Trip Introduction: France!!

With the start of 2019, I am going to be traveling more, and a bit differently than in the past. I have rented out my house and am off on some longer journeys than I have undertaken before. My first stop: three months in France! To start, yes, I am skipping Paris. I have already…

Trip Itinerary: Coal Country

I'm not leaving for a week, but timing of other posts mandates that this one go up a tad early. In any event, it is time for my annual driving trip with my father, and I am - as always - excited! This year we are headed to coal country to see the fall colors,…

Trip Itinerary: Arizona and New Mexico

I've said it before and I'll say it again: I love driving trips! I especially love driving trips when they combine seeing close friends, eating amazing food, experiencing exciting culture, and basking in natural beauty. Tomorrow I head east for a week spent driving through Arizona and New Mexico. Here is my itinerary, and of…

Trip Itinerary: Spokane and Montana

At my house I keep two large laminated maps on the wall. One is a world map and the other is a United States map. On each, I put star stickers on places I have been. The stars are all blue, though since the star manufacturer changed, they are in two slightly different shades. Don't…

Trip Itinerary: Madrid

For the first time in a few years, I am headed back to Europe! Thanks to The Flight Deal and an incredible price, I am off to see Madrid for the first time. There is always a mixture of excitement and nervous energy when I am headed to a new destination. Will I like it?…