Meeting in the Middle: Pittsburgh

Last October my dear sister Vanessa turned 25 and it was decided that this was worthy of a little celebration, so I drove west and my female family members drove east, with the exception of my sister-in-law, as she was weeks from her due date.  With all this driving, we met up in Pittsburgh.  My…

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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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Switzerland: It’s For Everyone

Last summer my siblings and I went on a 3 week Euro trip, starting in the Czech Republic and eventually ending up in Spain.  Of the 6 countries we sped through, Switzerland was my favorite.  Now favorite is a pretty strong word, I realize.  But Switzerland has earned it. We started our journey through Switzerland…

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Europe: FamBamTravels

{Originally posted August 16, 2017 @thethingaboutchange.wordpress.com} The idea for this summer’s travels began last fall.  I’m not exactly sure what the tipping point was… or why exactly we decided to go.  Except that we couldn’t find a good reason not to.  When I called Troy saying I had the idea to take a sibling trip…

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The Great Winter Escape

{Originally posted March 6, 2016 @thethingaboutchange.wordpress.com} In the fashion of every good single young woman, I travel when I get weeks off from work.  If you don’t, you really aren’t doing it right. My opinion, of course. This year for midwinter break I took a straight up vacation.  None of that typical adventure/culture stuff I…

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