Momcation: 21st Century Means You’re Not Really Away

Terasse Duffering Chateau Frontenac Quebec City Canada solo female travel solo mom travel

Momcation in today's connected world makes it really hard to disconnect from home. It takes a purposeful act of will to leave it behind. Momcation Starts off Strong At home, I walk.  I walk almost every day of the week, out my front door, walking at least 7000 steps before coming home and making breakfast. … Continue reading Momcation: 21st Century Means You’re Not Really Away

Athens: Metropolitan Cathedral & Mikri Mitropoli

Entrance to Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens. Map of Plaka Athens Things to Do

The Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens is the church of the Archbishopric of Athens, and all of Greece.    Construction on the cathedral became in 1842, and it took three architects and 20 years to complete. The church used parts of 72 other churches, both derelict Byzantine churches, and churches razed for archaeological reasons, in it's … Continue reading Athens: Metropolitan Cathedral & Mikri Mitropoli

Turbulent Musings

The plane suddenly drops, leaving my stomach three to five feet above my head, then lifts just as suddenly, and then the right wing lowers a bit and we all seem to slide down to the right before it bumps back up again. It’s going to be one of those flights.

Things I Saw in Thailand Traffic

Thailand traffic motorbike child crazy scary things we see

One of the things I really value about traveling, is that we have to learn to put our "Americanness" aside.  We realize that, while sometimes it does seem so, the whole world does not speak English.  The concept of "keeping up with the Joneses" is entirely different in other countries.  Safety regulations are wildly different. … Continue reading Things I Saw in Thailand Traffic

Lunch in Ayutthaya

My husband, who has gone from Mr. Meat and Potatoes when we met and got married, to Mr. Texting Me Pictures of Silkworm Larvae and Octopus Balls (I'm not being crude there, that's what it's called on the menu.) when he is eating out for business travel, order this over our hosts frantic objections and warnings.