Road Life begins.

on January 13, 2014 in AnnieSpeaks, Road Life with 4 comments by


After a few weeks off, this weekend kicked off my 2014 speaking and travel season. I spent this weekend in Texas, and the next few weekends go like this:

  • Gatlinburg
  • Los Angeles
  • Atlanta
  • Austin
  • Nashville
  • San Fransisco
  • Louisville
  • Augusta, Georgia

And by “next few,” I mean I have Valentine’s weekend at home, the Girls of Grace in Nashville at home, and then my next weekend off is March 22.

(You can see my full speaking calendar here– we have a few weekends left in the spring if you know of anyone looking for a speaker. And we’re starting to book the fall so let me know about that too!)

I absolutely LOVE this season of my life. I won’t always be able to travel this much, I won’t always want to. But while I want to and while I can, it is a blast. Seeing so many cities, meeting so many people, eating at so many hole-in-the-wall local places. It’s the best.

I instagrammed from the airport on Friday, and got comments about 2 things:

1. travel


So I thought I’d do a series of posts on what I’ve learned from traveling, being at a whole lot of different churches and venues each year, things I don’t leave home without, how we decide where to eat, what luggage I use, who goes with me, how to carry fifty pounds of books across the country, these types of things.

But I’d love to know what you want to know about road life. Like, what questions can I answer for you? 

And as for THAT. BAG., it was a Christmas gift from a dear family that I love, so I don’t exactly know where to get it. But the tag on the inside is So maybe check there? And it is as amazing as it looks- the handles are long and sturdy, the design is gorgeous, and it easily holds all the things I travel with in my carry-on.

… which is a list I will write about in the next Road Life post!


  1. Heather
    posted on Jan 13, 2014 at 12:07 PM  |  reply

    Looking forward to your travel series. Very commendable that you can do it and ENJOY it!

    All of your proposed topics sound interesting but I’d also love to hear about what you do when the travel goes wrong (delayed flights, getting lost, grumpy travel partners…)

    And yes, LOVE that. bag.

  2. posted on Jan 13, 2014 at 9:10 PM  |  reply

    This is awesome! Looking forward to it. If I had a question it would be, what things do you bring with you/what habits do you have that make you feel “at home” or non-crazy in the midst of haphazard travel schedules? Just something I’ve personally been pondering recently! Hope that makes sense.

  3. posted on Jan 13, 2014 at 9:54 PM  |  reply

    Amazing blog and so many valuable lessons.

  4. Lisa
    posted on Feb 02, 2014 at 5:18 PM  |  reply

    How much do you get to see of the different cities you go to? I would love to see pictures and things you do in the different cities.

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