Fernweh: An ache for distant places; missing places you’ve never been. A certain craving for travel. A feeling even stronger than ‘wanderlust’ (Origin: German) Will and I at the front door of our palace, Francine the Travel Machine, in La Quinta, California shortly before we crossed into Baja California, Mexico. December 2021 - Photo Credit: … Continue reading The Ache to Travel
Author: Beth McComb
Just laugh it off. It's better than it seems.
He was a bold man that first ate an oyster.
Author: Johnathon Swift Five months have passed since we arrived at Melbourne Tullamarine airport (MEL) from Minneapolis St Paul airport (MSP), ready to start this adventure. As I write, I am heading to MEL again, crossing the Bass Strait from Tasmania to the main land, feeling pretty lucky for the experience we’ve had thus far. … Continue reading He was a bold man that first ate an oyster.
Such Is Life as a Stay At Home Wife
Melodies can bring back memories, and define periods of life. Presently, "Too Much Time On My Hands" (by Styx) is one of my themes. I don't have a job (yet) and Will and I are living in a hotel. I've mastered the skills of cooking in a mini kitchen with only a bread knife and … Continue reading Such Is Life as a Stay At Home Wife
The Great Ocean Road
A slideshow of memories captured on our weekend drive down The Great Ocean Road. Breathtaking views, quaint little towns, wildlife and wind!
This marks our third week living in Australia. Typically after two weeks on a travel adventure, it's time to go home and get back to work. I have to get used to the fact that this extended "vacation" is my life. Yesterday I was out exploring parks and neighborhoods and I was surprised by the … Continue reading Settling In
From Minneapolis to Melbourne
Life has felt pretty charmed these days. Just a few months ago I was traveling through Israel with my mom and my husband, Will. After swimming in the Jordan River, Will had a phone interview for a job in Australia. At that time it seemed like a really cool idea, but far from reality. A … Continue reading From Minneapolis to Melbourne
Why would anyone ever want to go to the Middle East?
I recently returned from a trip to the Middle East. I traveled with my husband and mother around Israel and into Jordan for two weeks. Now that we're back, the first question people typically ask is, "Did you feel safe?" Sure, I'd think about past events and the emotional and religious charge that the region … Continue reading Why would anyone ever want to go to the Middle East?
“If she hadn’t started running with a traveling man…”
If she hadn't started running with a traveling man, then she never would have slept in a tent like this... ..but with a good partner, everything is an adventure. The Oak Ridge Boys were playing a show at Grand Casino Mille Lacs on Saturday March 26th, 2016, and Mille Lacs Kathio State Park was less … Continue reading “If she hadn’t started running with a traveling man…”
Consume less, travel more
At the end of 2014 I read an article about a woman who decided to shop only at consignment stores for a year. She gave herself a $50/month budget. The article fascinated me, and it sounded like a challenge I wanted to try. Did I really need to make a detour through the clothing section … Continue reading Consume less, travel more