Top 5 favorite travel-related books



I thought that I would make a short list of my favorite travel books. Although it was not my intent, all 5 of these books are based on true stories and the actual travel experiences of the writer.

Travel memoirs are certainly one of my favorite genres of books to read and I hope you check out some of the ones listed below if you haven’t already read them.

Vagabonding is more of a travel guide with lots of advice and specific websites and resources. If you’re planning an upcoming trip, it would be a great book to check out before you leave.

These are not ranked in any particular order.

1. The Lost Girls

2. Hope Runs: An American Tourist, A Kenyan boy, a Journey of Redemption

3. Vagabonding

4. Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love & Redemption

5. Eat Pray Love

What other travel books have you read or would you recommend?

Currently reading: Still Writing by Dani Shapiro

Currently listening to: Harry Potter on Pandora

Current favorites: Beyond the to-do list podcast, The Lively Show podcast


The key to living a life of adventure by Ginger Kern

Happy Thursday, everyone!

I wanted to share with you the TedX talk of my friend, Ginger Kern. I was actually first introduced to Ginger when she was living in Germany and I was living in Florida.

I quickly discovered that she has such a beautiful heart and a deep love for travel and in finding joy and adventure in everyday life.

She recently gave a TedX talk and I would highly suggest that you take 12 minutes out of your day today and check it out!

You won’t be disappointed. I know that many of you either love to travel or would like to incorporate more travel into your life.

However, regardless of whether you have yet to leave the country or have been to 100 countries, I hope you take the time to listen to what Ginger has to say and to incorporate some of her tips into your everyday life.


How can I be courageous?

How can I be more open?

I hope that you enjoy Ginger’s talk as much as I did!


Top 5 places I would love to travel to


Great Reads for November


Check out some of the best books that I’ve been reading lately! For more info or to order them, click on the book and you’ll be re-directed to Amazon.


Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand


Thrive by Arianna Huffington

Thrive by Arianna Huffington


What I Know For Sure by Oprah Winfrey

What I Know For Sure by Oprah Winfrey


Before Happiness by Shawn Achor

Before Happiness by Shawn Achor


Have you already read any of these books or do you have any other great recommendations to read this month? If so, leave a comment and let me know!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Coffee & fun in Prague, Czech Republic

mamacoffee outside shot



Heading from Berlin to Prague

Heading from Berlin to Prague

One of our favorite places to eat in Prague! We ate here twice.

One of our favorite places to eat in Prague! We ate here twice.

la boheme trip la boheme pic 1 la boheme pic 2

La Boheme

La Boheme

I need coffee trip

Coffee from "I Need Coffee"

Coffee from “I Need Coffee”

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