Destinations for the Newbie Traveler

I have met several people over the last few years in the 25-30ish age range that have not traveled outside of the United States. There are various reasons for this: time and money being the ones most often cited. It shouldn’t come as a surprise since only 30% of Americans even have a passport…. I just didn’t think I would know that many of the other 70%. Having a parent who was born in Italy and an extended family who often traveled to and from the mother noodle, I grew up assuming most people spent time roaming around the world…. Read more


Reflecting on the Moment

The end of the year is a time to reflect on the past 12 months and think about the best and worst moments. For the past few years, I have made a list of my favorite moments from that year. Even though we are only a little over halfway through this year, I’m already finding myself thinking about the great moments that have happened already and wondering what might get edged out as the year goes on. Most of my moments have something to do with a trip I’ve taken. While I fully believe all your “moments” could happen right… Read more