Packing for this trip was no walk in the park. How do you fit two months of clothes into one backpack?? And with temperatures ranging from 50-80 degrees in the countries we’re going to, it was like trying to figure out some strange packing brain teaser. Here’s a few pictures of what I fit into the … More 2 Months Of Clothes: 1 Backpack
It’s been a FAST few days of packing, unpacking and saying a few “until next time”s. I’m officially out of my apartment and nearly have everything together to leave tomorrow. Waiting for it to sink in that this is actually happening. It still doesn’t feel real! I’m guessing it’ll hit sometime on the flight or shortly after we land. … More Tomorrow? Tomorrow. WE LEAVE TOMORROW!
With so many destinations we want to hit over the course of our trip, it’s hard to look ahead at each place individually to see what we want to do when we get there. A lot of days will just be winging it and asking around to see what’s out there, but it’s nice to have a … More Our Itinerary [Any Recommendations?]
It’s all the justification I need! (I say as I weep into my bank account.) This quote is also relevant as I move out of my apartment this week. I’m getting rid of so much crap I’ve never used, never needed, never worn, never looked at, have no use for, have three of, etc. Its making me … More Quote of the Day & Throwing Things Away
Today is brought to you by coffee, kittens, henna tattoos & Netflix. Aaaand doctor’s appointments, packing and unemployment… It’s all about checks & balances, right? If you need me, I’ll be packing!
Does anything say “Minnesota” more than a beautiful lake, Caribou Coffee & a Nisswa coaster & brewery? I think not! It’s been a good week. Happy Friday, folks! And also Happy Last Day of Work for me! (Everything is starting to feel real now, holy moly.)
Traveling is an all-encompassing activity. It’s overwhelming, sometimes nerve-wracking, but full of experiences that would be hard to come across by staying at home. That’s part of what makes it worth it; the newness of it all. If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion, and avoid the people, you might better … More The 5 Senses of Travel
When I say, “price for a flight to Europe,” what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? Probably something along the lines of “Expensive!” “$$$” “Bank-breaker!” Well what if I told you you were wrong? Here’s the low-down: my direct, one-way flight to Iceland cost $330. Now’s where some of you might say, “Oh, so you got to … More How I Got A Flight To Europe For Less Than $500
Fajitas & margaritas, a river cruise, summer wind & a good friend. Does a Wednesday night get any better?! I had the pleasure of joining my friend Bri on a dinner cruise in Hudson, Wisconsin this week. It was SO much fun to get dressed up, hop on a boat and travel down the St. Croix! … More An Evening on the St. Croix
I have a confession to make… I am a serial over-packer. Take this suitcase and backpack below for instance. The purple suitcase on the bottom (nicknamed “The Purple Monster”) is what I took to Canada last week for a 5-day trip. I repeat, a 5-day trip. Oh, the backpack on top you ask? That’s what … More Confessions of an Over-Packer