Greetings fellow wanderlusters! Welcome to By Land and Sea!
What would you do if during the decade that should be the most adventurous time of your life, you put off the things you loved? How would you feel if then, two weeks before your thirtieth birthday, tragedy struck that forever changed your world? Would you run full speed toward everything you never got to do? Would you still let the things you were passionate about remain un-done as you move forward in life?
Along with my hubby, I’ve started living out the decade worth of travel dreams that passed me by in my twenties – seeing, doing, and experiencing so many of the things I had always wanted, but hadn’t been able to, until now. Lucky for me, he was bitten by the travel bug just as bad as I was and we have made the perfect travel team, even before we officially said “I do”! Together we have already ventured to some amazing places and have had so much fun along the way. We still have many more places to go and love planning our trips!
Now, the funny thing is, when I started sharing pictures of our adventures on my personal Facebook page two very opposite things happened… 1) Several people starting asking us questions about where we had been, what we did while we there, and how we make it all work and 2) Many so-called “friends” started saying some not-so-nice things about us and our travels.
After some consideration, my personal Facebook page went away and By Land and Sea was born! This blog allows me to share our travel tales with those who have a legitimate interest, and also lets me catalog our adventures while giving me a creative outlet too!
While many blogs are from backpackers, digital nomads, and full-time travelers, that is not the direction we are going at this time in our life or with our blog. We love our dogs, our family and friends, our own special place we call home, and, most days, we even enjoy our jobs. We believe that traveling big is possible, even with a limited amount of vacation days and a moderate budget. Although we both hold down full-time jobs, we have managed to be quite the jet-set duo, traveling extensively throughout each year.
On By Land and Sea, you can expect three to four posts per month, all authored by me, that will feature the following:
- Experiences and stories, tips, recommendations, inspirations and photos!
- Affordable luxury travels!
- Ideas on finding balance between exploring the world while being an 8 to 5 professional by maximizing time off work, long weekends, and benefiting from the occasional work trip!
- Infusions of many other things I love including the arts, sensible fashion and personal care, health and fitness, and much more!
- One Sunday per month a special “Sustainable Sunday” post featuring some easy to follow tips, ideas and food for thought to make your travels more sustainable!
Curious as to why I’m featuring a sustainability post each month? Currently, I’m in graduate school pursuing my Masters of Advance Study in Sustainable Tourism! I’ve also taken classes in Hospitality Management and have recently received my Certified Tourism Ambassador credential!
It’s safe to say we just love all things travel and I’m really excited to share that passion with you! Be sure to subscribe to my blog to receive my latest posts direct to your inbox! Want to be even more social? Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram for more pictures, travel tales, and to catch the shared works of other awesome travel bloggers in my network!
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We haven’t been everywhere yet, but it’s on our list
We travel By Land and Sea, and every method in between! So far, we have been on countless flights and road trips, a few train rides, and seven cruises. This has allowed us to make it to 24 countries throughout Europe and North America, and 26 states as of October 2016.