A runner with an appetite for adventure!

Travel June 16, 2009

I first got the travel bug in High School, when I went to Greece with my friends senior year. And then in college, I lived in The Netherlands for 4 months. This began my love affair with Europe. My only regret is that I missed the digital camera craze by a year. All I had was my 35mm, so I didn’t have that many pictures. Basically one roll per country. That’s only 24 photos!! Now we come back with thousands!
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Traveling and seeing new things is so important to me. I don’t know if it’s because I get a kick out of crossing things off my bucket list, or the thrill of getting off a plane without knowing the native language. But I am so thankful that I married a man who shares my hunger for travel.



Places I’ve Been in MAP format!

My World Travels:

Eastern Europe – 2011 (Contiki)Germany: Berlin Day 1
Germany: Berlin Day 2
Germany: Berlin Stasi Tour
Germany: Dresden
Czech Republic: Prague Bike Tour
Czech Republic: Prague
Austria: Vienna – Day 1
Austria: Vienna – Day 2
Hungary: Budapest – Day 1
Hungary: Budapest – Day 2
Slovakia: Banska Bystricia
Poland: Krakow – Day 1
Poland: Krakow – Day 2
Poland: Auschwitz
Poland: Warsaw – Day 1
Poland: Warsaw – Day 2
Poland: Warsaw to Berlin
Germany: Munich
Germany: Fussen to Salzburg
Austria: Sound of Music Tour
Austria: Salzburg – Salt Mines


Egypt & The Nile – 2010 (Contiki)Egypt: Cairo & Giza
Egypt: Aswan & Lake Nasser
Egypt: Abu Simbel & Kom Ombo
Egypt: Luxor
Egypt: Valley of the Kings, Karnack
Egypt: Cairo & Saqqara
Bonus: Trip Video
Dubai, UAE – 2010Dubai: Flight LA to Dubai
Dubai: Bus Tours, Abra Ride, Markets
Dubai: Mall, Burj Khalifa, Dune Bash
Dubai: Atlantis, The Palm
Dubai: Marina, Burj Khalifa
Dubai: Ski Dubai, Burj Al Arab
Bonus: Trip Video
Russia & The Baltic – 2009 (Contiki)Russia: Moscow
Russia: Novgorod
Russia: St. Petersburg
Finland: Helsinki
Estonia: Tallin
Sweden: Stockholm
Simply Italy – 2008 (Contiki)England: London
Italy: Sorrento + Pompeii
Italy: Capri
Italy: Cinque Terre
Italy: Florence
Italy: Milan
Italy: Rome
Italy: Venice
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Semester Abroad – Spring 2003Austria: Salzburg
Austria: Vienna
Czech Republic: Prague
France: French Riviera
France: Paris (Valentine’s Day)
Germany: Koln
Germany: Munich + Dachau
Hungary: Budapest
Italy: Milan + Torino
Italy: Venice
Netherlands: Amsterdam
Netherlands: Rotterdam
Spain: Barcelona
Spain: Valencia
Switzerland: Interlaken
Switzerland: Skydiving!
Other International Trips 

Greece: Athens + Islands (2001)
Iceland: Our Honeymoon (2009)
Turkey: Ephesus + Kusadasi (2001)
Canada: Vancouver
Canada: Whistler

Other Trips in the USAPennsylvania: Philadelphia
Rhode Island: Newport
Arizona: Grand Canyon
Nevada: Laughlin
California: Yosemite Nat’l Park
Utah: St. George & Zion Nat’l Park


We almost always travel Internationally with Contiki. We love our organized the tours are. We don’t have to think much about getting around, finding a hotel, getting from the airport or getting tickets into important museums and attractions. We find that we get along better and have more fun on a group tour. It’s also a great way to meet people. We’ve met great friends that we still keep in touch with. They’re also incredibly reasonably priced for what you get. Yea, the hotels aren’t the greatest, but I’m not there to stay inside a hotel.

If anyone is interested in hearing more about our experiences or if you want to book a trip, email me at kelocity at gmail dot com.


5 Responses to “Travel”

  1. Michelle Says:

    I remember when your man came to surprise you – I completely melted at the way he looked at you, and I think it was at that point that I said I would settle for nothing less!

  2. Janie Says:

    Canada: Vancouver – check!

  3. Laurie Says:

    I’m so jealous. You have done so much! I want to do South/Central America! We should plan that one together someday!

  4. Erika Says:

    You’ve been to so many amazing places! I can’t wait for Egypt 2010!

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