Present Over Perfect

  Such a popular book right now. Or maybe it was, and I’m late to the party. All the hype definitely played a part in me picking it up and checking it out. Not so much because I thought it was something I needed/wanted to read, but because it seemed to have a following and…

The Art of Travel

If we find poetry in the service station and the motel, if we are drawn to the airport or the train carriage, it is perhaps because, despite their architectural compromises and discomforts, despite their garish and harsh lighting, we implicitly feel that these isolated places offer us a material setting for an alternative to the…

Through Painted Deserts

I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book. It turned out to be the perfect mix of light, laughter read and thought provoking, ponder read. Written by Donald Miller about a road trip from Texas to Oregon in a VW bus with a guy he barely knew. It’s truly inspiring to

Travels with Myself and Another

This book. I can not even begin to do it justice. It took me a while to read because, life. But it is truly a beautiful glimpse into what travel used to look like. Written by Martha Gellhorn, world traveler, war correspondent and third wife of Ernest Hemingway.

Florida, You Sunshine State, You

Time spent at the beach is time well spent. Watching the sun rise and set on white sand beaches was a treat. Eating some of the most delicious food poolside was a highlight. Taking long afternoon bike rides was invigorating. Reading on the beach until it got too dark was an escape. Having recently picked up…

Memories As We Move Forward

I hope y’all have a feel for what I hope this blog will encompass. I hope you understand more my desire to share my love for writing, history, and travel with you on this small bit of internet. So let’s get started shall we?

Travels with Charley: In Search of America

I recently finished the book Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck. It is not often that a book, TV show or movie requires me to stop for a moment to audibly laugh, but this book did so often. Steinbeck paints pictures with words like few writers can.

Why Am I Writing a Blog?

This is a question I have mulled over and audibly asked myself and wrestled with and laughed at and pushed to the back of my mind until the process repeats itself, more times than I can count. Do I just believe I have so much to offer readers? Certainly not. Is it because I need…

Resolute

Firmly resolved or determined; set in purpose or opinion. Actions of 2015: Get a passport {take the next step} Birthday location {I have previously resolved to spend every birthday in my 20’s in a different state or country} Run a half marathon {see also number 7} Good things jar {remember and record} Be intentional about monthly…