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Once upon a time, in a land long ago, booking travel was a process involving you and one other person; travel sites were as foreign an idea as electric cars. You would think of where you wanted to go, pick up the phone to the airline or travel agent, and POOF! You were on your way.

I can remember as a child anxiously waiting for the mail to arrive when I knew we had requested information to be sent to our home from a hotel we were thinking of using. That’s right millennials; you had to call the hotel and ask them to send you a brochure.

But it is not 1989 anymore, and things have changed. Nowadays it can be a tad overwhelming to book your next trip. You might find yourself spending more time agonizing over which website to “trust” than you spend on the details of your actual trip. Sites like Tripadvisor and Orbitz are beginning to be outpaced by their competition to complicate things further. (more…)

7 Best Travel Sites

7 Best Travel Sites

Once upon a time, in a land long ago, booking travel was a process involving you and one other person; travel sites were as foreign an idea as electric cars. You would think of where you wanted to go, pick up the phone to the airline or travel agent, and POOF! You were on your way. I can remember as a child anxiously waiting for the mail to arrive when I knew we had requested information to be sent to our…

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Going Home Again

Going Home Again

So, did you miss me? I know, I went missing there for a bit. But it is not without good reason; promise. You see I just wrapped up a move back “home.” Not any move but an 8,000+ mile move to home. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been thinking a lot about this word home and how its meaning has changed. It’s more of a relative term now than anything else. It has me in a constant state of…

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262,800 minutes

262,800 minutes

Adjust; verb; to change (something) so that it fits, corresponds, or conforms; adapt; accommodate. I’ve been thinking a lot about adjustments the last few weeks and the multitude of things that we all adjust to, no matter where life happens to take us. How long our commute to work is, where we live, how far away we are from family, the passing of an election year. These are all things that many people will adjust to depending on their circumstances. …

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Don’t forget India

Don’t forget India

This morning I found myself falling back into an old habit; mindlessly scrolling through Facebook while I wake up. I stumbled upon a comment in a military spouse group I’m a member of “Congratulations to all those selected for Quantico!” I flew out of bed as if the house were on fire. I scrambled down the stairs with my eye mask still halfway over my right eye, one sock missing and my pajama pant leg pushed up I was a…

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Thankful for giving thanks

Thankful for giving thanks

As we just wrapped our second Thanksgiving overseas, I can’t help but feel incredible. Truly blessed in all areas of my life.  Our day yesterday wasn’t anything of splendor; in fact, it was just the opposite. Don’t you find more often than not that some of the very best days come from the simplest of things? We spent our Thanksgiving on our base enjoying a sprawling brunch that was not like anything I had ever seen. It wasn’t the brunch…

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Don’t worry, be happy

Don’t worry, be happy

Never say never until it’s past tense, right? That was the motto that I had adopted throughout the bulk of my adult life but now more than ever since we moved overseas. However, something the last few weeks happened that I could have sworn would “never happen” again; I fell into a funk. This funk that I am referring to was something that I had fallen into shortly after we moved. I wish I could say I fell out of…

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