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virginia to california road trip

When my best friend Staci asked me if I would help her move from northern Virginia to her new home in Huntington Beach, California, I didn’t hesitate to say yes.  I had already driven two coast-to-coast road trips before but never anything that took me through the deep South.  This was the perfect opportunity to […]

ultimate kilimanjaro packing list for women

So you’re thinking about climbing Kilimanjaro, eh?  Maybe you’ve even booked your trip, bought your plane tickets and marked the big Summit Day on your calendar.  But now the real work begins: researching what to bring and what to leave behind. The porters who carry your gear up the mountain have a weight limit of […]

plus size group travel

I’ve experienced many different types of travel throughout my life.  Family travel, multi-generational travel, solo travel and group travel.  Each one carries its own pros and cons.  I enjoy them all but recently I’ve been spending a lot of time doing group travel, and by extension some solo travel as well.  My most recent group […]

I’m a true kid at heart and for the past few years I’ve wanted to dress up at Disney World but never really had the opportunity.  So when we visited Orlando with Charlotte’s birth parents (who are also big Disney fans) I knew this would be the perfect chance for some cosplay.  But since actual […]

Machame vs Rongai Kilimanjaro Routes

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest freestanding mountain in the world, is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.  But planning such an adventure can quickly get overwhelming as you decide which tour operator and route to choose, what gear you need and how you’re going to train.  I’ve already covered the daunting Kilimanjaro packing list and shared my beginner […]