The Trip That Never Was Day 10

My husband and I had a trip booked to Ireland in June 2020. Due to Covid, the trip never happened. For a myriad of reasons, it’s a trip that likely won’t happen any time soon. I’ve pulled up my old itinerary, and I’m going to explore as much of this holiday as virtually as IContinue reading “The Trip That Never Was Day 10”

Notre-Dame de Paris

Notre Dame was once new about a thousand years ago. Its cornerstone was laid in the year 1163, and the final carvings were completed in about the year 1300. It took nearly two hundred years for Notre Dame to be officially complete. Yet, the Notre Dame we see today is not the same Notre DameContinue reading “Notre-Dame de Paris”

Lonely, but not

Ghost towns are curious places because they feel a bit off. Humans don’t like to fail, and placing oneself inside a city that didn’t quite make it translates as somewhat jarring to the human psyche. Abandoned cities tend to make one feel a bit fritzy inside, and there is something about that strange feeling thatContinue reading “Lonely, but not”

Victor Hugo and The Gothic Age

When the time came for Victor Hugo to be born (1802), most of Europe’s cathedrals were falling into grave disrepair. Unlike man, cathedrals do not have a voice of their own, and no one was speaking for the aging gothic buildings. By the early 1800s, many cathedrals fell out of favor, became forgotten, and wereContinue reading “Victor Hugo and The Gothic Age”

Time Tripping

I have always been an avid traveler, but I haven’t really gone anywhere since the pandemic began. Instead, I have been hanging out at home and reading my many travel journals. I usually tended to travel alone, so I got in the habit of bringing along a journal to keep myself company. This here isContinue reading “Time Tripping”

America West

I used to travel. A lot. Like, an unreasonable amount. I used to travel a lot because I could travel for free anywhere that America West Airlines went. “America Who,” you ask? America West. They were a big airline in the ’90s. I wouldn’t say they were a popular airline because people loved to hateContinue reading “America West”

Book Trailer

I am currently running a sale on my ebook, Memory Road Trip: 0.99 ¢ ! I did really pour my heart into writing this travel memoir, not so much because I wanted to, but more because I HAD to. Once I started writing, I couldn’t go half-ass with it because I felt compelled to revealContinue reading “Book Trailer”

Memory Road Trip

I have always been an avid traveler. I was a travel agent back in the day when such a job was quite common. I even worked a corporate gig inside a big sky scrapper alongside 300+ travel agents. To say that there were a lot of us in that career doesn’t even describe it. ThereContinue reading “Memory Road Trip”