In Transit

I am absolutely certain that world peace is easier achieved than sleep on a plane. I quickly discovered this when I spent the entirety of the first connecting flight watching movies and for the second one (10 hours) where I tried sleeping, I ended up staying awake with eyes that burned as much as childbirth. 435 more words


Liebster Award

I am happy to announce that I have been nominated for the Liebster Award


What is the Liebster award?

The liebster is an award given out to bloggers by other bloggers to help create a network and support each other as we start off on our blogging journey. 1,087 more words


Labor Day Trip

It’s summer and I’ve been craving for the beach for so long. But with summer class going on, I can’t just pack up my bags and leave… 1,536 more words

Cadiz City

We may be eaten by bears

In response to this week’s Discover Challenge

Gem here, back for another round of this blogging lark. And I suppose now is the perfect time to talk about the issues we’ve faced in getting set up for our tour of Europe. 759 more words

Real Life


Hello everyone, due to low traffic and enthusiasm, I am updating my blog to be up with the current times we live in.  As you can see, I have added a Google+ page, a Facebook page, and a Twitter account and possibly an Instagram in the future, but I’m not sure about that one yet.   24 more words



We are absolutely digging the US National Whitewater Center. What an amazing addition to Charlotte it was when it came here ten years ago. I cannot believe it’s been here for ten years. 250 more words


Getting People To Actually "Read" Your Blog Posts Rather Than "Like" It (For Beauty, Travel & Food Bloggers)

1. Create Eye Cataching Headlines

The first part of being readable is getting your reader’s attention, which starts with the headline. Interestingly, while eight out of 10 people will read your headline, only two out of 10 will read the rest. 640 more words