Thursday, July 11, 2013

Travel Happy

Since I graduated from high school, I knew I wanted to see the world. I was lucky enough to have amazing parents that took us on a cruise and traveled all across the United States with us. Seriously y'all, I've been to 32 of the 50 states I believe. And I'm not talking about just driving through. But staying the night on a road trip totally counts :)

After I graduated, I was invited by my best friend Nicole to go to Columbia {the country not the city in South Carolina}. It was a once in a lifetime experience that I'll never forget. Shopping in Bogota...laying by the pool and beaches in Cartagena....take me back! Aside from the beauty of the country, I also saw a side that I was completely sheltered from. Police with machine guns in the streets...people offering you cocaine...but don't worry, we had body guards and bulletproof windows because Nicole's step-dad had been working there.

I would say that is when I became travel happy and I was hooked. I finally got to go to Europe in 2007 when Charlotte's family invited us to stay with them in Norway for Christmas and New Years. So like I've said before...I want to see the world!

This year has been no different. I can't believe we're already half way through and I've packed in so much!


A trip to Denver and Golden, Colorado to see my friends Luke & Courtney as well as my baby brother Ben!


Orlando, Florida for the Disney Princess half marathon, Disney World and Harry Potter World!


Dallas, Texas to run the Rock 'n Roll half marathon and visit my wonderful sister-in-love Kate!


San Antonio, TX for a weekend get away with my girl Julie! We successfully took no pictures not like us :) We were just having too much fun acting like tourists in SA since Julie was moving soon!


Rome, Italy and Marseilles, France for the first part of our Gougler Super Vacation 2013 :)


Palma, Mallorca; Barcelona, Spain; Naples, Italy; and Sorrento, Italy also during our Gougler Super Vacation 2013. {And I've just realized that I didn't blog about Naples & Sorrento...blogger fail. Next week my friends. Get ready!}


New Braunfels, TX for a river float and Schlitterbahn on 4th of July weekend!

I realize that several of our trips have just been in Texas, but to me, that's traveling! Seeing something or someone I wouldn't see on a daily basis. Getting out of our house, exploring new cities, trying new things, that's what traveling is all about right?!

Here's what we have coming up!
August: Another trip to New Braunfels! Austin, TX to move Emily into her new apartment!
September: A lot of time in College Station {Aggie football} & girls trip to Boston and Cape Code for a half marathon and exploring!
October: More time in College Station
November: New York City for Thanksgiving with Nicole & Cliff
December: College Station for Christmas with the in-loves if that counts!

So those are only our planned adventures. Lots of time in College Station come fall, two big trips {the boys are going to Arkansas when the girls go to Boston/Cape Cod}, and I'm sure I'll be in Austin with Charlotte bothering Emily every so often! Oh and another trip to Dallas will need to happen so I can see Kristin. I think that's it :) Not sure when I'll squeeze it all in, but I'm okay with that.

Do you like to travel or stay home?
Any big travel adventures planned for this year?

Until next time...
With love and God bless,


  1. wow lots of traveling this year for sure! that is awesome! making me wish we could travel a bit more

  2. A girl after my own heart!! The travel bug is constantly itching I finish one trip and I'm already trying to plan the next, ha! That's the plus side to being footloose and free, I guess! :)

    International or state-side, doesn't matter to long as I'm seeing something new I'm a happy girl! Ha! :)

  3. Dang girl! I am super jealous!! Fun times!

  4. LOVE to travel!! Obviously since it's part of my blog title hehe! You've been to a lot of fantastic places this year! The past couple of years I've been traveling just a little bit less trying to save some pennies and adjust to living with a significant other :) But this next summer we're taking a big trip - we just haven't decided where!

  5. I love all of your travels! Rome, Boston and Austin are some of my favorite places. I am right there with you - I think traveling is good for the soul. My husband and I had a crazy 2012 for travel, but now with baby on the way, it's pretty quiet!

  6. You are keeping Bucee's in business, for sure! I love Austin. I think I've been three times this year. I'm going to Delaware for Christmas to see my FIL and we are supposed to see a Giants game in NJ and spend at least an afternoon in NYC while we're there. I love that you can do so much in New England! And mayyyybe Vegas next month but only if I'm lucky!

  7. I love to travel as much as possible too. I'll go anywhere!! I'm SO excited you are coming to Boston and the Cape. Let me know the dates. We must plan a meet up. What race are you running?

  8. so jealous that you get to travel so much! Nick and I have always wanted to but never have. We still haven't gone to Austin or San Antonio!

  9. Wow you get around! I love that you travel so much in the US too, I think a lot of people focus on seeing the world (which is important too of course) and forget their own country. I recently moved to Sweden and have met Swedes who have seen more of the US than I have!


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