Category: Travels & Exploring

Strumming my new guitar

I love music. I love listening to all genres of music. I sing all the time (apologies to people around me!). I was in choir from 5th-12th grades, even getting the courage to audition (and get a spot) for our high school’s honor choir. The one thing missing from my musical love is the ability

Motivation for indoor cycling training

Winter is seriously dragging on in Michigan. I know it’s only February but I was over winter weather in December. With a titanium rod in place of my femur and part of tibia, indoor activities are my main focus during snow and ice conditions. And there’s been a lot of those conditions in Michigan the

7 shows to watch this winter

While the winter weather drags on, I’ve been spending more time on my bike trainer trying to get through the cold evenings until I can be active outside. Or I sit on the couch wrapped in a blanket drinking tea. While I don’t watch much television once the weather warms, I need to find distractions

Finding nature in downtown cities

I love to travel and have been fortunate to visit many great places. All fun and all very different in space and culture. I like to mix up my trips with low-key, big space places, like Montana and Alaska, to bustling cities, like Chicago and Los Angeles. My recent trips to Chicago, New York City

Ahoy! Touring the SS Jeremiah O’Brien navy ship

I decided to expand on my exploration of San Francisco by continuing to play the role of tourist (so fun!). After visiting Alcatraz Island (read about my trip), I wanted to check out the navy ship docked at Pier 45 at Fisherman’s Wharf. I had seen this massive ship on my previous visit to the

10 things to discover visiting Alcatraz Island

It was another beautiful day in San Francisco as I headed to Pier 33 at Fisherman’s Wharf to board the ferry to Alcatraz Island. I felt so grateful and happy to be in one of my favorite cities, enjoying great weather and exploring the areas. I purchased my ticket the previous day so I lined

Wandering San Francisco

One of my plans to make this year my Best. Year. Yet include traveling to explore the world around me. And that includes being open to opportunities that are presented to me. So when the chance came to return to one of my favorite cities, San Francisco, I didn’t hesitate too long (if at all).

5 ways to meet new people in the new year

I’m so fortunate to be surrounded by kind, fun, smart people in my life, people I’m blessed to call friends and family. My life is also busy with different activities that I enjoy with many of these people. Being open to meeting new people has enabled me to make great memories throughout my life. Meeting

A to Z ideas for the new year

I have so many ideas for fun, travel and making my dreams come true in 2018! You may have read that I’m not setting big goals this year, but focusing more on ensuring my days and experiences are full of three emotions – Love, Laughter, Joy (check out the blog). That doesn’t mean I don’t

5 tips to save money while having fun

The holidays are over, the new year is here, and winter is on the way out (wishful thinking as I sit with my fireplace warming me. Sigh). If you read my new year’s blog, you know that I decided not to set big goals this year, but instead focus on ensuring joy, love and laughter