Two Days of Gluttony in Philadelphia

Stop me if you’ve heard this one. An analyst and a blogger walk into a bar…. This bar just so happens to be the bar from the hit TV show It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Husband and I took a seat towards the back of the bar at Paddy’s, passing the grizzled regulars seated near the …

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What Places Are Part of Who You Are?

“What places are part of who you are?” I have thought about this question so much over the years but had never seen it verbalized until just the other day. I just read an amazing book called Hokkaido Highway Blues by Will Ferguson. The author hitchhiked from the very bottom of Japan all the way to Hokkaido …

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Finding My Nana’s Spirit in South Africa

On May 14, 2015 I saw my Nana in the South African bush. She died May 14, 2014. I may sound crazy, but I am a big believer that dreams are a means of communication. Right after my Nana passed, I had conversations with her in my dreams. Every night for several nights. Then one …

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How to Find Cheap Flights Like a Pro

Without a doubt, the most common question I’m asked is “How do I find cheap flights?”. The sad answer is that there’s no secret website that has all of the cheap flights for sale, but if you’re willing to put in some work you can usually find some great deals. Since I’m asked this so much, …

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2 Weeks in Southern Africa

Want to visit Southern Africa but don’t have a lot of time? Follow in my footsteps and you’ll be amazed at how much you can see and do with just two weeks in southern Africa! My trip to southern Africa was honestly life changing. I dreamed of going ever since I was a little kid …

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What You Should Know Before You Travel to Zimbabwe

Have you ever been confronted by street hawkers trying to sell you stuff? Have you ever been chased down the street by said hawker as he drops the price more and more until he offers to give you everything he has for $1 US? Welcome to Zimbabwe. To be fair, Zimbabwe has made great progress …

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