Month: May 2017

Travel Interview #1: Patty Hutton

My first travel interview is with one of my best friends, Patty Hutton. Patty and I have been friends for over 15 years, and I’m excited to share a glimpse into her travel adventures with you! Patty grew up in Oklahoma and graduated from Evangel University in Missouri with a Bachelor’s degree in Government. She then went on to pursue a Master’s degree in Public Policy at Pepperdine University. After graduating with her master’s, Patty became an aid worker and has had the amazing opportunity to travel for both work and pleasure. I hope Patty’s travels inspire you to get out and adventure well.

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Q. Where are some places you’ve traveled?

A. Western Europe, Kenya, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, South Africa, Swaziland, Botswana, Liberia, Morocco, Cambodia, Philippines, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Croatia, Bosnia, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Greece, Costa Rica, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Canada, Mexico

Q. How do you prepare for a trip?

A. I  think after you travel a lot, you don’t really prepare. I always say to check for your passport, wallet, phone, and charger. Those are actually the only things you truly need to get around. Everything else is really a bonus!

Q. What is your favorite place you’ve visited, and why?

A. It’s hard to say. Each place is special for different reasons. I rarely like to visit places multiple times. I’d rather go to new places, but the places I would go back to without hesitation are Cambodia, Jordan, Ireland, Bosnia, Morocco, and Iraq.

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Gardening Tips & Inspiration

It’s springtime, and if you can’t tell, I’m in the mood for sunshine and gardening. I’ve rounded up some gardening tips to inspire us all to get outside, get dirt under our fingernails, and sow some seeds.

1. Grab a permanent market and write the names of plants on the flat faces of stones. Use various sizes of stones and place at the base of plants for a natural look. [hgtv.com]

2. Plant vegetables successively. Stagger the planting time of seeds to have a continual supply during harvesting instead of an over abundance of a vegetable at any one time. [countryfarm-lifestyles.com]

3. Ready to grow your own fresh food? Consider using a garden planner, such as this one from The Old Farmer’s Almanac.

4. Add some pretty pots and a variety of herbs and plants to brighten up your garden. Shop a few of my favorite garden-inspired products here.

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