We just had the pleasure of spending a few days in one of my all time favorite places: New York City. We hit up the island of Manhattan twice and went on a full-out playground tour. So what do we recommend doing with preschoolers if you find yourself in Manhattan for a day? I’d say¬†anything […]


Summer in Michigan is beautiful, but I think autumn in the Midwest is my favorite time of year in any place on the planet. Knowing we are leaving for a life of traveling makes me appreciate this last spectacular season at “home”. Who knows when the next fall we spend in Michigan will be? It […]

I’ve had many, many people (co-workers, family, friends) ask me about my future as a travel nurse in January. Most people ask, “Where are you going first?” or some variation of this question. The answer is, “I don’t know yet, it’s complicated.” This is followed by a lengthy, not always interesting explanation of how this […]

By Christmas I will have said goodbye to my employer of 8 years, and hello to a new life of full-time travel! Why am I willing to trade in comfort for adventure? What could possibly make me, a single mother, do something so crazy? Here are ten reasons why I’m taking the leap: 1. Traveling […]


We were staying with our friends about an hour’s drive east of San Francisco in San Ramon. We didn’t want to drive to the city every day, of course, so I found several great things to do that were closer. The first thing, of course, was hanging out with the friends we miss and enjoying […]


My second trip to San Francisco and the bay area only cemented in my mind the fact that this is THE place for me. The coastal beaches, mountains, and redwood groves are places I get lost in, and the city’s vibe is one that matches my own. When I see moms and kids with bare […]

Flights¬†and Air Travel There are lots of ways to travel on the same budget you might have at home, or even less. The first method I use is to put all of my bills and groceries and such on a credit card that gives you good points (I use the Chase Sapphire Preferred), and use […]