Family Trip: Canyonlands & Goblin Valley!

Two of our favorite places with two of our favorite people! Once upon a time, my mom and youngest brother planned a trip to see us in March 2020 — not knowing that the COVID pandemic would hit right about then. All of our plans were up in the air right up until the weekContinue reading “Family Trip: Canyonlands & Goblin Valley!”

Europe Adventures Part 3: Dublin!

**This is part three of our Europe trip, which happened in February, but I am just now getting around to writing about it!** We landed in Dublin mid-afternoon, figured out which bus we needed to take to get to our hotel, and set off in the middle of a rain storm (it actually snowed forContinue reading “Europe Adventures Part 3: Dublin!”

Europe Adventures Part 2: Paris!

**This is part two of our Europe trip, which happened in February, but I am just now getting around to writing it!** Originally, we were supposed to fly out of Exeter really early on Tuesday morning — like 6:30am early. After the fiasco of losing the blue backpack, I changed our flight to Tuesday afternoonContinue reading “Europe Adventures Part 2: Paris!”

Europe Adventures Part 1: London!

**I started writing this post back in March but clearly I was derailed, mostly due to the COVID pandemic stress. Kevin and I are healthy and doing well and I am finally back on track and working through my backlog of blog posts and life updates!** In February, Kevin and I traveled internationally for theContinue reading “Europe Adventures Part 1: London!”

Weekend Adventure: Petrified Forest & Grand Canyon

I’ve been behind on blog posts so far this year — and now with the recent quarantine it seems like a good time to get caught up! Today is the first day that I’ve actually felt like doing something “productive” during this quarantine time, so I’m taking that as a positive sign. Our first weekendContinue reading “Weekend Adventure: Petrified Forest & Grand Canyon”

Weekend Adventure: Death Valley National Park

Death Valley was our last weekend adventure of 2019. The name, Death Valley, took on quite a literal form when Kevin and I both got sick a few days before we were supposed to leave for the trip. It was just a regular head cold — nothing crazy — so we decided not to cancelContinue reading “Weekend Adventure: Death Valley National Park”

Weekend Adventure: Mesa Verde National Park

Kevin and I were able to take Friday off last week so we could have an extended weekend adventure at Mesa Verde. We left Wednesday afternoon and returned Sunday. It’s a 6 hour drive (but does not feel like one) so it was nice to spend a few extra days there before having to driveContinue reading “Weekend Adventure: Mesa Verde National Park”

Weekend Adventure: Can You Guess How Many Times We’ll Go To Moab This Year?

We may need an intervention. We might be slightly obsessed with Moab. But where else are you going to go to test out your new truck than one of your favorite places ever?! I love planning. I’ve pretty much planned out my entire summer at this point. But, as we all know, things don’t alwaysContinue reading “Weekend Adventure: Can You Guess How Many Times We’ll Go To Moab This Year?”

How One Weekend Adventure Changed My Perspective On Traveling

I am an all-or-nothing person. Moderation is a challenge for me. I like to take things to the extreme. When I first discovered minimalism, I wanted to get rid of everything (including our tv — at which point my husband put his foot down). I used to alternate between eating extremely healthy and eating allContinue reading “How One Weekend Adventure Changed My Perspective On Traveling”

Weekend Adventure: Capitol Reef National Park

As I mentioned in a few earlier posts, we are going to make the most of our weekends this summer! We started planning a long road trip for sometime in 2021 and thought it would be impossible to do a lot of traveling until then since we both work full-time. But wait, we have allContinue reading “Weekend Adventure: Capitol Reef National Park”