Corrine Marie

My World Passport

Corrine Marie

Hi there!

I am Corrine.
I'm a fun-loving, free-spirited Mama, wife & friend with coffee on my shirt and a camera in my hand.

I love to travel! I especially love to discover new places-hidden gems, local flavor, unique history. There is always something to take away from a journey. I love the memories I take from mine. Whether its piling into the wagon for a cross-country road trip, setting sail on a catamaran across the sea, or flying across the ocean to wander faraway villages or cities its always an adventure. There is so much to see and learn out there.

I have spent the last twenty years raising 4 kids while traveling as much as I can. This year, with the youngest starting high school, I felt like I could go back to school and get my travel certification to work as a travel advisor. Yay! Then COVID came along.
...and now we just wait.

I miss traveling so much that while waiting I thought I'd share some of my favorite memories, stories, tricks and tips. Anything and everything travel.

I am looking forward to those magical words "You are now free to move about the country"

Until then if you want to explore the world with me then come along and enjoy!



North America » United States » Colorado September 4th 2020

Last week we took a road trip to Colorado. I don't want to call it a vacation as it was more an escape from reality. We spent a week in the Rocky Mountains and Steamboat Springs social distancing at 7,000'. We hiked, we biked (some better than others lol and I think I will be healing up for awhile) and we even spent a day driving through Wyoming. It was a fantastic altitude adjustment. Colorado is beautiful and magical. Every day was a different adventure. There is so much to do there! I felt like we could slow down and enjoy nature's beauty.... read more
Steamboat Springs
Steamboat Springs
Rabbit Ears Motel

North America » United States » Kansas August 27th 2020

The year is 2020. Its crazy and messed up and just altogether not normal. It started out so promising, but soon showed us who is boss. Now we sit and wait. We wait for borders to re-open, restaurants to serve us inside again, and for these challenges to subside. I think we are going to be waiting quite a while on this...so it seems like a good time to examine how I ended up here-with a new travel advisor certificate but nowhere to go. Thankfully, I know it isn't always going to be like this. So, hey, its CorrineMarie Married mom of 4 raising our family in a sort of small midwestern town suburb--but my heart is really in the big city lights. Bookworm, baker, wine aficionado and world traveler wannabe. Every chance we get ... read more
Our World's View
Union Station
Kansas City @ Union Station

North America » United States » Minnesota August 6th 2020

Since 2020 is the year of modified everything, that's exactly how we spent our week in Minnesota this year. We spent it in a family hunting cabin after a couple days of socially distanced camping at Aunt and Uncle's farm. The hunting cabin consisted of a main cabin to accommodate 4 adults, a bunkhouse which we filled the floor with air mattresses and got up to 6 kids in there for a week, and an outhouse. It was very rustic, but just perfect. We unplugged, we played, we ate, we laughed. We made s'mores over the campfire, and even made pudgy pies. Brought me way back to childhood travels with my grandparents. We did spend one day on the road though, taking a drive along the North Shore from Duluth north to Tettegouche State Park, stopping ... read more
Brighton Beach Park
Brighton Beach Park
Brighton Beach Park

North America » United States » New York » New York » Manhattan February 16th 2020

Our trip to NYC in February was a quick long weekend and we were on the move the entire time. I am pretty sure we had walked 40 miles or more of the city that weekend. There is just so much to see! Sunday morning we wanted to go south so we took the subway at Penn Station down to lower Manhattan, coming out of the Franklin Street Station in the Tribeca neighborhood. From there we walked south. We walked through Tribeca to Battery Park City, and spent time just taking in the 9/11 Memorial. I feel as if a part of me stayed there. I feel the fragility of our world and I know it makes me more aware of the surroundings of the world we live in today. Freedom isn't free. We must always ... read more
Tribeca
Tribeca
Tribeca

Europe » Belgium August 31st 2017

After a short night in Paris we rose early to board the Eurail for Antwerp and then 24 hours in Amsterdam. We had reservations for a noon tour in Antwerp so plenty of time to explore the city on our own until then. Great plan! Except for this girl here didn't look close enough at our station and got off in Brussels instead of Antwerp. Oops. By the time we figured out the mess we were in we had discovered so many awesome things in this city! And its an easy fix right since we can take the next train to Antwerp. So we hopped on and spent the afternoon exploring Antwerp. We made our tour and had a great time exploring the city. We started in Grote Market and wandered the streets learning about the ... read more
Brussels
Brussels
Brussels




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