Oh, The Places I Will Go: 4 Places I Plan To Spend Time In As A Wandering Empty-Nester

I will be 55 when my youngest daughter graduates from high school. Who says you can’t be a wandering empty-nester? My most recent major life decision freed me from a mortgage and home maintenance. This freedom has made me start seeing my empty-nester possibilities in a whole new light! All I can think about areContinue reading “Oh, The Places I Will Go: 4 Places I Plan To Spend Time In As A Wandering Empty-Nester”

Oh How I Long To Wander: A Trip Down Memory Lane

I am a wanderer. I am always up for a new adventure, a unique opportunity to explore, a new chance to learn, and a new chance to see. I am longing for those days of exploration. So much so that my smartphone could feel it. These smartphones are a little scary sometimes! When I wokeContinue reading “Oh How I Long To Wander: A Trip Down Memory Lane”

The Last Trip: Cancun, Mexico

On March 11th, I got on what would be my last plane ride for a while. As three (it was supposed to be five but two backed out) of my friends and I boarded the plane to Cancun, we were bombarded with family and friends calling us crazy for getting on a plane and goingContinue reading “The Last Trip: Cancun, Mexico”

Fun Facts From Valencia

I was talking to Ally about our travels and decided to share a few fun facts with you all. For those of you that do not know, Alyssa a.k.a “Ally” is my 20 year-old college junior that I have been exploring Spain with. People often refer to her as my mini me. Ally’s top travelContinue reading “Fun Facts From Valencia”

Self Reflection in Spain

In addition to being fascinated by exploring new places, I enjoy travel because it gives me time for self-reflection. It is so easy when you are in the midst of your day to day routine to lose sight of the basic things that are necessary for a healthy existence. My self-reflection on this trip beganContinue reading “Self Reflection in Spain”

Mommy Daughter Travel Adventures in Barcelona, Spain

Hi guys! Ally and I are really enjoying our adventures in Spain! Tomorrow we are hopping on the train and headed to the city of Valencia for a couple of days to hang out with our family. But, before we leave Barcelona, I wanted to share some of the highlights from our stay here. WhenContinue reading “Mommy Daughter Travel Adventures in Barcelona, Spain”

The “ATL”

In 1999 when I packed my bags (actually now that I think of it I really did not do much packing. My family was so mad when they came to move me because they kept telling me to have my ish together.) and said goodbye to Atlanta I did not experience an overwhelming sense ofContinue reading “The “ATL””

Phoenix, Arizona Forged a Place in My Heart: Tonza’s Travel Adventures

When I walked through the streets of downtown Phoenix, I felt like I belonged. I felt free. I felt as though I had finally found my landing spot (I felt this feeling when I was surfing in Maui many years ago too! LOL!). Anywho enough about my deep feelings for Phoenix. I wanted to takeContinue reading “Phoenix, Arizona Forged a Place in My Heart: Tonza’s Travel Adventures”

Thanksgiving in Charleston, SC: Tonza’s Travel Adventures

As we walked through the historic district in Charleston, South Carolina, admiring the beautiful homes, I could just imagine myself sitting on the front porch, sipping a mint julep. Spending Thanksgiving with the “Original Divas” was a blast. If you enjoy food, history, and beautiful homes, you need to add Charleston, South Carolina, to yourContinue reading “Thanksgiving in Charleston, SC: Tonza’s Travel Adventures”

Miami! Miami!: Tonza’s Travel Adventures

Miami will definitely be seeing me again and again! What a great vibe! The most challenging part of planning this trip was deciding where to stay. I was initially determined to try to recreate my Airbnb Atlanta experience but had no luck finding an affordable, beautiful space such as the one I stayed at inContinue reading “Miami! Miami!: Tonza’s Travel Adventures”