Patty B Photography

Balancing the "American Dream" with my own Pursuit of Happiness




So, the last few months of my life have been pretty extraordinary and I've been in a period of constant change. Not only am I saving up for one of our biggest financial goals of my entire life with an... Continue Reading →


In the name of Adventure,Tradition, and Family Values – I’m taking back Christmas.

In my childhood I found Christmas to be the most magical time of the year, and not for the presents. The sparkle, the lights, the mystery of Santa. The school parties, long breaks, making snowmen with my Aunt Charlotte. The... Continue Reading →

Friday afternoon ramblings

One thing I've learned in my life is that in order for me to be successful at anything at all, I must first set very small yet easily attainable goals. This is true in everything from my long termĀ 10 year... Continue Reading →

17 ways for the average family to save money and travel in 2017

  As we continue making our way through the fourth quarter and zero in on the final months of the year, I wanted to take a moment and share some money saving ideas BEFORE we hit the hectic holiday season,... Continue Reading →

A little background on how “U-Turn and Travel” became my thing.

So, I started a blog! I'm not sure what drove me to finally start my blog today. For months I've been thinking about it. Dreaming about it. Talking about it. The out pour of support, love, curiosity and encouragement that... Continue Reading →

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