Welcome to #mytwocentsblog!  Let me introduce myself:

I am the daughter of missionaries to Colombia, South America, and the sister to an amazing commercial pilot who lives in Colorado with his rad fam.  Lucky for me, I also have five half brothers and sisters whom I adore and love spending time with whenever I can.  It’s complicated in the very best way possible!


I am a woman of faith.  A believer and a follower of Jesus.

“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases.  His mercies never come to an end.  They are new every morning.  Great is your faithfulness.”    

                                                                                                           Lamentations 3:22-23

My hunky husband and I live in the Dallas area with our two children who are teenagers, which is #thebestlife.  Mark and I have both worked in education for many years, although I resigned my position in 2017 to be a stay at home mom.  I get quite a few side-eye looks for choosing to stay home since my kids are “so old,” but if you know adolescents, you know that it’s the perfect time to lean in and be available.

We’ve worked hard to become and stay debt free, so Mark and I follow a pretty strict budget.  One thing we always account for, though, is travel.  Everyone has their “thing.”  Ours happens to be an itch to see the world, so we set aside money each month toward travel.


I hope the posts here inspire you to travel.  Whether you stay in the United States, or travel internationally, there is so much to see and do!  Don’t let the picture- perfect Instagram travel posts put you off to the possibility of a weekend getaway.  Very few of us can afford the “luxury-thatched-roof-hut built in a lagoon of azure ocean” situation.


If you have questions or suggestions for future posts, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment!  I receive zero compensation for any recommendations you see in my blog, and have no plans to monetize, so if I’m jazzed about a particular product, place or company, it’s because I have had a great personal experience with it.

Happy travels, dear readers!  Thanks for stopping by #mytwocentsblog.