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4 Easy Ways to Overcome the Language Barrier While Traveling

4 Easy Ways to Overcome the Language Barrier While Traveling

“I don’t speak German; there’s no way I could visit Germany.” “How did you feel visiting Iceland…you don’t even know the language! Was that hard? “I don’t know enough Spanish to feel comfortable visiting Latin countries.” I couldn’t even begin to tell you how many […]

WTF Moments with Mom | Root River Canoeing

WTF Moments with Mom | Root River Canoeing

The first of many kayaking/canoeing trips this summer has been completed! I initially fell in love with kayaking summer 2016 when my mother dragged me out to Riverbend Nature Center in town. She grew up doing these types of activities; I’m a late bloomer on […]

The Magnificent Gullfoss Waterfall | Iceland

The Magnificent Gullfoss Waterfall | Iceland

Since 2014, the Gullfoss Waterfall has been in my top 3 favorite natural landmarks that God has created, narrowly beaten out by the Northern Lights. “Gullfoss” means “golden falls;” this name given because the sediment in the water gives it a golden color when the sun […]

The Beauty of Lapham Peak Unit | Kettle Moraine State Park

The Beauty of Lapham Peak Unit | Kettle Moraine State Park

First check off my summer bucket list was the Lapham Peak Unit at Kettle Moraine State Forest. This was a father/daughter adventure which to me was a special treat this weekend! Though I do spend a lot of time with my parents (arguably more than other 20 somethings), […]

Wisconsin State Parks | Summer Bucket List

Wisconsin State Parks | Summer Bucket List

Summer is coming and so we begin our lists of what we’d like to accomplish before the warm weather disappears! My list for this summer involves a lot of hiking all around Wisconsin state parks. I’m so thankful to live somewhere that is thriving with nature […]

Why You Need to Travel with your Best Friend

Why You Need to Travel with your Best Friend

It might be obvious already, but maybe this is the push you need for you both to save that moolah and book that ticket! I think everyone should take a trip with their best friend at least once, and I mean a GAL best friend. No hubbies, […]

Benefits & Risks of Traveling During Hurricane Season

Benefits & Risks of Traveling During Hurricane Season

May through November is considered “hurricane season” in the Caribbean. I’ve traveled to Jamaica in October (right during/after Hurricane Matthew–yikes!). Since it was a relatively spontaneous trip, I didn’t realize the timing of hurricane season(oops!). Once learning about Hurricane Matthew, I decided to still go […]

How to Be a Tourist in Your Home Town | Racine, WI

How to Be a Tourist in Your Home Town | Racine, WI

Traveling is fun and exciting, but not everyone can do it whether it be because of time, finances, kids, or even some level of fear. Living in Racine, WI, everyone has heard at least one person say, “I hate Racine; there is nothing to do here!” […]

Weekly Discoveries #3| Busy, Busy Week!

Weekly Discoveries #3| Busy, Busy Week!

Sunday I learned more about ethical tourism on Sunday! I haven’t been too many places abroad, but so many activities involves interacting with wildlife. Some of these tourist hot spots may not even treat the animals well, and most people know that animals don’t thrive […]

Weekly Discoveries #2| Inward Learning

Weekly Discoveries #2| Inward Learning

Another week gone by, another seven things learned! I feel this week went more smoothly than the first, but perhaps I’m getting more into the habit of actively learning something new (or remembering what I had learned to write it down!). From exciting news to […]