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Year Three

WordPress so graciously reminded me yesterday that it was my three-year blog-a-versary, and with as busy as life has been, I welcomed the opportunity to slow down and reflect on the last three years here at Pictures and Plane Tickets. When I hit “publish” on that first day I would have never imagined all that would happen over the next three years, let alone all the fun adventures we’ve experienced, crazy things we’ve done, and the interesting people we’ve met from all over the world. There are a lot…

Chasing Memories

I’ve mentioned on the blog before that my great-grandmother Karin (we called her Mas–short for Grandma) was a huge influence in my life from an early age. I would go to her house every day before and after school and almost every day in the summer for a good part of the first 12 years of my life. In the summertime, I remember sitting out under her covered porch listening to stories from Mas’s childhood. Stories about pestering apartment neighbors, stories about her siblings, stories about that special Christmas when she received an…

Travel Tips Thursday–Writing It All Down

I received a journal last year as a bridal shower gift and I instantly knew that it was the perfect opportunity to start writing down my thoughts and feelings while on vacation. This gift would become my vacation journal. A year later, I can’t even begin to tell you how happy I am that I decided to start a travel journal. It has been on all of our vacations since we have been married and I try to take a few moments each day to write a little something: what we did, how we felt, what we ate…