How to Pack Your Carry-on Bag

Hello one and all, today I’ll be talking about my bag, and how I get everything I need for 4 months squeezed into my Osprey Porter 45. Many people are interested in just how I manage to bring months of clothing in just 2 carry on bags. As a society, we’ve been so conditioned to…

Oaxaca, Mexico

  Location: Oaxaca (pronounced Wa-ha-ka) is located in the Southwestern part of Mexico about 6 hours via car or 1 hour via plane from Mexico City.   How to get there: To get to Oaxaca (the city) from Mexico City you have a couple of options. By bus: The bus ride from Mexico City to…

Bellinis and lipstick, Venice

The light begins to fade on the streets of Venice and I can’t decide what’s more entertaining,  the story of the lost tourist sitting at the table beside me, the thoughts in my head, or the whirlpool of my pink Bellini. Tourist upon tourists wander by without a second thought while aching feet intersect with…

Puebla, Mexico

absolutely loved my time in Puebla. For me, it was the perfect place to lose myself. I explored this great city with my friend R and we both put our phones away, any paper maps we may still carry and lost ourselves on the cobblestone.

Throwback Thursday: 12:30 am

Its 12:30 am and I know I will feel this late night tomorrow as I wake up and drive more hours than I slept home. Yet despite all that, the words lay storming in my mind waiting to stream out of my fingers and swim like migrating salmon onto the page.

Throwback Thursday McKinley 2017-2018

The final “throwback Thursday” video! This video, as you can probably tell in the title is from my second and final video from my time at McKinley Senior High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. This video documents both the best and the worst times I experienced in my life as a teacher. From Dia de…

Cuernavaca, Mexico

Last week mom and I went on our last weekend adventure of this trip together. Despite going out salsa dancing the night before we were determined to enjoy her last weekend in Mexico. So around 12 in the afternoon we caught an Uber with two of our friends and took a 2 hour trip down…

Throwback Thursday: McKinley 2017

During yet another one of my explorations into my files and old videos I stumbled upon a couple of videos I made while teaching in the Baton Rouge. I love these videos and can’t help but have a huge smile on my face whenever I watch them, so I thought I would share them with…

How to pick the best volunteering placement while traveling.

Hello again, how are you? How’s your week shaping out? Is the weather good where ever you find yourself in this time and place? Today, we talk about volunteering. More specifically we’re going to talk about some tips to help you pick the best possible fit for your next , or first, volunteering experience (and…

Acapulco, Mexico

So I have a confession to make, I wasn’t looking forward to going to Acapulco. If you frequently read these posts then you probably know that I don’t really enjoy going to tourist areas. In my experience tourist areas using have loads of people, everything is expensive, you aren’t actually experiencing the true culture of…

Family Reunion 2014

In 20 days I will be sitting in the sun enjoying the first day of the McGuire family reunion. Thanks to my mom, the McGuire side of my family has a reunion about every 4-5 years. This is such a great way to catch up with all my family near and far. This reunion represents…

Off-the-beaten-track: Islands Part 2

Last week I wrote a post about some off-the-beaten-path islands in Southeast Asia I had the pleasure of visiting. This week I write about the rest. The most beautiful, weirdest, most off the beaten path islands. I hope that you enjoy this post as much I have enjoyed writing it. Corn Islands, NicaraguaLocation: Off the Atlantic…