Day Tours: Yes, No, or Maybe

Day Tours: Yes, No, or Maybe

Travelers have differing view on day tours. Some people love them while other people loath them. I'm indifferent. If there is a day tour that's worth the money and will show me aspects of a place that I otherwise wouldn't be able to get to, why not? With that in mind, I have been on [...]

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5 Places I Long to Visit Again

5 Places I Long to Visit Again

People are always asking me, “Which place has been your favorite?” But I have no way to answer that!! Every place is my favorite for different reasons. Of course, I do have places that I want to go to again (and again and again)! That’s usually the list I try to give people. Mrs Ayla's [...]

The Travel Item I Haven’t Talked About Yet

The Travel Item I Haven’t Talked About Yet

My LL Bean book bag was one of the greatest investments ever. I remember when Mama bought me that book bag the summer before my senior year of high school presently six years ago. I didn't even want the thing! At the time, I had used the same pink backpack for about five years. The [...]

Top 10 Best Views

Top 10 Best Views

1. Jerusalem, Israel from the Mt. of Olives I have never been so moved by a view as I was from this one. Looking out over the rolling hills and square buildings of this ancient city took my heart. To think of all of the amazing things that have happened here.  As a Christian woman, [...]

Colors of Europe

Colors of Europe

Earlier today, I saw a post on the BuzzFeed where they showed pictures of some of the most colorful places around the world. It got me to thinking about some of the most colorful places I have seen in my travels around Europe. I thought I'd share my images with y'all and see what colorful [...]

Fast Food vs Local Food

Fast Food vs Local Food

We were wandering through Oslo without a map, lost as could be toting twenty pound packs on our backs. After the events of the night before, Jacquie and I were officially homeless in Norway with low funds and and no working phone. She and I bunked at her friends house instead of staying with our couch [...]

Things I’ve Learned While Traveling Europe

Things I’ve Learned While Traveling Europe

1.    Always have a backup plan. Things will go wrong. That's just bound to happen and there isn't much you can do to prepare for that.  Just try to go with the flow and mend your plans.  When you know a possibility exists where something could go wrong, have a backup plan in case of emergency. [...]

Top Five Most Memorable Travel Moments

Top Five Most Memorable Travel Moments

1. Canyoning in Switzerland. Summer 2012. Strapped down in wet suits, boots, a life jacket, and a helmet, we set off on a two-hour trek through the Swiss Alps.  Jumping off cliffs, repelling down water falls, and riding the river were just a few of the things we did.  Y'all, I am terrified of heights. [...]

The Golden Rule of Travel: Be Flexible.

The Golden Rule of Travel: Be Flexible.

I am a let’s-find-a-place-to-stay-and-wing-it kind of traveler. For instance, when my friends and I hopped a plane to Switzerland in Summer 2012, all we knew was that we had a hostel reservation in some town that was a three-hour train ride from Geneva. Our trip to Interlaken ended up being one of the best trips [...]