The marvelous and the mundane
I’m Kristina, the lone lady in a houseful of dudes.
My ample hips don’t lie, and the story they tell is of the perpetually weary and frequently bemused 30-something mom of three boys. Between parenting-induced neuroses and the general stress of adequately adulting, one thing that stays constant is that I aspire to wander. My lottery fever-dream involves bouncing blithely from destination to destination, eating all the food and taking all the pictures along the way.
Alas, we have day jobs, a mortgage to pay, and school attendance to adhere to. So cheers to finding joy in the experiences that fit into the school vacation and PTO puzzle, to the highs and lows of responsibly chasing wanderlust while lovingly tending family roots.
- tasteful weekend getaways
- gratifying local exploration
- affordable family vacations
- and attainable luxury travel
We’re just a regular family who wants to explore the world beyond our sleepy little hamlet. Sometimes I write about our adventures. Often, I take photos.
Most recently . . .
Mildly interesting background info
My other half and I are both not-born-but-bred New Yorkers. We’re both first-generation Americans, with that unique appreciation of American culture that can only come from growing up an immigrant in the 90s. Currently, we live in the Hudson Valley— the bucolic and oft-idyllic region north of NYC just far enough to avoid the traffic, but close enough to enjoy the Big Apple. Or simply avoid it completely. (Depends on the day.)