Since I started this blog eight months ago, I have ALWAYS had something to write about. I even wrote a post on how blogging had taken over my life… how every spare second and all free brain space were given over to blog composition. Granted, there were posts now and then that needed a kick … Continue reading It’s Finally Happened: I’m Suffering From a Case of the Dreaded Blog Clog
Podcast Episode 7 is now available on Podbean and iTunes. This week, despite being under the weather, we discussing climbing Mt. Elbert, special surprise dinners in London, the tiny country of Andorra, and plans to hike in Sedona, Arizona, for spring break 2020. We also answer the question that is surely plaguing you: Where is … Continue reading Podcast Episode 7: The Travel Architect & The Husband Team Up to Talk About Travel (Mostly)
Over Memorial Day weekend we paid a visit to eastern Wisconsin to visit my mother. One evening, we took her to a popular restaurant for a belated Mother’s Day dinner. Normally packed at 7 p.m. on a Saturday, the place was less than half full. Why? Cabin season. That’s why. In the two upper Midwest … Continue reading Are You a Cabin Person?
Podcast Episode 5 now available on Podbean and iTunes. This week we discuss good luck with Ride London entries, and bad luck with petsitters, using the Hopper app, and climbing 14ers this year. The Travel Architect also educates The Husband on what he’ll need to do to be medically ready for our trip to SE … Continue reading Podcast Episode 5: The Travel Architect & The Husband Team Up to Talk About Travel (Mostly)
America has a lot of oddball “national” days. National Buffet Day seems like a cruel joke, placed as it is on January 2, just as the weight loss resolutions are getting underway. National If Pets Had Thumbs Day on March 13 is… well… strange. But is it any stranger than National Chant at the Moon … Continue reading National Donut Day? Sure. Why Not?
We’ve just published another episode of The Travel Architect Podcast. This week we discuss grilled pizza, Colorado plans, upcoming petsit uncertainties, and the riveting topic of travel insurance. And of course we have a travel themed joke as well as the travel quiz. Podcast episode 4 can now be found on Podbean and iTunes. Enjoy! Continue reading Podcast Episode 4: The Travel Architect & The Husband Team Up to Talk About Travel (Mostly)
I’ve been obsessed with blogging lo these many months, and of course petsitting nabbed the Fixation Award for a while there, but I have another passion you might not know about: flower gardening. It wasn’t always this way. After a decade of vegetable gardening at our previous home, in a backyard patch that was way … Continue reading Blogging vs. Gardening: An Epic Battle for Supremacy
Click on Episode 3 to find our most recent episode on Podbean. It’s also available in iTunes under The Travel Architect. We took last week off… kind of surprising when you think that we’ve only been at this for 3 podcasts now, but we’re back with another one. We revisit travel regrets with the husband … Continue reading Podcast Episode 3: The Travel Architect & The Husband Team Up to Talk About Travel (Mostly)
As I mentioned in Part 1: Petsitting, Seattle was in full bloom on Easter weekend, so just walking around the Queen Anne neighborhood was great. But of course, I didn’t go to Seattle just to take care of pets and walk around residential neighborhoods. I wanted to do some sightseeing. With one exception (Pike Place … Continue reading Three Days in Seattle – A Petsitter’s Tale, Part 2: Sightseeing
OK, so I’m trying to book my first flight to Asia and it’s – pick your metaphor: giving me a fit, making me crazy, pushing me over the edge, getting my knickers in a twist. As I’m about to explain, this is no ordinary flight. We are not just flying round trip to some major … Continue reading Things I Learned from my Travel Agent