Thailand! (Part 1)

***Due to not feeling so well after my return from Thailand along with a busier than normal schedule, it has taken me much longer to finish my entries about my trip, but I hope to have published my last entries by the end of next week. Bangkok We made it!!! Hellllooooo Bangkok! Let the party…

E for Elephants

I grew up with a momma and an uncle that was obsessed with elephants. My Uncle Felix and my mom had a real “thing” for these beautiful creatures, but their love came with a prerequisite. The trunk had to be up! Apparently, this meant good luck. I don’t know how or when it happened, but…

Amsterdam

A 9-hour layover in Amsterdam gave us about 6 hours to spare. When I book travel, I tend to look for great layover opportunities! What constitutes a great layover opportunity? Let’s see. You need a). a great location always helps. I tend to look for places, I haven’t visited yet or places I’d like to…

1st Leg Starts Here! (Washington, DC)

The meetup spot! Washington (IAD) was the first official leg of our trip. With my best friend traveling from Ohio and myself from Florida, this offered us the best overall options for our entire trip including, ticket pricing and layover options. We both had morning flights but with Ohio being closer to DC than Florida,…

I’m annoyed

Since yesterday, my timelines have been filled with posts about this Ayesha Curry interview from The Red Table Talk. I’ve even received a couple texts about it. A lot of the posts basically taunted or attempted to shame her in some way about her admissions of feeling a bit insecure about not receiving male attention similar…

Baby Steps

So, it’s been a minute! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve sat in front of my MacBook and began drafting a post. At some point, I’d either become distracted and lose focus in one way or another or I simply found myself stuck in thought. No matter the cause, it always leads to…

Unplugged

  One of the biggest gifts received from my vacation was the gift of being completely in the moment without distraction. I didn’t have wifi for about 75% of my time in the UK.  Before traveling I thought about subscribing to a short term international calling plan through my wireless carrier, but I’m so glad…

A different kind of morning

This morning I woke up to the very familiar sound of pounding and digging. There is new construction going on behind my house. This is quite a different sound than what I’d been blessed to wake up to during my days spent in Swansea, Wales. Each morning my ears were greeted by the harmonic sound…

Busy Body

It’s been some time since my last entry. I guess you can say that I’ve been moving around quite a bit. I am currently laying in my bed almost fully relaxed after returning from a 5 day getaway to the U.K. I’m quietly reflecting on the events of my trip and I’m very excited to…