2019 – The Year of Reflection and Change

I started out 2019 with some great goals. I was going to get back into working out. I was going to focus on my career and finding my happy spot. I was going to go on great trips, and including a trip to Bali for my 40th birthday and my first ever solo trip. I…

2018 – The Year I Got Back to Travel

I’ve talked about this before. The end of 2015 saw great changes in our family life and lifestyle. 2016 w as a year of transition and 2017 was a year of adjustment. But the end of 2017 saw yet another change in our family situation, and allowed us some wiggle room to breath and more…

Place in the World – My Favorite Places

This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge was “Place in the World”. I wanted to explore what my favorite places were, and where I can be happy the minute I am there:       This has been a part of the WordPress Photo Challenge: Place in the World *Starred photo taken by Atma Photography

A Face in the Crowd – Street Photography

This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge, A Face in the Crowd, encourages photographers to post unique photos of crowds or members of crowds. For this, my husband and I collaborated to highlight some of his favorite street photography from our travels around the world. Below are my husband’s photography’s and his thoughts on why they were…

My American Girl Dream

Most girls who grew up in the 1980s and 1990s in the US knew about American Girl Dolls by Pleasant Company. I was around 8 when I first heard about American Girl. Kristen, Samantha and Molly were all 9 year old girls growing up in different time periods in the US, going through the same…

9/11 Memorial

Today is September 11th, and like most Americans,  I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing on that terrible day back in 2001.  I remember the days after and I remember the first time I saw Ground Zero.  In 2005 I moved away from New Jersey and the constant visual reminders but…