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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 […]

Man, it’s been a busy summer!  Sunny days full of amusement parks, zoos and family visits have kept our schedule full.  Now fall is here, Stink is getting into a routine at preschool and our next vacation is coming up soon.  Where are we headed, you ask? COLORADO!  One of the few states I haven’t […]

I feel SO bad about neglecting this blog lately but my schedule has been chock full of stuff to do, both good and not-so-good. I’m trying to make an effort to write more often and my blog dashboard is littered with half-written posts that I plan on finishing this week so please be patient. Now […]

There’s just 2 months to go until our big family adventure to England and Scotland and I’ve finally managed to hash out our itinerary. I really wanted to go to Ireland too to see the Cliffs of Moher, and Wales to visit Cardiff so that I could see the whole of the UK, but there […]

It’s hard to believe that in less than a month I’ll be leaving for Tanzania. Nerves are running high, not just because I’m going to attempt to climb the highest mountain in Africa but because I’ll be traveling solo for the first time. Sure I’ll be climbing Kilimanjaro with a large group of adventurous women […]