Getting those shots!

We are celebrating with different shots in 2021 than in this 2013 photo—but we are celebrating just the same 🥳 As someone who is missing an organ and nearly died from sepsis, pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome 13 years ago—all things that COVID can cause—I am so happy to be vaccinated, to lift theContinue reading “Getting those shots!”

Is it Safe to Travel During the COVID-19 Pandemic? Here’s What We Experienced

I understand completely if people want to put off all travel until the pandemic is over. For me, travel is part of what keeps me going, and as the pandemic draws on, I had to find a way to travel safely and respectfully while maintaining social distancing. Here are some tips based on what we learned on our road trip.

My A-to-Z Travel Memories: Reflections on World Travel in a Time of Isolation

Staying grounded isn’t emotionally easy. We all have fear or financial uncertainty and suffer from boredom or stress that we didn’t have before the pandemic. So keep me from going too stir crazy, I’ve been posting some travel memories—one each day—from A to Z. I thought I’d put them all together and share them here.

4 Truths About Real Travel

Daydreams of world travel often feature champagne greetings, comfy first-class seats, romantic train rides with stunning scenery, moderate hikes to gorgeous vistas, and contemplative strolls through historic sites that connect your soul with antiquity. But, yeah, you know where we’re going with this one, right?

My HuffPost Article on Surviving ICU

I just wanted to share my HuffPost Personal article here. This is why I travel like there’s no tomorrow and savor every minute I spend with my loved ones. ~ LiAnn I Spent 4 Weeks Near Death In The ICU. Here’s What I Learned Struggling For My Life. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/near-death-icu_n_5c6efd0ae4b0e2f4d8a3ecf1

Remembering Pop

My grandfather was a quiet man with a snarky sense of humor, but what he was more than anything was good man who cared about his family. I remember being a kid and walking around our 10 acre property with him in upstate Pennsylvania. He taught me all about the trees. I remember one thatContinue reading “Remembering Pop”