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Where Have I Been?

Where Have I Been???

My last post was 8 months ago, so naturally I’ve had some people ask me, ‘Where the heck have you been?’  The short answer is, I’ve been writing.…

March 8, 2017
Blogging for LGBTQ Families Day

Running From, Running To: How I Came to Travel

*I’ve written this post in honor of Blogging for LGBTQ Families Day. I’m often asked when my love of travel started.  For some, it’s their first trip, a time they tried a new exotic food, heard another language or went overseas for the first…

June 1, 2016
Packing for a Spring Trip in Portland

Packing for Portland

This spring my sister, Katie, and I took our annual trip to go visit family in Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington.  The crazy and unpredictable weather can always make packing for our trips a bit of a challenge.  Here’s what I took for our…

May 16, 2016
5 Ways Politics Affect Travel
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5 Ways Politics Affect Travel

I recently read a post on Adventurous Kate’s blog titled “15 Ways to Leave the Country if Donald Trump Gets Elected.”  Like most political pieces, it proved polarizing.  In reading the 100+ comments there were a few that shared that they don’t believe travel…

March 22, 2016
Peace Corps vs. AmeriCorps
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Peace Corps vs. AmeriCorps

When it comes to long term volunteer opportunities, there are two main options for Americans that are organized and run by the federal government: Peace Corps and AmeriCorps.  I’m in a somewhat unique position to have served in both programs.  I served in the…

March 1, 2016

5 Amazing Places To Eat In Palm Springs

While my dad cooked on Christmas Day, we ate dinner out the rest of our time in Palm Springs.  My dad and Jerry took us to all of their favorite restaurants and I have to admit that we had some incredible food.  In no…

January 18, 2016

The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens-Palm Springs

After shopping in Palm Springs, we had one additional free day.  We bounced around a lot of ideas (a lot of them had to do with more shopping) but finally settled on spending the day at The Living Desert, or as my dad kept…

January 16, 2016

Shopping in Palm Springs

There are many amazing places to shop when in Palm Springs.  In the downtown area there are tons of fun shops and trendy gay stores where you can pick up some great off the wall gifts that you won’t find anywhere else.  But for…

January 10, 2016

My Unconventional Family’s Christmas in Palm Springs

My parents divorced when I was twelve years old because my dad is gay.  Throughout the divorce, my parents were adamant that they would put my sister and me first and for every decision they would do what was right for the family.  My…

January 5, 2016
Packing for Christmas in Palm Springs

Packing for Christmas in Palm Springs

Packing for Palm Springs was a bit different that packing for my business trip last month.  We were traveling for Christmas so the goal of our trip was simple: relaxation, family time and fun.  While Palm Springs is much warmer than Idaho at this…

January 3, 2016