A New Country and…A Marathon

I’ve hemmed and hawed about whether or not to actually make a formal announcement about this on the blog, but the excitement is overtaking me. I can’t help it. I have to tell you. You guys? I’m going to the 2017 Volkswagen Prague Marathon, which is hosted by RunCzech, in Prague, Czech Republic. Oh, andRead more


How to Pack for Winter in a Carry-On

After a few years of international travel, I’d like to think I’ve gotten pretty good at packing light. While I’m not sure I’m actually packing light, I have gotten far more efficient at packing what I need and fitting it all into a carry-on, whether it’s my backpack or my beloved suitcase. I’ve tackled allRead more


Falling in Love with Old Town Bratislava

Well, we’re back from our whirlwind European tour! When I say whirlwind, I mean whirlwind – three cities in five days. While that might have been a little ambitious, to say the least, we had to make the most of our time because AJ gets so little vacation time. Luckily, his company closes between ChristmasRead more

My 2017 New Year’s Mantra

While I’d like to say I’m not big on New Year’s resolutions, I have to admit that I’m pretty big on New Year’s mantras. I like looking back on the past year and thinking about what went well while also recognizing what could have gone better. My New Year’s mantras of years past have certainlyRead more


What I Learned in 2016

2016…man, what a year! There has been the good, the bad, and the hideously deformed. While I don’t think things have gone as planned for anyone, 2016 actually ended up being a pretty good year for me personally, assuming I block out everything that happened in America and the world at large. I’m not goingRead more


Trying Something New

As I mentioned recently, I’ve been working on recommitting to running and finding my love of  the sport again after a few years (omg, years!) of what I would call more of a love-hate relationship. So, a few weeks ago (or maybe a month or more, who knows – I’m in a time vortex), aRead more