By brookums71

Alafia Ragnar December 2018

A Girl, Her Hubs and a Suitcase   They said do a Ragnar, it will be fun…. And so- This girl did indeed do a Ragnar.   Sans Hubs and a Suitcase- instead a tent, a sleeping bag and an overpriced, pristine, impractical Vera Bradley bag (because when I think rugged, outdoor living-that’s exactly the vessel I want to bring my essentials in) accompanied yours truly for 2 days of fun in the Florida forest.   If you have been one of my three loyal followers (and thank you- for that!) then you know I have been pursuing a fitness…

Thanksgiving 2018 South Carolina *Special Trail Run Edition*

Through the years, A Girl, Her Hubs & a Suitcase have traversed the world conquering bucket list adventures and spectacular once in a lifetime experiences. But, in this unique edition of Edellsescipades- the focus is much more personal and centers on an internal accomplishment that I wish to share with my followers.  A road trip for Thanksgiving has placed your favorite blogger and soul mate to Lancaster, South Carolina https://www.lancastercitysc.com/. This destination lies conveniently at the boarder of North and South Carolina- in the Charlotte region. The purpose of this excursion was family time, carb loading and holiday celebrations. The…

Paris/Normandy September 2018

Paris/Normandy September 2018   Day 1 Paris As summer turns to autumn, the days progressively grow shorter, kids go back to school, flu season resurrects its ugly head and tall boots get zealously back in the wardrobe rotation- this must mean one thing and one thing only- It’s time for A Girl and Her Hubs to explore and create international mischief.                 This equinox we are bringing it “old school”, where it all began so many years ago. Paris, France- The city of love, the city of lights, the city of romance. Back in 2001,…

Rhode Island July 2018

Rhode Island July 2018 “A small but mighty trip”…….. It’s July and that has great significance in the stellar world of A Girl, Her Hubs & a Suitcase. It’s the month this darling duo tied the knot (6 years ago). So, just like the great Wildebeests migrate every summer, so do these two. The only criteria- of course and ALWAYS, in the rules of this Girl & Her Hubs is that it must be a bargain. The deal this year just happened to be in Rhode Island. And, as coincidence would have it-this is unchartered territory for this perilous pair.…

Kenya, Africa March 2018

  Kenya, Africa Nairobi/Aberdare National Park March 2018 Day 1 Jambo and rambunctious Swahili salutations from the foreign continent of Africa- where A Girl, Her Hubs and a Suitcase are residing for the next 6 days.  A rather spirited and slightly psychotic traveling mania overtook this pair and after much preparation, violated by Typhoid and Hepatitis A inoculations, malaria antidotes ingested and armed with mass quantities of mosquito repellant-the time had finally come to scratch this big water buffalo off the list. This ambitious trip could not be coordinated on our own efforts. This type of expedition takes experts- real…

Copenhagen/Hamburg September 2017 Trip Report

Copenhagen, Denmark September 2017 A Girl, Her Hubs and a Suitcase This travel blog has provided me with a much needed outlet and means for creativity since its inception many trips ago. But, in full transparency, my life has drastically changed for the better-due to a 140+ pound weight loss over the past year.  Much of the foundation of this blog is generated and inspired from food, the fine, tasty, exotic delicacies of a new world, being a plus size gal in a European world and the numerous obstacles that often arise -good, bad and ugly -all too often- with…

Nashville July 2017

Day 1 of 3  As the late great Minnie Pearl once so eloquently said- How-dee and greetings from the rolling hills of Tennessee. Chances are if you didn’t grow up knowing Mr. Roper, that pesky short fella yelling “the plane, the plane” or memorized the lyrics to Laverne & Shirley, then you will not know the fancy jargon from Hee- Haw or the famous catch phrase. But, let’s move on. There is always Google and you can catch up… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjX1LpSow_g https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlnOcZK892E https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJzF8_df1R8  It’s been a while and for good reason. A Girl, Her Hubs and a Suitcase abandoned the usual…

Tubing On Rainbow River June 2017

Torture vs. Treat Every square inch of my body is screaming holy sunburn. My muscles feel like I ran a marathon. I’m emotionally depleted & exhausted. So, here’s the deal… let this be a cautionary tale. Tubing down a lovely Florida river. Our place of choice- http://www.therainbowriver.com/tubing.html. Thousands of people do it all summer. I have never. I was obsessed with doing this. Well apparently here are some helpful tips to offer. First, when getting on the tram that drops you off into the river- listen to the goofy guy on the speaker, explicitly telling you that the stopping point is the tiki…

Los Angeles, California Trip Report 2016

Los Angeles, California Trip Report November 2016 Greetings from the sunny Golden state of California. A Girl, Her Hubs and a Suitcase are keeping it local in the USA for this short weekend excursion.  Los Angeles, our home base for this quick getaway has been on the wish list for a long time. Exceptional airfare and an impromptu decision was all that was needed for this traveling team. An uneventful, ungodly early flight landed us in this luminous land of sea and mountain.  Residing from Florida, this duo understands the power of the sun. However, the intensity and powerful rays…