"The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page."
-attributed to Saint Augustine of Hippo (debatable...)
I'm not particularly glamorous or a professional at anything, but I'm passionate about traveling and reading books. In summer of 2019, I came home from Peru and started reading a YA book that just happened to be set in the same location. While ultimately, I didn't end up liking the book, reading about Miraflores and Lima got me fired up to combine my two loves.
I'm probably not going to have too many of those perfectly poised Insta shots. (A few here and there make me feel younger - see that fancy Machu Picchu pic over there?) I like to do day trips on the East coast as much as I like flying to other countries. I travel with my kids, with my husband, and sometimes with a gaggle of girlfriends. I don't travel alone (really ever) because I'm a baby. I'm always down for new experiences - big or small, expensive or on the cheap. If it's somewhere I haven't been yet, I'm interested.
These are my little stories of where I've been and the things I've read that remind me of those travel experiences. I'm 100% amateur and am fully aware that my travel is shaped by my general mood, how many times my children had to visit the bathroom in a span of 2 hours or how much sleep I didn't get before the trip. I generally try to find the positives in every place I go, but I won't avoid the crappy stuff either. I don't really camp or backpack, although I'm not opposed to it either. It's just that at this point in my life, I value comfort and prefer to find cheap hotels or Airbnbs to stay in when I travel.
I'm just out here doing what I can to experience the world as a mom of two girls, wife, school librarian, former English teacher, novice traveler, and voracious reader. This world book is so BIG, and I want to travel all of the pages.