Every winter I try to escape the cold and go somewhere warm. Last year I escaped to a balmy Portugal as a belated birthday getaway, but this year Mark and I decided to do a bit of a bigger trip. We settled on Central America, a region I am eager to explore more of, and after realizing Costa Rica might break our budget, we decided Belize (with a short side trip to Guatemala) would be just the right fit. Continue reading “A Preview: Belize and Guatemala”
The decision to stop blogging has been a tough one but one that I’ve thought over carefully. While I’ve enjoyed sharing my travels with my audience over the past 22 months, it’s really changed how I travel and the amount of time I have free to focus on other things like my family, my day job, and my health. Continue reading “The End of Noelle Across The Pond”
As someone who tends to do well with following through on doing things once I’ve verbalized them (or written them for anyone on the internet to read!), my travel goals each year are important for me to accomplish. In 2017, I made it to every destination on my list sans Austria, so I’m setting the bar high for myself in 2018 as well. Continue reading “Noelle Across The Pond in 2018”
Marietta, Ohio is the kind of place that once you’ve been, you’ll wonder why you didn’t make it there sooner. Named as one of “Ohio’s Best Hometowns” by Ohio Magazine, Marietta is the kind of place where you come for the charm but stay for the community. Continue reading “Small City Charm in Marietta, Ohio”
As was October, November was filled with travel: two trips to California and a road trip to Ohio – although strangely the month didn’t feel that busy. It seems that its only taken four trips to California in the past few months for me to start getting over jet lag of traveling west (and not getting it at all when I return east!). I also hit another “travel to-do” of visiting my 26th state, Ohio! Not knowing what to expect with a trip to Ohio, it was a pleasant surprise to find the town of Marietta, where my family and I visited, to be a vibrant place and that there was plenty to do, even in winter. It also rekindled my enjoyment of road trips, as we passed through areas of Maryland and West Virginia that I hadn’t previously driven through.
Continue reading “Noelle’s Monthly Recap: November 2017”