28 days

Central America Adventure – 1 Month to Departure!

In 4 weeks, at exactly the moment I am writing this, I will be hanging out at the Ft. Lauderdale airport waiting for my next flight. The thought is exciting and, as I stare at my to-do list, terrifying and overwhelming at the same time. 28 days. That's it, that's all I have standing between me and the adventure I've been dreaming about for years. That's 28 days to finish buying the things I keep forgetting about, to spend every moment... Read More »
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6 Gift Ideas for Travelers

The holiday season is officially here! It's my absolute favorite time of year - buying gifts for others is one of my favorite things and I tend to go overboard every single year. I am definitely that girl baking cookies for the entire office and delivering gift bags to everyone. I also make an effort to choose personal gifts - one that truly fit the person I'm buying for, not just random things I purchased at Walmart. As a traveler and the... Read More »
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Dream Destination – Tomorrowland 2015

The world is full of so many countries, cities, sites, and events that I can only dream of seeing during my lifetime. My “bucket list” grows daily as I read other blogs and stumble upon books full of potential destinations. I admit that my instant reaction to nearly every place is “Oh! I want to go there” but there are some places that stick out after the initial “cool” factor wears off. Each month I will be sharing one with... Read More »
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Why I’m Choosing to Volunteer

I have always been a volunteer. When I was in elementary school, I would walk to the local library after class and spend hours shelving and organizing books. I hosted bake sales and other fundraisers and all but single-handedly funded their young adult section in my early teen years. I was a member of the local Leo Club and always involved in some community activity, whether it was participating in Christmas for Kids or making blankets for the... Read More »
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Sky vs…Monday Night Football

“Your turn,” my aunt said as she emerged from the bathroom, handing me the black and gold paint she had just used on her face. I hesitated before drawing a few lines under my eyes. Between the jersey, several sizes too big, that I had stolen from my dad, the beanie I had just purchased at Giant Eagle, and the now black and gold “football lines” on my face, I looked like your average Pittsburgh Steelers fan – no one would know I knew... Read More »