My first float trip of the season went very well. We visited Alley Spring in Eminence Missouri and floated the Jacks Fork river. I was really surprised to see the number of people out camping, but I guess I shouldn’t be. We’ve all been cooped up all spring. I think this was my first time to float the Jacks Fork river but I’m not for … Continue reading Day 95: Hidden Gems: Alley Spring, Eminence MO
Missouri may not be at the top of most people’s travel list, but there are plenty of beautiful places to visit. Recently,￼ I hiked along Hercules Glades in the Mark Twain National Forest to find the water falls. I’ve been told if you go too late in the season you’ll find the falls completely dried up. Fortunately for us there had been plenty of rain … Continue reading Day 76: Hidden Gems: Hercules Glades Falls
I like making lists. It’s a good distraction, and right now, I feel like we could use a good distraction. I haven’t met anyone who doesn’t have a list of places they’d like to travel to in the world. I, myself, have done some extensive traveling, but I haven’t been to every place on my bucket list. Here’s my top 5 travel destinations with descriptions … Continue reading Day 73: What are the top 5 destinations on your travel bucket list?
The United States is an incredible country for traveling. You can find everything here from sandy beaches, luscious forests, fabulous cities, rivers, mountains, and everything in between. I decided to finally make a bucket list of all the things I want to do in America. I will change and adapt this list as I travel. The items highlighted in green are completed while those in … Continue reading My U.S. Travel Bucket List
I love Europe! I must return. The trip was a blur. Riding the train was a blast. And experiencing a culture that is both new and familiar was wistful. Here are some of the highlights from my trip to Germany, Czech Republic, and Austria which I took back in the summer of 2016. The Natural History Museum in Berlin We also visited the Jewish Museum … Continue reading Day 52: Reminiscing about My Travels to Europe: Germany, Czech Republic, and Austria
The Republic of Maldives is a country comprised of 26 atolls in the Arabian Sea. It is a popular tourist destination for those seeking a romantic getaway. I had the great privilege of visiting this wonderful country in the spring of 2016. However, with the threat of global warming only increasing, the opportunity to visit the Maldives may disappear in the next couple of decades. … Continue reading Visit the Maldives While you Still Can!
Of all the Middle Eastern countries I’ve been to, I think Jordan is my favorite. I could give you 100 reasons why, from the red desert to the beauty of Petra to the food or the wonderful, friendly people going about their daily lives. There’s something special about Jordan. Here are some of the highlights from a trip I took in 2016 with 3 wonderful … Continue reading Adventuring in Jordan
In the fall of 2016, I spent a day in Turkey. I wish I had taken more pictures and not rushed through this trip, but this was a good lesson in taking my time. Here are a few highlights from my trip! My favorite site was the Bosphorus Straight. The water here is just so blue and beautiful! This trip went by way … Continue reading A Day in Turkey
I’m personally not a big fan of cruises, but one of the perks is the ability to visit multiple countries for one price. My second cruise was a trip to Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand. Here are some of the highlights from that trip. The trip started out in Singapore where we saw some sites and celebrated the new year. While in Singapore we … Continue reading Cruise #2: Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand
In 2016, I went on an incredible trip for my 30th birthday, and I learned a valuable lesson about trusting people. My trip started out from Qatar to Oman and from Oman I made one stop off in Kuwait before going to Egypt. Many people asked me why I bothered to go to Kuwait and I can understand why. It’s not what you’d call a … Continue reading Help from a Stranger: A Day in Kuwait