Though craft beer has been booming on mainland Australia, it’s been moving a bit more slowly on Tasmania. However, the industry is gaining speed and there are several great options for craft beer lovers to explore on this wild island. Continue reading
Tag Archives: travel
Return to Kathmandu
“But why are you going back to Nepal? Weren’t you just there?” It was perhaps the most common question that I was asked when I told people that I was returning to Nepal, just 18 months after I had visited. The reason for returning was simple, but it seemed hard to understand. “I loved it … Continue reading
A Stop On the ‘My Writing Process’ Blog Tour
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! Continue reading
Travel Tip: Join Global Entry
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. Continue reading
Wish You Were Here: Postcards I Never Sent
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. Continue reading
Another Kind of Armchair Travel
It’s not funny, but my granddad travels more now that he’s in an assisted living home than he has in the past 10 years.
In his mind. Continue reading
Top Travel Nightmares (and How To Avoid Them)
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. Continue reading