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Me and some friends on top of Chicago.   It's possible to love two different lives. So many travelers, travel bloggers especially, love life on the road so much that they could never imagine going home, stopping, "settling down." And I know plenty of people in my normal life that would never dream of packing everything away to travel for a year or more. But then there are some of us who live somewhere in between. Who, while at home dream of where we will go next. Dream of our next vacation or career break. Who, while on the road, make copious amounts of...

Where I stood to watch 3 years ago. Where I will eat on Friday. Three years ago today I boarded a one-way flight to New York to attend the July Fourth Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest and begin my 'round the world trip. At the time I thought, "There's no way I would ever want to travel for more than a year," and I'm pretty sure everyone else thought, "She's not going to make it three months." But things chance. People change. Yesterday I again boarded a one-way flight to New York. This time to compete in the July Fourth Nathan's...

A certain someone said he was going to search my blog for mentions of him. A certain someone complained when I tried to give bunny ears to the cup of coffee he was taking a picture of. A certain someone pissed me off that he wouldn't date a woman who was saving herself for marriage. ...