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
One of the greatest things about living in the Midwest is camping, floating, and just dipping your toes in the creek. There’s nothing more refreshing than that cold spring water on a hot summer day. Summer is not quite here yet but that’s not going to stop me from getting on the river. It’s my favorite thing to do. And my first camping trip of … Continue reading Day 82: First Camping Trip of the Season
Well, before I can start the actual renovations, I want to make sure everything on my bus is legal. And I ran into a couple of snags in the process. My first concern was whether or not I’d need a special license to drive the short bus and this is what I found out from streetdirectory.com: “A bus will require a CDL permit if the … Continue reading Living in a Bus Step 3: License and Registration
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?
Reminiscing this evening and looking back on my travels seems like forever ago. It’s hard to believe I was ever overseas. I’ve been in touch with my friends abroad and it sounds like everyone’s doing okay. What a scary time to be in another country. That being said, I always felt safer living in Saudi Arabia than I do living in the United States. Maybe … Continue reading Day 35: I miss my expat life, but I’m glad I’m home!
If you’ve got some time to kill why not update your bucket lists. A bucket list is a list of experiences or achievements a person hopes to accomplish someday. It could be places to travel, fun experiences, life goals, or any number of things. I have a US travel bucket list posted here: https://thathippielookingchick.com/2019/04/13/my-u-s-travel-bucket-list/ What’s on your bucket list? Here are some category ideas to … Continue reading Day 32: Need a Time Filler? Make a Bucket List.
I’ve been seeing a lot of hate speech toward China lately. I hate that it’s 2020 and we still have to constantly combat racism. In another post, I discussed my conflicting views of mission work and how they seem to me to be nothing more than modern-day colonialism. This is a follow-up of that idea. It’s a reminder that we are products of our environment. … Continue reading Day 25: Stop the Spread of Sinophobia!
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