10 Years of traveling solo! Let’s Celebrate–I’m going to ??????


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


I’m going to……..SE Asia!

So after embarking on a new horizon earlier this year by traveling to China, it occurred to me that 2017 marks 10 years that I committed to traveling wherever I wanted to go with or without a companion. The funny thing is that now that I’m comfortable traveling solo, I’m finding like minded travel companions. I decided that I needed to do a big trip to stretch my traveling resume. I threw that idea out to the woman I went to China with and she found an amazing itinerary for SE Asia.

So after thinking about it for –oh a minute–we decided to reserve the trip. The itinerary is Bangkok, Singapore, Bali, & Hong Kong. 15 days to explore SE Asia–I’ve always wanted to to see those cities but I thought it would be well into the future before I ever made it happen. I have to start researching the necessities like if we need visas and what to pack. I can’t wait to crack open my travel guides–I will probably be going book shopping in the near future. The only field trip I know that I really want sign up for is the day trip to Macau the last day of the trip from Hong Kong.

Now I’m on countdown to June.