Saving and Money · Uncategorized · Washington DC

How to Tour the Treasury Department

It’s Museum Monday! Today I’m letting you in on a well-kept secret. You can visit the Department of the Treasury in Washington, D.C.! Who knew, right? I’ve lived here nearly 10 years, and I never knew until just recently that this was available. It does take a bit of planning and legwork on your part,… Continue reading How to Tour the Treasury Department

Alaska · Uncategorized

10 Reasons to Visit Alaska in Winter

It’s a brisk and breezy Faraway Friday! This week I’ve been whisking you off with me to America’s “Final Frontier” and 49th state: Alaska! I’ve shared my experiences there in 2007 this week, so I thought I’d give you a quick run-down of the amazing reasons why you should consider a visit this winter season!… Continue reading 10 Reasons to Visit Alaska in Winter

Uncategorized · Alaska

Adventures in Anchorage

Originally published on 31 December 2007. I went to Alaska for a week after my college graduation. Alaska in December? You bet! Hello from Tennessee! I’m home now, but I wanted to tell you all about my last day in Alaska. It was just as fun-filled as the rest! It started with homemade mochas, and we headed… Continue reading Adventures in Anchorage

Alaska · Uncategorized

Hiking the Alaskan Wilderness

Originally published on 29 December 2007. I went to Alaska for a week after my college graduation. Alaska in December? You bet! More adventures in Alaska! Today was kind of an easy day. No ice climbs, no flying planes onto glaciers, just hiking the beautiful, gorgeous Alaskan wilderness! We got up whenever–around 9:30 before the sun… Continue reading Hiking the Alaskan Wilderness

Alaska · Uncategorized

Alaska: The Climb

Originally published on 27 December 2007. I went to Alaska for a week after my college graduation. Alaska in December? You bet! This morning we got up and ate a hearty breakfast, packed all our climbing and survival gear (enough for a day or two’s survival, just in case), and left the house about 10:15am… Continue reading Alaska: The Climb

Alaska · Uncategorized

Alaskan Flying Adventure

Originally published on 27 December 2007. I went to Alaska for a week after my college graduation. Alaska in December? You bet! Hey, everyone! I’ve been in Alaska a total of 42 hours, and already I’ve flown a plane, gawked at glaciers and mountains, seen moose from the air, learned to ski in the dark, and camped on… Continue reading Alaskan Flying Adventure

Big Island of Hawaii · Chile · Easter Island · Guam · iceland · italy · Massachusetts · Rhode Island · singapore · Uncategorized

2017: Year of Islands

As 2017 comes to a close, I’m reflecting on our travels and realizing… we visited a lot of islands this year! When I think of islands, I think of tropical weather, beaches, sea turtles and swimming nearby. But when I looked back on our island excursions, it struck me that not all islands are the… Continue reading 2017: Year of Islands

Germany · Uncategorized

10 Reasons to Visit Heidelberg

It’s Faraway Friday! This week it’s all about Heidelberg. Where should you go for fun, history, beauty, adorable scenery, and more? Heidelberg! Here are my top 10 reasons why. 10. To Take Dependable Public Transportation German efficiency is a real thing! I learned early after moving to the D.C.-area that I cannot trust the buses.… Continue reading 10 Reasons to Visit Heidelberg

Travel Tips · Uncategorized

When Travel Plans Change

Well, my readers, I like to talk about the fun parts of travel–seeing new places, having new experiences, eating new foods, flying business class, etc. But I am also committed to telling you all about the things that go wrong, or maybe just don’t pan out the way you think they will. On my recent… Continue reading When Travel Plans Change

Germany · Uncategorized · World Foods

What I Ate in Heidelberg

It’s everyone’s favorite: What I Ate Wednesday! This week we’re specializing in pretzels and bratwurst from Heidelberg, Germany! Get ready to get hungry, my friends. Breakfast European cheeses, jams, and breads are incredible. They really do taste different from the American versions. I think it must be something in the soil that effects the grass… Continue reading What I Ate in Heidelberg