Travel Tales, Italy

Study Abroad: Rome: Arrival : Summer 2012

When I originally started this blog it was to tell the stories of my past travels and share new adventures as they happen. I’ve been going backwards in time with my posts: Colorado, Alaska, China. This series is going to go back even farther. In college I took a summer study abroad class. I was… Continue reading Study Abroad: Rome: Arrival : Summer 2012

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Texas, Weekend Wanderings

Weekend Wanderings: Texas Roadside Stands

Many states have roadside stands but because I’m from Texas I’m particularly fond of ours. Recently I visited two: a firework stand and a sweet corn stand. Now firework stands are a dime a dozen in the couple of weeks preceding the fourth of July and New Years Eve. Different cities have different laws regarding… Continue reading Weekend Wanderings: Texas Roadside Stands

China, Travel Tales

China: Final Thoughts

I should have done this after the last of my Alaska posts but didn’t think about it at the time. I’ll probably go back and recap that trip too. China was amazing. Yes there are major difference in culture and language but I didn’t go there to see what I was accustomed to at home.… Continue reading China: Final Thoughts

Holiday, Texas

Weekend Wanderings: Granbury, TX: Old-Fashioned July 4th Celebration

This July 4th was a bit of a weird one for all of us because it fell on a Wednesday. Smack dab in the middle of the week - no time to really go anywhere and definitely not enough time to party and recover. My boyfriend and I decide this oddly timed holiday was the… Continue reading Weekend Wanderings: Granbury, TX: Old-Fashioned July 4th Celebration

China, Travel Tales

China: Shanghai Jing’An Temple: March 2016

The last day of our China trip dawned. We had been in the country for 13 days. I wasn’t ready to leave, I don’t think anyone was. With that we decided to make the use of the few hours before our bus to the airport. I don’t remember who suggested the Jing’An Temple but my… Continue reading China: Shanghai Jing’An Temple: March 2016

China, Travel Tales

China: Shanghai Museum and Acrobat Show: March 2016

Hey all hope that your week is going well and that you enjoyed Monday’s book review. Back to Shanghai today. After lunch and the embroidery shop we headed to the Shanghai Museum.  When the bus pulled up there was this little old lady sitting on the concrete edge of a raised bed. You could tell… Continue reading China: Shanghai Museum and Acrobat Show: March 2016

China, Travel Tales

China: Shanghai Skylines and Embroidery: March 2016

Hey all, I hope you are having a good week so far. I hope you are ready to explore more of China. From the Yuyuan Gardens and the silk shop we headed over to see a fantastic view of the Shanghai skyline. I know the local tour guide was giving us all shorts of interesting… Continue reading China: Shanghai Skylines and Embroidery: March 2016

China, Travel Tales

China: Old Shanghai and Yuyuan Gardens: March 2016

Happy Wednesday everyone I hope you are having a great week. Last week I deviated from China a bit but we are going back today. From Wuhan we flew to Shanghai, our last city before departure back home. I’m from Dallas and no stranger to skyscrapers but China has Dallas beat by miles and miles.… Continue reading China: Old Shanghai and Yuyuan Gardens: March 2016

Texas, Weekend Wanderings

Weekend Wanderings: Galveston Island Brewing

I’m a big craft beer fan. Each brewery has its own take on each different type of beer and I like to try most of them (sorry, not a big pale ale or IPA fan). I didn’t know this brewery existed until last week. In preparation for heading down to Galveston I wanted to find… Continue reading Weekend Wanderings: Galveston Island Brewing

State and National Parks, Texas, Travel Tales

Galveston Island State Park: Visitors Guide: May 2018

I hope that everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend. To all who served, that you for your service and sacrifice. It is Wednesday and you are probably expecting a China story, never fear, they will be back next week. Over the long weekend Keltin and I visited Galveston Island State Park. Hopefully this will… Continue reading Galveston Island State Park: Visitors Guide: May 2018