Travel Inspiration

Our Travel Manifesto

July 22, 2014

Many writers give the  advice to “Be a traveler, not a tourist” to aspiring travelers. What does that really mean? Well, after reading Gretchen Rubin’s (The Happiness Project) post on her new Habits Manifesto last week, I was inspired to think about some of our core opinions and intentions related to traveling well. I made a quick list and then consulted with Mr. Jones, […]

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22 Things I Learned on My First Cruise Vacation

June 12, 2014

I just recently returned from my first cruise vacation. My aunt and I sailed on Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas. Although I sailed the first week of my summer vacation, I feel like I learned at least as much as I do during a week in school. 22 Things I Learned on My First […]

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Collecting Starbucks Coffee Mugs Around the World

May 21, 2014

Do you have anything that you “collect” when you travel? When we travel, we rarely spend time shopping. We prefer to collect countries, destinations and experiences rather than things to lug home. We do, however, love coffee. Good coffee. Every morning when he’s home, Mr. Jones grinds beans to a fine powder, boils water, and manually brews each […]

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Photo Friday: Make the Monkeys Fly in San Francisco

January 24, 2014

During a mid-December trip to San Francisco, as I was walking along the waterfront Embarcadero between the Ferry Terminal and Pier 23, I was drawn to this strange metal installation with hanging monkeys. Of course, I had to check it out. As I got closer, I saw people pounding on the drums at the base […]

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