The Best Songs for When You Miss Home

Even the most committed wanderer gets homesick at times.  These songs are perfect for when you are missing home.  What’s Missing? Do you long to see your childhood home again?  Perhaps  you have an uncanny desire to watch one last football game at the old high school.  Your stomach rumbles and craves for that mom-and-pop restaurant on the […]

The Best Songs to Inspire Travel: A Vagabond’s Guide

This playlist inspires you to achieve your dreams of traveling.  Listen to this soundtrack when you are doubting yourself.  Listen to it when you just got your big break.  Listen to it on the road.  Remember, the anticipation is the best part.  Enjoy the journey and trust yourself.  Be proud of your struggle.  Dare to […]

When Traveling Means Leaving Someone Behind: A Collaborative Essay

Travel opens your eyes to new experiences. Nevertheless, it forces you to leave your support system behind. This collaborative essay explores the challenges and emotions that are faced when travel means leaving someone behind. Unmet Expectations I didn’t want to part ways with the people that I had grown close to. After all, our survival […]

Rose Island: Indiana’s Forgotten Amusement Park

Down a dramatically steep hill in the middle of the woods, lies the remnants of an abandoned amusement park.  It is located within Charlestown State Park in Charlestown, Indiana adjacent to the Ohio River.  Rose Island was damaged by the Great Flood of 1937.  After the downpour, the park was found to be irreparable.  Hidden among the […]

Vagabond RN's Road Trip Playlist

Meaningful moments in your life deserve a soundtrack.  I have compiled songs with similar themes for inspiration on many occasions. I made soundtracks for bad break-ups, GNO, graduation, homesickness, and career transition.  This is the list of my favorite road trip songs in alphabetical order (because I still have some Type-A personality in me somewhere).  My list has an […]

Senoia, GA: The Perfect Setting for Life…and The Walking Dead

                  Pronounced “Seh-noy” (drop the -a), this small town is the filming location for “The Walking Dead”. Every die-hard fan must put Senoia on the top of their bucket list.  Senoia maintains a genuine small town charm while being host to one of the most popular series on television.  Expect to be welcomed with […]

Indiana to Florida Keys Itinerary

  Day 1: Bloomington, IN to Chattanooga, TN Stop: Evansville, IN: Breakfast and coffee at Pie Pan Stop: Nashville-Gas and snacks.  Yeehaw! Stop: Lookout Mountain.  Have a view of “See Seven States”. Visit Fairyland Caverns and Mother Goose Village.  Check out a waterfall. Stay: Mid-range hotel Day 2: Chattanooga, TN to Melbourne, FL Stop: Senoia, […]

The Best Road Trip Tips (Ever)

                 There are two types of road trippers; those who plan and those who don’t.  I wish I could be the spontaneous type and whisk myself away in the spur of the moment.  However, I have learned that this doesn’t always end up well.  Especially if it is 4th of July weekend. And I tried […]

Fill Your Cup, Nurses

            Haven’t you heard that you can’t pour from an empty cup? Nursing is a complex profession that challenges us physically, mentally, and emotionally. When you go home after a long day, you try and leave work at work. A part of you stills lingers on the questions “Did I remember to do everything?” […]

Vagabond's Gift Guide 2016

Travel nurses tend to be minimalists.  How do you buy for someone who can only carry what can fit in their car?  This is my gift guide for the 2016 holiday season.  Feel free to share this to your Facebook as a subtle hint to your friends and family. Something from Home Even a wanderlusting […]