In 2019, I took a tour of the 5 Stans and it’s a trip I’ll never forget. It’s taken way too long for me to blog about it, but I’ll try to highlight the best parts of the trip. We arrived at the Ashgabat airport early morning and transfered to the city where we immediately began our tour of the city. Turkmenistan is a very … Continue reading The Stans – Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan
Recently, I bought my second home (my first home to purchase solo). Now it’s time to start my home remodel adventure! I tend to rush projects that require time and planning, and I’m determined not to do that with my house. I want to remodel the entire thing as efficiently, safely, and economically as possible. This means a lot of research, and that’s the first … Continue reading Planning my Home Remodel
As I continue my journey studying my ancestry, I’ve gotten a wealth of information from my grandparents. Fortunately for me, they remember their grandparents fairly well and have many stories to tell. I’ve been organizing old photos in my grandparents house and identifying different people. My grandmother’s mother saved boxes of information about the Wilsons. My great great grandfather Arthur Wilson was apparently a great … Continue reading My Grandparent’s Grandparents
Through my ancestry research, I’ve learned a lot about my family. And as my grandparents approach their late 80s, I’ve become much more nostalgic about my family history. I’m really lucky to still have my grandparents in my life. They just celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary. I’ve taken a lot of time talking to them and learning about my great grandparents, only one of whom … Continue reading Honoring the Memory of my Great Grandparents
As I prepare for my next trip abroad – CHINA! I’ve had a lot of time to reminisce over all the countries I’ve already been to. I’m celebrating 30 countries seen so far, but to clarify – I’m counting my home country, Cayman Islands (technically not a country), and the Netherlands. I spent one night in Amsterdam and didn’t get to do anything fun because … Continue reading The 30 Countries I’ve seen so far!
My grandparents turn 88 this year. It’s amazing that I still have both of them in my life. Given their age and all this free time I’ve had on account of the pandemic, I’ve decided to pursue a goal of mine – tracing my family lineage back to our roots. I have a few goals in mind. First, I want to trace my ancestors back … Continue reading My Ancestry Adventure Begins!
Lebanon is one of the most beautiful countries I’ve ever been to. If you’re curious about the Middle East, but you want a little modern flair, I recommend Lebanon, especially Beirut. The people are wonderful, the food was fantastic, and there was a plethora of sites to visit. Here are some of the highlights from my trip. Taking the Telefèric up the mountain to see … Continue reading Have you been to Lebanon?
I’ve been reminiscing a lot about my past travels since it seems like we probably won’t be able to travel again for awhile. The last trip that I went on in the fall of 2019 was to Russia and the five Stans. The trip was absolutely amazing, but a month of travel was too much for me. It mostly satisfied my travel bug. There aren’t … Continue reading My Favorite Things about Russia
I traveled to Egypt in the fall of 2016 to celebrate my 30th birthday. Due to the travel advisory warnings, we were some of the only tourists there. I never felt unsafe though. The people were so wonderful and welcoming. Of course, the Great Pyramids of Giza was one of the most incredible sites I’ve ever been to. Being up close to them is surreal. … Continue reading My 2016 Trip to Egypt
If you’re in the process of converting a bus or camper van into a motor home, you’ll need to design the floor plan before you can get into all the other logistics. This step is extremely important as it will determine every other step in the conversion process. The kitchen, bathroom, sleeping arrangements, dining, etc. must be strategically placed to ensure the most comfortable and … Continue reading 10 Tips for Designing your Floor Plan