Be thankful for today, because in a blink of an eye your entire life can change – Unknown. It’s May 31st, 2017. I am on a plane back from Chile. I land in Des Moines when my phone goes off that I have a message from one of my friends in Los Angeles. It is a screen shot of a family member of mine on … Continue reading #FinneganStrong
To say that this trip was spontaneous and completely unexpected is an understatement. My two best guy friends; Justin and Cole from Los Angeles were preparing for a long weekend away in Chile. Randomly one morning Cole is texting me “I have miles to use. Can you come to Chile with us?” “Uh when?” I reply. “Two weeks” he says. “Oh. Let me look into it”. With a … Continue reading Chilly in Chile
After two months of planning and pining over how excited Cole and I are to go to Aruba the time is finally here. The travel time is by no means short – I actually had overnight layovers on the way there and on the way back in Houston, however it was well worth it. We land and off we go to our first Airbnb. The … Continue reading Aruba Ariba
The day to leave Los Angeles is here and I cannot say I have any positive feeling about it. I am nervous, scared, anxious, sad and every other feeling I could possibly imagine. I have packed my one bedroom apartment into a moveable pod and I am headed back for some family time in the Midwest as well as a nice five-day detour along the … Continue reading Overdue Denver
While having so much free time on my hands these days while I job search throughout the Midwest I decided to do a little writing on the side. After sending in an article or two to a couple of web based writing platforms I got the lovely email that one of my articles had been accepted. 🙂 You can check it out here, enjoy. 5 … Continue reading Published Online Writing… Say What?
Well after arriving back from Asia a lot of things happened. Definitely not how I planned for things to go, but that is life sometimes. I am currently sitting in my home city of Des Moines, Iowa. On my road trip here I stopped off in Denver (Denver post to come shortly) with my best friend Toya who graciously did the drive with me and have spent … Continue reading Where is Bri?
On my 26th birthday in 2014 I said, “This will be the most fun year of my life” and you better believe it was. Traveling through six different countries in 12 months and enjoying three separate music festivals, it really was the most fun year I have ever had. On my 27th birthday in 2015 I said, “This will be the most life-changing year of … Continue reading 7-Week Reflection
is truly a wonderful sight to see. After some much-needed rest 7 o’clock pm rolled around and it was time to get in at least one stop for the day. This one stop was something I had read about online and luckily was only a five-minute walk from me. Red Sky in the Cantara Grand Hotel, it is attached to Central World. Once inside Central World … Continue reading The Dark Side of Bangkok…
If you are not familiar with google flights yet and their “explore destinations” feature, it is an absolute wonderful tool. Kayak has a similar one, but the google one has a lot more filters to sort through. Using this to narrow down my next destination with my only one requirement, the flight must cost less than $50 USD. Cue Phuket. Phuket was not originally a destination … Continue reading Party in Phuket
Now that I have all the historical Bangkok covered to my liking it is time to discover modern Bangkok. Siam Center and Siam Paragon is next on my list. This large and modern mall is truly a sight to see. There is elephant art currently scattered every where which is available for sale and the extravagant Christmas decorations remind you that even though it is … Continue reading Modern Bangkok