Hello. My name is Karen and I have an obsession with blogs. I love all kinds of blogs….home improvement blogs, family blogs, photography blogs. If you’re a blog and you aren’t depressing, then I like you. A lot. I can spend hours and hours looking through them and planning things to improve my home or my life. Most of which are pinned on pinterest and will probably never happen. It’s the thought that counts, right?
Then one day my husband said to me, “Why don’t you start a blog?.” I responded with the obvious answer of, “I have nothing good to write about.” So I thought and thought and thought about it. I considered a decorating/home improvement blog. I like to think I am somewhat good at this (well, the decorating part and I have Jonah for the home improvements). However, lets face it, I’m no younghouselove.com, or makingitlovely.com, or stylebyemilyhenderson.com (who I may or may not have a small girl crush on). Besides, most of my decorating ideas I get from other blogs. So, that idea quickly flew the coop. A few of my friends have blogs about their families. They are great and I love them as much as I love all blogs, but for now it is just Jonah and I in this little family and that could get really boring, really fast.
Then it came to me. That little lightbulb above my head switched on. What do I love as much as I love blogs? Travel. I’m not a travel genius or anything, but I do love it. So…..Here we go! The start of my blog…..For The Love of Travel.
Now lets just get a few things out of the way. A few disclaimers, if I may.
- Like I said – I am no travel genius. However, I love to travel and I love to plan trips. Every time Jonah and I go somewhere we learn so much and I’d love to share all that we learn. We learn as we go, which leads to a lot of missteps and mess ups, but also leads to some great stories and some wonderful memories.
- I am not a writer. I know the rules, but I tend to write like I speak. So instead of excessively worrying that everyone out there is judging me, I’m just going to write how I write and hope for the best. Besides, it’s not like anyone will actually read this, right? Anyway, I just want everyone to be aware of this. There will be errors. I’m sorry. I did go to college, but for Nursing. I can chart like a mad woman, but writing with absolutely no punctuation or grammar errors……not so much. Again, I apologize.
Phew! I’m glad I got that out of the way.
One thing I know about blogs is it sucks when people ramble. This is when you skip the never-ending words and scroll down to the next picture. So, I’ll stop the nonsense and insert something here that you can look at.
Jonah and I, Fiji 2008.
Here we are! This is Jonah and I. We have been married for 4 years, together almost 7. We live in a small town in Washington and spend most of our extra money for our travel.
In September we did our very first Europe trip together. It was an amazing experience and I can’t wait to do it again. There were so many moments on the trip that I thought to myself, “I should blog about this.” Hence, the new blog.
We started in Paris and ended in Rome. Oh, Paris. Seriously, who doesn’t love Paris? So, stay tuned for some good stuff about Paris! (I’m imagining there is actually someone reading this). In the meantime. …here is a preview….
View of Paris from the top of Notre Dame
Me in front of Notre Dame. (Also, I love you Rick Steves.)