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…

Floating over Napa

Riding in a hot air balloon had been a long time bucket list item for me.  The minute I explained it to Jolee and showed her pictures, she was excited to go also. I knew my bff was going to be coming to visit and she is an adventure seeker as well, so naturally, I added…

Wanderlust for the Bookworm

I don’t know about you but when I am not off an adventure or planning an adventure, I like to be reading about other peoples adventures! That being said, I decided to put together a list of wanderlust related books that are in my collection and share them with you! 📚 😀  Feel free to click on the book…

Movin’ on up!

After traveling with the same camera bags for about 8 YEARS and ogling drones for nearly 3 years, I have FINALLY upgraded a few items.  I will do away with my multiple camera delapidated camera bags and consolodate everything into this one super cute and durable backpack! I ordered the USA Gear UBK DSLR Camera Backpack with…