I’ve got a bad case of wanderlust.
I’ve had the good fortune to travel quite a bit over the past few months – to quite diverse places.
Minneapolis to visit my old stomping grounds from the early 90s. A road trip loop from Oregon through Idaho, Utah, and Colorado – dropped my daughter off at school in Denver – then headed up through Wyoming to Jackson Hole and back home to Oregon. Brooklyn to meet up with my Becoming co-founder and dear friend, Susan McPherson. And next up a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Philippines to visit a family friend.
Travel begets travel. The travel bug bit this girl hard and I’m itching for adventure. What’s weighing heavily on my mind are the logistics involved – the planning, the booking and the packing…and where to go to next.
This newsletter is dedicated to travel to give us a nudge to hit the road.
While my husband and I are not frequent flyer business travelers, we’re often able to fly using points. Our upcoming trip to the Philippines is paid for with rewards. The trick: putting everything on our credit cards and paying them off each month. This guide provides the ins-and-outs of hacking travel rewards to get "free" flights.
I tend to over pack. And then I wear the same thing over and over again. For my upcoming trip, I want to pack efficiently and effectively so I don’t have to lug a heavy bag around. Who would know how to pack better than the staff of Travel + Leisure?
International travel is exciting. But there is nothing like a road trip. There’s so much to see right here in our own backyard. I came across this interactive mapon Mental Floss that provides a route around the US and what to see along the way.
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.Broad, wholesome, charitable views of [wo]men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”
― Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad/Roughing It
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Can’t wait to download Sharon Jones’ new, and sadly last, recording.
Just finished "Behold the Dreamers" by Imbolo Mbue. A page turner about immigrants from Cameroon trying to make ends meet in NYC 2008. Gave me new insight and empathy.