I Don’t Believe In Bucket Lists

February 28, 2014
Thumbnail image for I Don’t Believe In Bucket Lists

There’s something about the term “bucket list” that rubs me the wrong way. It seems to imply that in order to do the things you actually want to do with your life, you have to be scared of your impending or eventual death. That’s bullshit. It also rubs me the wrong way because instead of […]

3 comments Read the full article →

Our Next Trip: Ecuador, April 2014

February 19, 2014

If you follow me on Pinterest, you’ll notice that I’ve started a board on Ecuador and if it isn’t obvious, it’s because we’re planning our next vacation there! We’re taking about 9 days to explore Ecuador. Ecuador is one of the most biologically diverse countries in the world, which means that Mike and I get to […]

3 comments Read the full article →

New Year, New Adventures

January 6, 2013

Yesterday, this happened: We booked a trip to Turkey for April 6-19 of this year. The Blue Mosque, Istanbul Hot Springs “Cotton Castle” in Pammukale Hot Air Balloon Rides in Cappadocia I was the one who pushed for this trip, researched it and booked it, and it’s the first time that I’ve truly taken “ownership” […]

6 comments Read the full article →

#WEverb12: Enliven

December 7, 2012

Enliven: Was there a book or article that inspired you to make a change in your life this year? What was the source and what did you change? If you are remotely interested in all of the traveling I’ve done, you must check out the following three blogs that have had an impact on the way […]

0 comments Read the full article →

#WEverb12: Fellowship

December 5, 2012

I am participating in #WEverb12 for the month of December where I will write to a prompt every day this month to reflect upon the last year. Fellowship: What community has engaged you most this year and what did you get out of your participation? I wasn’t anticipating writing two posts about South Africa in a row, but […]

0 comments Read the full article →

#WEverb12: Experiment

December 4, 2012

Experiment: What did you do in 2012 that you had never done before? Will you do it again? Oh, the things that I’ve done this year that I had never done before… There are so, so many. I could start out by recounting all of the countries I went to that I had never gone to […]

1 comment Read the full article →


August 1, 2012

Home seems like an inconceivable concept to me now as I face the end of this incredible journey in Spain. I can’t quite wrap my head around the prospect of home and all that it entails. One one hand, I am so, so excited to get back to everything and everyone that I love and […]

7 comments Read the full article →

Cape Town, South Africa Video

July 17, 2012

If you need a refresher of our 4-day Cape Town extravaganza, here is the first recap and here is the second recap. We had a wonderful time overall in Cape Town and would go back in an instant. Here is the video of our trip! Cape Town, South Africa from Mandy Weger on Vimeo. Today, […]

2 comments Read the full article →

South African Safari: The Video

July 12, 2012

So you guys already saw the lion kill video from our time on safari, but that’s not all we saw! We saw some truly incredible, amazing animals and it’s still my favorite trip that we’ve taken. Everything was so unbelievable. We got so close to animals that I have only seen in zoos and it […]

4 comments Read the full article →

Mom & Dad’s Visit to Spain

June 5, 2012

Apologies for my absence last week, but I had a good reason! My parents came to town!! We were so busy bouncing around and showing them everything we could that I just didn’t have a lot of time to sit down and write. I have my latest video here to recap Mom & Dad’s visit! […]

7 comments Read the full article →

The Real Safari Experience: The Hardest Thing to Watch

May 25, 2012

Warning: The following video and photos contain extremely graphic content. This is nature at its most violent and cruel. I went in to our South African safari with the hope that I would see some truly fantastic animals at close range to observe them in their natural state. We had a wish-list of things to […]

20 comments Read the full article →