As we wind down the first month of 2017, I would like to reflect on the good that this past year has brought me. It was so easy toward the end of the year to feel down about things I didn't accomplish, but with the new year in tow, I've learned to appreciate the growth … Continue reading The Best Things I Learned in 2016
Today was the first day I was home without you. I arrived from a long day of flying to a house full of family, and spent the evening laughing, playing games and eating everything in sight. The house cleared, and there was a silence I hadn't felt in a very long time. I walked to … Continue reading The Pet Takes You Home
Zachary Zirlin Photography Family road trips as a kid were plagued by this question. It seems we couldn't go more than 10 minutes without someone nagging. Nowadays I've got a handy GPS, but "are we there yets" are still all too familiar. These childhood road trip worries have shifted to an every day mentality. I spend … Continue reading Are we There Yet?
Zachary Zirlin Photography No, it's not a phase. No, I have not (officially) jumped off the deep end. No, the "city" or "traveling" life has not got the best of me. I just wanted a change. -- Sounds silly right? I mean after this past year's whirlwind becoming a flight attendant, moving away from home and … Continue reading Why I Put a Hole in my Nose
·Dedicated in memory of Randy Wilson· Alan Bryant A few short days ago my home experienced a terrible loss. Working through emotions amidst tragedy, I was brought back to a passage I read in The Return of the King, specifically from the edition's preface. In Peter S. Beagle's description of J.R.R. Tolkien (author of The Lord … Continue reading To the Colonizer of Dreams
'Tis the season to give everything reason to keep it's place in your life! While things may not always seem bright, there are so many things to continually be grateful for, and here are a few I hold closest to my heart! Something to Do I will always be grateful for a full day's itinerary. Moving … Continue reading 3 Things to Always be Thankful for
Kate (Miss All Over the Place) + Rachel (All Things Blush) You've grown up and made it through every awkward phase, congratulations! Going through all that together (and knowing how much black mail they've got) has made you friends for life. Here are the perks of having a best friend for the long-haul: 1. You always have … Continue reading The Perks of Having a Long-Term Best Friend
Scott Griffin You guys I can't believe it! Miss All Over the Place is a year old! I'm so grateful that this journey has already taken me further than I imagined. It has become my biggest motivator to becoming the best adventurer and version of myself I can be. What a lot of people don't know … Continue reading Happy Birthday MAOTP!
Romeo Lacandola It's 2:45am EST on November 9th, 2016. I am sitting alone at home and in tears, because Donald Trump is our next president. Now if you know anything about me, it's that politically I've always been withdrawn. I was raised in a conservative Texas town where I never really fit in. That place was … Continue reading My Take on Trump’s America
Photo: Scott Griffin A few months ago I had a layover in Baltimore... Although I was alone, I wanted to take advantage of exploring the city for the first time. There was a festival taking place that week, so I wandered down to the harbor to take everything in. Eventually I worked up an appetite that … Continue reading Table for One, Please