Bucket List: England (& 8-Day London Itinerary)

I was a busy little bee while in England. I marked a whopping 28 things off my bucket list! People keep asking for my London itinerary…so here it is! (Links take you to the exact tour/ticket landing page.) Day 1 (Arrived late afternoon) 7:30 pm: West End show: Kinky Boots   Day 2 8:00 am: Windsor Castle […]

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And I Miss You

I’m homesick. There. I said it. I know you’ve been disappointed in the past. …because I wasn’t. You thought that to be unreasonable, insensitive, callous even. And maybe you were right. Maybe I did shut off some of my emotions for the past seven months. Adventure called to me and I dove in. New experiences, […]

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The TSA Agent Who Changed My Life

I was flying to Los Angeles after burying my father when an irritable TSA agent yelled at me for forgetting to take off my jacket. I peaked up at the gruff man towering over me with tears in my eyes and pleaded, “My dad just died. Can you be nice to me? Please?” There are […]

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The Confession

When I first began this journey around the world, I was praised for sharing every thought and feeling on my blog…well, praised by most. Frankly, my mother was mortified. Then I went radio silent. As most of you guessed, I fell off the no booze and boys wagon after a bumpy twenty-seven days; but that […]

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Day 12: The Spaniard

Of course I met a Spaniard. At a train station. On the way to Madrid. Because this is my life. And my life likes to mock me. How did we meet, you ask? Well, as mentioned in previous posts, I overpacked. And while I did consolidate, I can’t pick up the heavy rolling bag…so he […]

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Day 5: Flirting With Living Abroad Permanently

I was engaged to a German. Not many people know that. I had the ring, the dress, invitations were out, guests bought their flights…and just like that it was over. A decade ago. And while I was too scared at the time to even consider moving to a different country, I don’t think it was sheer […]

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Day 4: I Survived

That is all. Nothing more. Nothing less. …Glared at the people drinking sangria with dinner…it looked so refreshing… *sigh* Photograph: Street in the El Carmen neighborhood of Valencia, Spain © Joelle Pittman

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