Why and How I Began Traveling

I traveled abroad for the first time when I was 13, but this wasn’t what set off my travel addiction.  We didn’t take family vacations when I was a kid (when my parents were still married, this was something to be thankful for), but we did host foreign exchange students.  Maybe this contributed to my…

Northeast Road-trip, Part II: Cape Cod to Bar Harbor, Maine & Acadia National Park

Tip #1: Go right before or right after high season Tip #2: Once again, pack layers! Layers are vital! From Hyannis (Cape Cod), Massachusetts we continued north to our final destination, Bar Harbor, Maine. This was about 7 hour trip as we actually stopped for food along the way.  Once again resorting to the handy-dandy…

Northeast Road Trip, Part I: Delaware to Cape Cod & Nantucket, on a Budget

Tip #1: Pack layers! Tip #2: If you can, stay on Nantucket I’m not one who is big on travel within the United States.  If I’m going on vacation, I want to go somewhere different, explore another culture, and really get away from home.  However, for my last trip, that just didn’t work out.  I…

Crossroads

I finally know what I’m going for the next year or so of my life.  I was all set to go to Saudi, even getting excited about.  I was offered a direct hire position with a University in Riyadh with compound housing, good pay, health care, the whole works. Then, a recruiter who found my…

Life Happens

Life happens and things change.  Things often change because of what happens in life. I’ve changed my mind about what to do with mine frequently.  One second, I’m set and ready to leave for Saudi Arabia to teach ESL, and the next second I just want to stay here, safe and content with the familiar.…

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

This winter was brutal, and escaping the trail end of it to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, was seriously wonderful. I’d been there four years ago, as a graduation present from my moms best friend who has a time share there, and loved it. And it didn’t let me down on my trip this year. Puerto Vallarta…

Throwing Myself Into Life

I still haven’t made decided whether I’m going to stay home or take a teaching position in Saudi Arabia, and time is running out.  Tomorrow I’m going to get my finger prints taken for my background check which will take about 2 weeks to process and then that’s it, I have to make a decision…