A few weeks ago my friend Natalie Dietz Raines invited me to be a part of this “blog tour.” This was the first time I’d heard of this kind of blog tour and I was really inspired by the topic and the idea of “my writing process.” To be honest, until I got this invitation, it’s the writing that’s occupying my thoughts, not really the process. Plus, it has the word “tour” in it. Sign me up!
I recently made a trip down to Denver International Airport, a 2.5 hour drive, for a 10-minute appointment. Then I drove 2.5 hours back.
Yes. A 10-minute appointment.
But, I didn’t complain because that five hours and 10 minutes will save me an infinite amount of time–and frustration–in the future. At least, that’s the plan.
I love postcards. I love picking them out, finding just the right image for the right person. I love writing them, figuring out how much will fit into the blank space, judging how much of a story I can tell without running out of room. I love the idea that, in this day of email and Facebook posts and Instagram, I can send a brightly colored card from wherever I happen to be and, hopefully, make the recipient happy that they opened their mailbox that day. I know I’m always happy when I receive one.
I saw this infographic on Visually about top travel nightmares and thought a) this is really cool (I’m a sucker for infographics) and b) so many of these travel nightmares can be avoided or dealt with pretty easily. So, not only am I sharing this beautiful infographic, but I’m going to share some tips and tricks to avoid and/or deal with these nightmares.
If you live in Colorado, climbing a 14er seems like a rite of passage that everyone has experienced. Sure, the fit guys and girls that also run marathons and kayaked down the Colorado River have checked off that particular activity, but it’s not just them. The elderly gentlemen sitting down the bar from you? Yep, he just climbed one last weekend. The hyper child running around in WalMart? Yep, she skipped up one the other day. Even the dogs have climbed a 14er.
At least, that’s what it seemed like to me.
I’d been traveling for approximately 31 hours. I had an eight hour layover and another six hours to fly before reaching my destination. Luckily, my layover was at Changi Airport in Singapore.
I don’t think I’ve ever used the words “lucky” and “layover” in the same sentence. It was to be a layover of firsts.
Technology is wonderful–especially when it makes travel more pleasant and efficient. I scour the internet before I depart, clipping articles into Evernote or finding blogs that give tips and hints or just offer inspiration. Once I arrive, locals and other travelers have shown me useful websites and apps that make visting easier and, sometimes, safer. …