6 Amazing Reasons Why Eloping is Awesome

Thanksgiving and Christmas have always been my favorite holidays. Now we have one more reason to celebrate. While everyone else is out Black Friday shopping, we're celebrating a quiet first anniversary at home. One year ago today I married the love of my life at Holladay House bed and breakfast in Orange, Virginia. We knew from … Continue reading 6 Amazing Reasons Why Eloping is Awesome

How to Stay Positive at the End of a Trip

This trip to Mexico has changed our lives. We've discovered a few important facts during our month in paradise: We don't need much to be happy. Anyone can travel. There's more to life than accumulating "things." Every day isn't going to be perfect. The only constant is change. Something strange happens at the half-way point of … Continue reading How to Stay Positive at the End of a Trip

How To Travel Well on a Budget

Let's be honest here, who doesn't want to travel more? I know I do. Always have, always will. Ever since my first trip to Jordan 16 years ago, I've known that I want travel to be a constant part of my life. There's just one problem, I'm not rich. How can we afford to travel … Continue reading How To Travel Well on a Budget

How to Pack Like an Expert for Long-Term Travel

We're off! Six weeks in Mexico, maybe more. It's agonizing trying to decide what to take, but I finally packed everything in my Osprey Porter 46 and a small tote bag. Joe managed to get six weeks of gear into a Jansport school backpack (I'm jealous!) He's never been on a long-term trip, but somehow … Continue reading How to Pack Like an Expert for Long-Term Travel

8 Ways Military Service Made Me a Better World Traveler

In less than a month my whole world is changing. I'll be leaving the teaching job that I love so much because the world is calling me, to travel. I've been focused on future travel plans, but my thoughts often return to the past, especially my service in the Army. As I prepare to begin … Continue reading 8 Ways Military Service Made Me a Better World Traveler