Day 73: What are the top 5 destinations on your travel bucket list?

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 myContinue reading “Day 73: What are the top 5 destinations on your travel bucket list?”

Day 35: I miss my expat life, but I’m glad I’m home!

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 SaudiContinue reading “Day 35: I miss my expat life, but I’m glad I’m home!”

Day 32: Need a Time Filler? Make a Bucket List.

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: What’sContinue reading “Day 32: Need a Time Filler? Make a Bucket List.”

Day 25: Stop the Spread of Sinophobia!

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.Continue reading “Day 25: Stop the Spread of Sinophobia!”

Day 52: Reminiscing about My Travels to Europe: Germany, Czech Republic, and Austria

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 NaturalContinue reading “Day 52: Reminiscing about My Travels to Europe: Germany, Czech Republic, and Austria”

Visit the Maldives While you Still Can!

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 visitContinue reading “Visit the Maldives While you Still Can!”

Adventuring in Jordan

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 highlightsContinue reading “Adventuring in Jordan”

Help from a Stranger: A Day in Kuwait

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 andContinue reading “Help from a Stranger: A Day in Kuwait”

Day 80: Living in a Bus Step 10: Furnishings!!!

The most fun I’ve had so far with this bus project was picking out the furniture and the decor. Though my standard of living is lower than most, I do need my space to be clean, tidy, functional, and cute, of course. I recently had a “bus-warming” party with my family and they helped meContinue reading “Day 80: Living in a Bus Step 10: Furnishings!!!”