Stress-Free Travel: When Things Don’t Go Your Way


Don’t cry over spilled wine After a wonderful weekend in Colorado Springs we had to switch hotels that last night. After quickly packing our car up and arriving at the new hotel around 10 PM we grabbed Josh’s bag out of the trunk without realizing it wasn’t fully zipped. All of his clothes along with […]

Planning for an Unknown RTW trip

How do you plan for an event where you have no idea what to expect? I have lists upon lists on my computer for each country… need to buy lists… destination lists… vaccinations… budget planners… need I say more? The logical part of me is glad I am embracing these new adventures with preparation and a plan, […]

Why Does My Backpack Look So Small?

packing josh

Every day closer to our departure date my backpack begins to look smaller and smaller. I realize we have committed to our year adventure in a carry on and I don’t plan to change that, but while we are still at home surrounded by our stuff it seems near impossible to believe everything I need will fit in a […]

Meet Plan Go: Validating My Crazy


This past week, we attended the Meet, Plan, Go Chicago event. My upcoming RTW trip and crazy idea of leaving my Midwest bubble has been validated. I sat in a room of 100 people, all with a passion for traveling and a few who had been through an extended trek around the world. We listened […]