Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Travel Editor at The Lady Project

About a year ago, I was asked by the lovely women over at The Lady Project to join their team of bloggers as travel editor. I could not have been more excited to have a place to share my love of travel with an inspiring group of women.

This week I featured photographer Diana Brennan, as she gave me some pointers on taking better travel photography. You can read the whole piece over on The Lady Project site.

I invite you to check out all of my pieces, and all the others too.

Photo: Diana Brennan

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Peru Journal, Finished!

Putting a full journal on my shelf when I get home, is always the last part of any trip. This trip, however, I came home with just the signatures of the book, and needed to sew them all together. I chose a National Geographic map of Peru for the front and back, with the Sacred Valley and all our stops on the trip visible, and used a soft binding.

For the collection of ephemera that I hadn't glued in, I made a folder on the back from a brochure that I picked up along the way.

This worked out perfectly to leave me with a journal that doesn't bulge and holds everything snugly.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Turning 40 in the Andes

Certain trips are hard to sum up easily. For everyone who asked me, "how was your trip?" I found myself at a loss of how to answer. How do you sum up seeing Machu Picchu in small talk? When my massage therapist asked me how my trip was, I stumbled and told her it's so hard to answer. "Forever changed?" she asked. Yeah, I am. I've been home nearly 2 weeks, and am still coming down from this experience.

Despite all the jokes about turning 40, I'm really excited about this next decade. Each decade brings with it new adventures, renewed confidence and moments of clarity. I turned 40 at the Incan ruins in Moray and felt so happy at where I am in life and ready for whatever is coming next.

Peru is way too huge a trip to sum up in one blog post, so expect a lot of small ones over the next couple of weeks as I come down from this high.