I've been so busy lately that until this past week, it had been a full month since I'd last blogged. I've also been neglecting lots of other things: my workout routine (though I got sidelined for two weeks with an ankle injury, so I'm blaming that), my reading list (no matter how much I read, … Continue reading When You’re “The Busy Friend”
Hopefully you read my Part One post that kicked off this blog series about spending a week in California, but if you're new here, Part Two is all about my adventures in Yosemite National Park . . .
I'll be the first to admit that I'm an East Coast kinda girl. I cherish all four seasons (sometimes I experience them all in one week, since I'm a Marylander), I love being able to be in NYC in four hours or Charleston in eight, and I roll my eyes at every Californian who tries to convince me that Dungeness crabs can ever compare to blue.
Lately I've gotten to travel a lot, and I'll be the first to admit how fortunate I am to have had these experiences. (I'll also be the first to tell you that traveling can be affordable if you're willing to do some planning). I've spent more weekends out-of-state than I have at home this past … Continue reading 7 Life Lessons I forget until I travel
Lately, I've spent a lot of time unpacking and repacking. Whether it's been personal or professional, I've had several out-of-state adventures, and they don't appear to be slowing down anytime soon. Over the years I've refined the practice of packing, and I've learned that (for the most part) no matter the occasion, destination, or length … Continue reading 10 Things I Never Travel Without
My family's motto is: "Hope for the best, plan for the worst." It's served us well. For the most part, we're pretty blessed: barring the occasional aches and accidents, we're healthy; we have a full refrigerator and a beautiful home; we can choose to snuggle with a fluffy cat, a fat cat, or a permanently grumpy cat; we … Continue reading Please stop saying, “Let Me Know If You Need Anything!”
I have a minor addiction to Spotify and don't think I'd make it through a day without it. Whether I'm in the car, at work, at the gym, at the dance studio, or typing up a blog post, chances are, I'm streaming something. I listen to pretty much all kinds of music, and I mix … Continue reading 8 Albums I Can’t. Stop. Streaming.
I'm a giant nerd, and I'll be first to admit it. I could wax poetic about Harry Potter for hours on end, and my friends often think that I do. But I also have an appreciation for words outside of those from The Greatest Book Series to Ever Grace this Humble Planet, and even go so far … Continue reading 25 of The Most Poignant Sentences Ever Written
I've been getting a lot of emails lately asking for tips on how to travel cheaply, and so I figured that maybe I should do a quick post that just covers the basics! Let me go on record saying that I'm not a travel expert, and that there are lots of really good ones out … Continue reading 6 Simple Tips for Cheaper Travel
It's been just a month since I really started working on this blog, and in even that short time frame, I've already learned a few things. Like most learning curves, I think that this one can be applied to life in general, and so I wanted to share. Nothing Is Innocuous - You might think … Continue reading 5 Life Lessons I’ve Learned Since I Started Blogging