I’m Not Dead

Dear Universe – please don’t take the title of this post as some sort of challenge. K, thanks, bye.

Final Thoughts

So 2014 is nigh. I’ve just finished cleaning up the house, organizing some platters of food, chilling some champagne1, and am about to go shuck some oysters as I await the arrival of some friends who will be ringing in the new year with me. All told, not a bad way to spend the last…

Things I Should Have Posted But Didn’t

Since I started writing this blog back in the old-time-y days of 2011, I’ve used it as a sort of map of my life. It provides me with the necessary bread crumbs to guide be from wherever it is I might be, back to wherever it is I might have come. It has seen me…

White Whine Anyone?

Several weeks ago I was chatting with someone about my lack of travel this year. To put this into proper perspective you’ll have to understand that this observation had followed multiple months of 100+ hours of work per week. That is, I made the observation at a point in time where my body, mind, and…

The Year That Was

Remember back in the old time-y days of 2012? Those were good times. Anyway, now that it’s the future I figured I should take a few moments to look back on the year that was 2012 to remember what I’ve accomplished, and identify those challenges that have eluded me for one reason or another. Perhaps…

365 Post Challenge

For those of you who know me, you’ll know that I like to make lists and that I also like to challenge myself. Those challenges often vary in their level of insanity; from hiking mountains to running two marathons in 3 weeks. There are those challenges that are meant to push me beyond my comfort…

Wanderlusting Version 2013

I have a wee confession to make; despite my attempt to travel as often as I can – what with my insatiable wanderlust – I have realized that there is no way that I’m going to be able to use up all of my vacation days this year. Not even close. Despite my failure to…

So Many Places, So Little Time

I have a mad case of wanderlust this eve. I know, I know – that’s really not a big surprise. We all know that I’m pretty much always one with the wanderlust. Regardless, I started chatting about potential Christmas trips with my brother and now I can’t get it out of my mind. The problem…

525 Thousand Six Hundred Minutes Of Wanderlust

Wow. Time really flies when you’re having fun. It’s hard to believe that I wrote my very first blog post here at Consumed By Wanderlust 1 year ago today: January 19, 2011. I won’t say that my re-entry into the blogging world was all that profound; I mean, my first post here was entitled “My…

One Extra Day To Be Amazing

I’m sure everyone is aware that 2012 is a leap year. That is, 2012 has 366 days – 1 day more than the common 365 day year. Generally speaking, the extra day corrects for the fact that the earth takes a little longer than 365 days to circle the sun. Personally, I look at it…

Twelve Trips, Twelve Months

On Wednesday night, Aidan and I returned home from our 4 day adventure in New York City. Aside from the obvious excellent time that we had exploring New York, be that exploration of the visual, gastronomical, or booze-y variety, two other most excellent things happened while I was away. First, I got to see Arlene….

Wanderlusting In New York City

After a most entertaining few days in New York, I’m home. Boo. Let me repeat that. Boo. Our last day included more walking, eating, and drinking of the tastiest hot chocolate ever created by human hands. And that, dear friends, is the hot chocolate that comes from Choco Bolo, an awesome little chocolaterie that is…

The Morning After The Night Before

Today is my last day in New York City. And unless something crazy happens between now and the new year, it’s my last day in NYC this year. Excuse me, I have something in my eye. *sniff* Yesterday was another walk-our-butts-off kind of day. I think, however, that our wandering was a little slower than…

Awesome, Or Something Else

My vacation has been absolutely memorable for several reasons already; the least of which was the flight. I would like to take this moment to personal thank you mysterious airplane panel that required replacement. You know who you are – the same airplane panel that apparently could only be replaced after AirCanada decided to board…

Vacation Starts Now

Okay, vacation starts in about 2 hours. But really, I’m so stoked about vacation that my brain has pretty much checked out. Two little hours. One hundred and twenty minutes. Seven thousand two hundred seconds. I can do this. For those of you that may have forgotten, my younger brother and I are heading to┬áNew…