A trip you want to take this year

For several years now, D and I have discussed taking a big trip for my 40th birthday. We’ve discussed all the mainstream locations: London, Paris, and the like. Mostly mainland Europe. But none of those places really appeal to me much. I’m not saying I wouldn’t go, because of course I would. It’s just that there are so many more interesting and exotic places I’d rather see. I’ve never been the girl who dreamed of going to Paris.

I want to go to Tokyo and eat exotic foods, sing karaoke, and go to an owl café. Oh and visit the island with all the cats.

I want to go to Peru, hike to Machu Picchu, and sleep under the stars.

I want to go to Fiji and stay in an over the water bungalow.

I want to spend the weekend at the Black Castle in Ireland, wearing medieval costumes, playing dungeons and dragons, and walking around with candelabras for light.

I want to tour South America and then board a cruise ship to Antarctica.

I want to go to Egypt and see the pyramids.

It may not end up being this year, but I plan to start crossing these trips off my list in the not too distant future.

It’s 4:56 am

And I’m just a tiny bit homesick. I have insomnia, and I miss my bed. We brought our own comforter and pillows, which helps a lot, but it’s still not the same.

The Bordeaux here is really good though. Good wine. Good company. Today should be a lot of fun. I just wish I could get some sleep.

the view

from our room last night was pretty awesome.

After the show, we stopped at Pizza Bar for food and drinks. We finally headed back to the hotel, and some homeless guy was trying to get D’s attention so he yelled, “Hey hipster man!”

Lol forever. ❤️


We met The Joy Formidable last night before their show at recordbar in KC. We had VIP tickets so we got in early, met the band, got some swag, and got to watch an up close and personal acoustic set. Omg Ritzy is 😍😍😍.

The show itself was hit or miss. When it was good, it was fantastic, but there were some bad patches. Plus the bassist is kind of a bro, which was disappointing. We’ve seen them two other times and never got that impression, but it feels like something has changed.

It was still a great experience and we will definitely see them again if/when they tour again.

August blog challenge: day 12

Favorite trip you’ve ever taken.

This was hard, because I’ve been on some fantastic vacations, but I’ve gotta throw down with the Iceland trip. It’s something I had wanted to do for a very long time, and I was not only lucky enough to make it happen, but I experienced it with the love of my life. It was truly magical. We climbed mountains, walked on glaciers, and saw the Aurora Borealis.