Oh Venice . . .

I returned to Italy last month on kind of a whim and I sure don’t regret it!  My friend Kelly and I booked flights to Romania and Croatia many months before hand and at the very last minute, decided we wanted to completely reroute our entire trip and add 3 more countries to our original…

Natural Life

I discovered Natural Life about 2 years ago and have been purchasing items from them ever since!  My daughter and I absolutely LOVE their huge variety of little inpisrational treasures, jewelry, comfy clothes(me) and we especially LOVE their Boho Bandeaus!!! Whether we are going on a walk, a road trip or globetrotting, I love to…

What in the world am I?!?!??

I am sooo excited to share that I got my DNA results back last week!!!  I not only found out about my ancestry but I also got my “vitality report”. A vitality report is a snapshot that explains the best diet plan for you, if you may be lactose or gluten intolerant, if you are…

Ancestry Travel

As many of you know, I am absolutely fascinated by genealogy.  I started my own personal heritage research and journey around the world about 17 years ago.  Though my obsession with my background began at a much younger age.  I remember the first time I had to make a family tree in Jr high school…

Natural Beauty – At home AND On the go

I often get asked which brand of beauty and body care products I use and to be honest, I don’t really have a wildly elaborate beauty regime.  Over time, I have tried different brands for different needs and if they work, I stick to them.  I even enjoy making my own products using essential oils….

3 Places to visit where the US dollar will go far

Mexico Mexico has always been one of my favorite destinations and the fact that it is so inexpensive helps to make it a more realistic goal year after year.  I know that most of my readers are American and lucky for us, we can fly to Mexico from pretty much anywhere in the USA for fairly…

Laugarvatn Fontana

During our last 2 days in Iceland, after completing our road trip around the island via the ring road, a friend of mine told me about a lesser known(than the blue lagoon) but also super great geothermal bath house, Fontana.  With only 2 days left and a ton of places left to experience, I knew we…

Mixing Business with Pleasure in Sydney Australia

Back in 2012 I had the pleasure of visiting Sydney Australia on a business trip.  I was there with Muscle Werks for an event called Filex.  THE BIGGEST health and fitness expo in Australia(and New Zealand).  Think The Olympia or The Arnold in the USA but in Australia.  As if attending the event wasn’t enough, I…

How to get or renew a Passport

As a travel planner, I often get asked how you go about getting a passport or how to renew an expired/expiring passport. I thought it would be helpful to write a post with all of the information in one place for easy access.😀 Let’s start with those of you who don’t have one.  First of…

Genealogy Inspired Travel

As long as I can remember I have been trying to figure out my exact family history.  Knowing my lineage has been something I have longed to know because I would like to visit each country of my heritage.  Bucket list item #19048930, visit every country in my blood lines.   Slight exaggeration of course…