About Kerri

I grew up in the beautiful town of Los Alamos, New Mexico. Before leaving on our round the world adventure I was a nurse working at a teaching hospital. I have always loved traveling and seeing new places and I am excited that I have this opportunity to travel and share this adventure with my daughter and husband.

Here are my most recent posts

RTW Budget: One Month in Thailand


During the month of February, we were in Thailand.  While in Thailand, we finished our stay in Bangkok, spent 3 weeks on the island of Koh Phangan, a couple days in Ayutthaya, the ancient capital of Thailand, and then crossed over border to Siem Reap, Cambodia. So how did we do with our budget with […]

RTW Budget: Turkey and Greece

National Archeology Museum

The month of December was a busy one for us, as we finished our stay in Fethiye, Turkey, spent 3 days in Pamukkale, Turkey, 3 days in Selcuk, Turkey, 1 night in Izmur, Turkey and then flew to Athens, Greece.  We spent Christmas in Athens and then drove down to Kiveri, Greece to ring in […]

Two Nights in Wadi Rum

Waiting for the sunset over Wadi Rum

At the mere mention of Jordan, Petra immediately comes to mind with its’ ancient tombs carved into sandstone rock, camels and eroded canyons. But there has got to be more to Jordan than just one ancient site, right?  In searching our guidebook to answer this question, photos of Wadi Rum immediately jumped out at us.  […]

Photo Essay: Castles of Translyvania

Peles Castle

Transylvania, Romania is a castle lovers dream come true!  During our stay in Brasov, Romania we spent much of our time exploring the castles around the Transylvania region.  From the beautiful “traditional” castle of Peles, to the UNESCO World Heritage fortified churches, to fortresses high on mountain tops; we were not disappointed.  The options to […]

RTW Budget: One Month in Turkey


For the month of November we were in Turkey.  We spent 5 days in the Cappadocia region and then the rest of the month in Calis Beach (Fethiye), which is on the Aegean Sea.  Turkey has been one of those places that has stolen my heart, as it has stunning natural beauty, amazing ruins, and […]

Pamukkale and the Ruins of Hierapolis


Have you ever opened up your guidebook and planned your trip solely based on the pictures?  Well, Pamukkale was one of those places for me.  When I opened up my Lonely Planet Turkey guidebook and saw the pictures of the white travertine terraces with pools of turquois water I knew we had to go.  My […]

Taking Your Child to Auschwitz and Birkenau

The three of us at Auschwitz

Initially, our around the world plans did not include Poland, but this changed when we found it difficult to find affordable accommodation in Greece during August. Apparently everyone wants to go to Greece in August.  Who knew?  After some research we decided on Krakow, Poland. It looked like a family friendly city and we were […]

RTW Budget: One month in Eastern Europe


For the month of September we finished our stay in Krakow, Poland, stayed one week in Lviv, Ukraine and the rest of the month we were located in Brasov, Romania.  After Poland our original plan was to fly to Turkey.  But then Jason suggested that we travel overland through Ukraine, Romania, and Bulgaria.  My initial […]