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And I’m off! Offline that is…

August 4, 2015 3 Comments »


While you read this I’ve loaded up on sea sickness meds, motion wrist bands, and I’m headed out to sea. I’m cruising on a small ice breaker ship, the Spirit of Enderby, to Wrangel Island, a territory of Russia. This will be my first time above the Arctic Circle! Getting to make this trip is […]

Back on the Road

July 13, 2015 6 Comments »

on the road again

After sitting still for the last 3 weeks in Wisconsin working tirelessly on my new website design, doing interviews , delivering my freelance pieces, and kicking ass running up hills – I’m busy packing again. And I’m not packing alone this time – I’m also helping my niece Allie get her packing done. Not only do […]

Can I Help Plan Your Next Vacation?

July 1, 2015 4 Comments »

Clicking through link after link after link searching for that nugget of travel inspiration you need?  Getting lost in the deep, dark hole of Trip Advisor  reviews ping ponging back and forth – book it, don’t book it, book it, ewwww…don’t book it! Going to tons of travel websites and brochures that basically say, “Trust […]

Niece Project 4.0 The Decision

May 28, 2015 16 Comments »

aunt niece relationship

From the beginning of the Niece Project it was Allie who always intimidated me. She is my brother’s middle daughter and is like none of my other nieces. I honestly was never sure if she would even want to go anywhere with me, let alone out of the country. She was the one I always […]

What I NEED for my Birthday Today

February 12, 2014 7 Comments »

birthday donation

I’m turning 44 years old today – something I normally try not to publicize.  In fact there are so many candles to put on my cake, someone better have some water ready to put it out!  But this year is different.  This year I’m throwing my birthday out there for all to see, hear, and […]

Get Ready for the Rickshaw Run

January 6, 2014 14 Comments »

“We do cool shit.” I said to Charlie as a smile formed on my face. She smiled and nodded in agreement. It felt good to be planning an adventure again. That’s right – a real heart stopping, insane, epic, adventure. One which I have no idea if we’ll make it, what will happen, what will […]