Listen, we are gonna be honest here. We are just two regular (not so normal) girls, with hubbies, kids, jobs, good and bad days...just like you. We are not professional travelers, photographers, bakers, or candle stick makers. We are just us. With all the weirdness that happens in our lives, we decided that together we were going to conquer our social anxiety/awkwardness and explore the world!
Did we mention that we're awkward?
BUT we have each other, and books...and coffee (copious amounts of coffee...well and books too really).
We decided that we will pack our backpacks whenever possible, and will explore other places in our own unique way.
When traveling is not possible, the next best thing is to explore the world through books. And by the world, we mean other worlds (and universes and realities and...well... you get the idea).
So we are thrilled to share our adventures with you and sincerely hope you enjoy our brand of weird. We promise you will enjoy our stories and we encourage you to participate by leaving comments and suggestions.
We are open to travel destination ideas, recipes, books, and other (family-friendly) obnoxiously weird requests (but, nothing you wouldn't ask someone to do in front of your grandma) that you would like to read about! Also, if you are in the Charlotte, NC area (or other place that we could easily visit) and would like for us to try a restaurant or blog about a specific place, please contact us and tell us about it. We will try our best to check it out and tell you about our experiences from the perspective of real-life muggles. Connect with us today! Email us at ReadExploreRepeat@gmail.com
MEET US!!!! and let us tell you WHO WE ARE
Hey you! Thanks for stopping by our blog. So I guess you wanna know a little about the one part sister that makes up this blog duo. Well first things first, my name is Courtney, but y'all can call me Coco. I love all things literary (love may not be strong enough of a word actually, lets go with obsessed...but not creepy obsessed like I sleep on a bed made of books and stalk my favorite authors on twitter in the dead of night....ok I do stalk my favorite authors by twitter in the dead of night but that's only because I work 3rd shift so I am awake in the dead of night and probably bored.. actually, on second thought, lets just stick with love...) I'm pretty much your typical mom of two, night shift hospital worker by night, and taxi driver, cook, tutorer, maid, professional kid tucker-inner (ok I made that one up- I don't think there is such a thing as a "professional kid tucker-inner- but if there is, I'm pretty good at it so give me call if you're hiring- I can give you two excellent referrals). My better half in this whole blog business is my sister from another mister (like for real though, she is my sister-in-law, so technically we are sisters from another mister) and fellow foodie, travel junky, reading enthusiast. Now that I've probably scared away most of our potential readers, I guess I will say thanks for sticking around! I knew I'd like you. Make sure to subscribe so you don't miss any of the fun things we have planned! Book reviews, travel fun, and general everyday life mayhem- I promise it'll be worth it. ;)
Hello Everyone! I'm the other component to this duo. Like CoCo said, the other sister from another mister...and another mistress...well, you get the point. My name is Maria, but you will know me as Mia, since that's how my nephew used to call me when he couldn't say my name, and I love it.
I'm a mom to a wonderful witty little girl, from whom you will be hearing stories, I'm sure. I also work from home as an ESL teacher. It’s an awesome job that gives me flexibility to write, and travel. I’m my own boss, which is nice (ask me about it and I’ll send ya the details *wink wink). I enjoy psychology and I like exploring all corners of the human mind. I love analyzing (just ask my husband), researching and contrasting people's opinions on things; so I might be asking you guys lots of questions. I ADORE coffee, chocolate, books, travel, music, movies, dogs, and cats, and art, and comics, and...well... let's just say I like a very broad variety of things, which can be good and bad (especially when it comes to making a decision). That being said, that's why we are here; to explore new things and to share them with you. I hope you find our little journey as exciting as we do, and venture to read, eat, travel, and discover with us.
MEET OUR LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL FRIENDS AND COLLABORATORS:
ILO FENG SHUI AND INTERIOR DESIGN. MEDELLIN, COLOMBIA.
Feng Shui your life. The owner, Lina, is very dear to our hearts and her work in Feng Shui and design is so amazing, it's worth mention it. This site is currently only available in Spanish, but if you have a chance, check it out. Her thread/yarn canvases, and beautiful mural designs are so visually appealing that all you need is your eyes.
DANCE FUSION OF HARRISBURG. HARRISBURG, NC
This small dance school, located in the heart of Harrisburg, NC. is owned by Ms. Lauren Hinson, a brilliant dancer, teacher, and entrepreneur. Not only this school offers a great variety of ballet, tap, jazz, and other classes, but they are also committed to be an example of excellence and involvement in the community. Leading girls and boys into becoming amazing dancers and outstanding citizens.