8 Topics to discuss before traveling with friends

amigas on trail

The Amigas on the trail!

Happy Sunday everyone! I’m writing this from my happy place – my swinging chair on my front porch, with my dog keeping me company.  I LOVE my front porch – it’s my favorite place for morning coffee, meditation, afternoon tea with friends, watching the rain, or just to curl up with a good book. My husband and I sometimes eat dinner out here as well!

Two years ago, I cycled 240 miles through Austria along the Danube River with two friends. We are currently training for our next trip (biking through the Czech Republic in the fall) and this got me thinking about topics we discussed ahead of time that helped make our travel smoother. So here’s our list, in hopes that it might help someone else have a better trip! My assumption here is that you value the friends you will be traveling with and want to nurture those friendships…if not, maybe ask yourself why you’d want to travel with them in the first place!

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A Day out in Raleigh

NC Museum of History

Happy Thursday all – here’s another post in my Wednesday Wanderings series (it’s a day late…we can pretend it’s Wednesday today, right)? Despite the fact that I’ve lived in NC for five years now, I’ve never visited any of the museums in Raleigh. So yesterday my husband and I decided to take a day trip and explore the North Carolina Museum of History.

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Five things to consider when choosing a hotel in New York City


NYC skyline – photo courtesy of pixabay

Happy Wednesday all! Today’s post describes how I choose a hotel when I go to New York City.  A couple of weeks ago, we took a quick trip to NYC to see Hamilton for my birthday. After the tickets were purchased, I had to decide where to stay, and thought you all might like a peek into my thought process.

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It’s Never Too Late for a Dream


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New chapters in life can be exhilarating.  They can be terrifying. They are often both at the same time! Whether your new chapter is a birthday, empty nesting, a move to a new state, your youngest child going to school full-time, a new job, a divorce or simply a time when you are ready for a change, it is never too late to CHOOSE the direction you want to take! Don’t be afraid to dream big…we never know where our dreams will take us but I do know that if we don’t dream, we sure won’t go anywhere!

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A Day Trip to Appomattox Court House

Richmond Lynchburg Stage Road

The Richmond-Lynchburg Stage Road that runs through the village of Appomattox Court House

Hello all! I’m sitting in my cozy little office on the third floor of my house (i.e. a nook in the attic) watching the rain come pouring down…I hope it’s sunny where you are. I’m beginning a new series today called “Wednesday Wanderings”, which will include posts about day trips and fun outings! I’m in central North Carolina, so let me know if there are any destinations in this area about which you’d like to read.

My son went back to college for spring semester later than most of his friends, so we had him to ourselves for a couple of weeks at the end of January. One of my goals this year is to support our National Parks by visiting as many as I can, so we decided to take a day trip to Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, where General Robert E. Lee surrendered to Lt. General Ulysses S. Grant on April 9, 1865.

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