Travel on the Side

Monthly Archives: January 2015

I’m not what you would call a frequent flyer–I take around 3 trips per year. However, in 2011, I decided to get in on the airline miles action with a Delta SkyMiles American Express card. Why Delta? Well..since I’m not exactly jetting across the globe every month, I liked that my miles wouldn’t expire with Delta–I could let them build up. Living in Wisconsin, I also liked that I had easy connections… Read More

It’s Throwback Thursday! One of my best experiences of college was doing a semester abroad during my senior year of school: Fall 2000. Prior to that, my only experience outside of the United States was crossing the bridge from Michigan into Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. The study abroad experience helped me think about how the U.S. is perceived across the world and appreciate differences and attributes of other cultures. I was based… Read More

Visited my mom back in Indiana over the Christmas holiday. Indiana is where I’m from…but it ceased being “home” a long time ago. I grew up in a small town. All everyone wants to do is escape it. Can’t blame them. Not a lot of good jobs. Not a lot of stuff to do. The “big city” was (and is) Fort Wayne and that’s where a lot of people end up. In… Read More