Shelby (living in the Spanish Sun)

Shelby and I are cousins and 9 days apart.  We were destined to be great (best) friends.  We experienced all of our awkward stages of life together and somewhere along the way discovered a passion for travel.  I don’t think either of us had seen much of the world (excluding the interstate drive between KS and NE) until college. …

Faraway Island

We travel to Thailand in 12 days!  We are going to the faraway island of Koh Samui for the wedding of one of my college roommates.  Emily Halls! (She is marrying Erlo Jones.  He is from South Africa and New Zealand so he gets props in my book).  My one beef with this marriage is…

Sam (Living in the Red, White, and Blue)

I met Sam my sophomore year of college at John Brown University.  He was a freshman and truly ‘fresh’ from Africa.  We met playing in a sand volleyball tournament where he showed up in neon yellow swim trunks.  They were bright…but he also looked really good diving after that volleyball.  He was intriguing.  In the…

LeShell (living Down Under)

LeShell was born and raised in rural Kansas.  We grew up together (during those formative and awkward middle school and high school years) riding bikes, going to camp, and doing Chinese fire drills in our underwear:)  And then LeShell decided to go to Australia for University our Sophomore year of college and she never really…