I believe less is more except when it comes to travel and that creating memories by taking trips whether they are small or those of a lifetime, are essential to living life to its fullest. Another essential component is my family, friends, and faith. By day I am a stay at home mom and by night I am dreaming and planning my next getaway. You know the one where you leave diapers, dishes, and laundry behind? Yes, that could be a night at the hotel in the city but I like to dream BIG.

I have always had an interest in languages and travel. During college I studied abroad in Spain and that only added fuel to the fire. My eyes had officially been opened to the world waiting for me. My first BIG dream was to backpack through Europe after college. My high school sweetheart and I were getting married just after graduation, so why not combine a honeymoon and a lifelong dream? Well I did and it was perfect.

Some may call me crazy but it was one of the best experiences of my life. Now before you start thinking, " She stayed in hostels on her honeymoon?!" No, we were lucky to use hotel points for our accommodations. We packed in 8 Countries, 11 Cities, and too many memories to count in a little over 1 month.

Since our return we have been on several vacations, expanded our family, fulfilled other dreams, but have not stopped dreaming of the world that is out there. Join me as I share past and future travels as well as tips and other ideas in Where To Now Next Forever. I hope that you will find inspiration for your next BIG now. next. forever dream within this blog.

First Stop: Paris