New York, and Pennsylvania.  It was marvelous and chilly and I considered, for a time, not returning to the bloggisphere. …

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Life Lessons Learned the Hard Way

11 years ago this week I boarded a plane to Honduras.  I was 18 years old, 2 months from my high school graduation, and a little smarty pants.  I had been to Honduras once before for a 10 day mission trip and had “fallen in love” with the country.  Well, that’s what I thought anyways. …

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Germany and Untold Tales

Over the past few months I have written a total of 13 posts about our trip last summer to Europe.  Wow!  And yet, there are still stories to be told, pictures to be shared, and a country to cover.  Today I am endeavoring to say it all and wrap it up with a bow.  We…

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Managing FOMO

This past week I had two separate conversations about life, contentment, and travel.  And I was reminded of the internal struggle of enjoying where we are. So much of travel is about newness: about having new experiences, meeting new people, eating new foods.  And our lives need this.  Escaping our routines help us rest from…

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