A Greener Way to Donate

Recently, I’ve started cleaning out closets in a bid to encourage minimalism and greener living. Our closets are full of clothes that will never be worn. The first step to greener living is to change the way we shop for clothing. By reducing how much we buy, opting for resale items, and avoiding fast fashion,Continue reading “A Greener Way to Donate”

Chasing Waterfalls in Arkansas: Day 1

A goal of mine this season was to find some waterfalls in Arkansas before they all dry up. I was told a lot of them dry up before summer arrives, so we decided to go when it was still chilly out. Fortunately, I have a friend with several books on Arkansas hiking and waterfalls, andContinue reading “Chasing Waterfalls in Arkansas: Day 1”

The Stans – Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan

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 immediatelyContinue reading “The Stans – Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan”

The 30 Countries I’ve seen so far!

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 nightContinue reading “The 30 Countries I’ve seen so far!”

Have you been to Lebanon?

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 fromContinue reading “Have you been to Lebanon?”

My Favorite Things about Russia

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 muchContinue reading “My Favorite Things about Russia”

My 2016 Trip to Egypt

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’veContinue reading “My 2016 Trip to Egypt”

Day 95: Hidden Gems: Alley Spring, Eminence MO

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 timeContinue reading “Day 95: Hidden Gems: Alley Spring, Eminence MO”

Day 82: First Camping Trip of the Season

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 myContinue reading “Day 82: First Camping Trip of the Season”

Living in a Bus Step 3: License and Registration

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 fromContinue reading “Living in a Bus Step 3: License and Registration”