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Category: Wanderlust Wednesdays

When I Lived in Europe: Brookie’s Trip

For today, I thought I’d do a little throwback post to my very first blog entitled, **cringe** “Brittany is Taking Over Europe.”  I wrote this way back in 2006 when I lived in a little slice of paradise in Austria for my semester abroad.  You can…

24 Hours in St. Pete

Surprise! I ventured down to St. Petersburg, FL for a very quick Mother’s Day trip.  I still can’t believe I pulled it off in such a short amount of time (and money-my last-minute flight was $135 nonstop RT), but I definitely feel like I…

My Summer Bucket List

I need to make sure my summer is awesome..  I hate the feeling when a season ends, and I don’t feel like I totally experienced it.  Last fall, for example, I would have loved to visit vineyards, go apple picking, and do all those fun stereotypical things..  It…

Wanderlust Wednesday: Spring Training in the Cactus League

If there was one thing in the world that I could change, it would be the ridiculous policy for air travel and cancellations.  If everyone was like Southwest, the world would be a much better and happier place.  I flew across the country whilst sick.  Like, sicker than I had…

How I Afford Travel On An Educator’s Salary (Without Driving Myself in to Debt)

Perhaps the #1 question I am asked is how I can afford to travel on a educator’s salary (note: I’m technically not a teacher, but my job definitely falls under the “educator” umbrella.).  My travel docket is pretty extensive, and I fortunately have been…

Wanderlust Wednesdays: Rome

This list is in no particular order: I love Italy.  I love Italians.  I love pizza.  I love the Vatican.  I love gelato.  I love the Trevi Fountain.  I love floundering my way through the Italian language, only to realize that seemingly everyone in Italy speaks English… Have I…

Wanderlust Wednesdays: Austria

A bunch of my blog archives from my old site (which can be found here) talk about the most life-changing experience ever: my semester abroad.  While I have plenty of gripe about with my darling alma mater, the experience of living in a 14th century Carthusian Monastery in the…

Wanderlust Wednesdays: Ireland

Last summer’s European vacation started with a quick trip to Ireland… No offense to the many lads and lassies out there, but I had heard such mixed reviews about Ireland that I didn’t know if I was going to like it..  Rest assured, I looooooooooooved…

Wanderlust Wednesdays: A Little Mountain Escape

A few weeks ago, a friend and I went on a little excursion to scout out a place for a group trip this summer.  It was a mid-Novemeber weekend, and the weather was crisp and perfect.  And it’s only a (very picturesque) three hour drive from DC…