Stockholm, Sweden–a view of Gamla Stan coming into the ferry terminal from one of my day trips to Uppsala.
I have several favorite places for different reasons so I have a new mini-series planned–Favorite Places-Europe, Favorite Places-USA, Favorite Places-Asia (after my SE Asian adventure later this year) and maybe Favorite Places-City/Attractions or Favorite Places-Day Trip Destinations.
I’ll start with my comfort zone–Europe. I think my criteria for determining “favorite” status will be feeling of comfort while there, ease of getting around, the attractions, and if I’d return (& if I’ve returned–how many times).
Here’s my list of top ten cities in Europe: Continue reading
2017 is a big year for me, because it marks the 10th year that I’ve been traveling solo. In March of 2007, I just started a new graduate program to obtain my educational leadership certificates (building & district administration) and I was feeling unsettled and in a teaching rut. This happens to me every few years, I get into a rut and then all of sudden I make several large changes in my life and it shakes things up a bit. For a person who doesn’t like change, this is a big deal. To an outsider, these seemingly rash decisions appear out of the blue, but the truth is that many of these changes are on a slow simmer for years in my brain while I suss out what I want to change and how to implement it. Once I commit to the change, I’m all in and I want it immediately so everything seems random and quick. Continue reading