I’m a big believer in ALWAYS packing in a carryon. Yes, that can be extremely tricky when you’re going somewhere for over a week–but it’s absolutely doable. For my Norwegian adventures, I decided I would bring two pairs of shoes. Both Nikes as you might have guessed–my sweet classic highs and these beauties: The matte grey with a gum bottom held up quite nicely, especially considering that I walked just a little over 180 miles during this trip. The leather […]
A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to visit Happy Acre Farm in Sunol, California. Sunol is a teeny tiny town with a population just under 1,000 people. Back in the early 1980s, Bosco Ramos, a black Labrador and Rottweiler mix, beat out two (human) candidates in the mayoral election. Bosco ended up serving as honorary mayor until his death in 1994. There is still a statue standing in his honor outside the Sunol Post Office. The city itself […]
If there is one thing I know for a fact about Switzerland, it’s that this country is expensive! In hopes of getting around paying bundles of cash on a hotel room for a night, we booked a hotel for 5 nights in Paris on points, took a budget airline early morning from Paris to Geneva, then a train to Lausanne, then the train back to Geneva, then a flight back to Paris ALL IN ONE DAY. Insane, I know–but so fun. […]
It’s that time of year again–when we take stock of big events and personal hurdles. I find it encouraging and exciting to go back through the last 365 days come the first of every January. If you couldn’t already tell, my current pass times of choice are travel, art, music, as well as good food and beer. I’m sure these will change as I mature, but for now, I’ve checked a few more items off the good ole gotta-do-this-before-I-die list. […]
My guy is a Points Wizard. He snagged this unbelievable room in Paris for 5 nights for FREE! Scroll down and you’ll find a video inside our room at The Renaissance Paris Arc de Triomphe. The hotel is only a few blocks from the Arc, which you can spot from the balcony along with The Eiffel Tower and Sacré-Cœur. Don’t these pink velvet beauties match the sunrise that day?
As the seasons change, I get the itch to document it. This year, I did do a bit of exploring to catch the leaves as they turned. (Check out my photos from Colorado and Arkansas if you’re interested.) Next year, I’ve decided to make it a point to do a few more fall themed trips. Until then, here’s what Kansas City, MO had to offer: Below you’ll see KC firefighters squirting a symbolic saber arch over a road a busload […]
I recently visited the beautiful, odd, and eclectic city of Berlin. Everywhere you turn there is something packed with history or something covered in graffiti. It has a very distinct personality–one of resilience and the bizarre. As you wander the streets, you get the feeling that many of the residents want to give the old, strict, insanely symmetrical order of German stereotypes the middle finger. I quite like their spirit. In terms of my originally-from-Texas mind, it feels like Berlin is […]
It’s my birthday, y’all! Here I am being vain with a buncha pictures of myself in a fun (but old) set of sneakers. What a way to celebrate. Don’t you love coincidences? These photos were shot on the 31st floor.
I’ve been back to Chicago a few times since I moved last year, but this was the first time I got to fully enjoy the new River Walk. I have to say, I’m really impressed. If you’re visiting for the first time, don’t miss out on this new aspect of the city. While you’re at it, hop on the Water Taxi for a quick for a cheap boat ride and an expedited view of the layout. In the background of […]