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: Great Basin National Park

During our summer travels, we’ve spent a lot of time driving south on I-15. At some point, we noticed several signs for Great Basin National Park and we were like, “Where is that? Is there another national park in Utah that we missed?!” Turns out it’s in Nevada, but it’s right on the Utah/Nevada borderContinue reading “Weekend Adventure: Great Basin National Park”

Weekend Adventure: Bryce Canyon National Park

We got to check off a huge bucket list item with this trip! We’ve officially been to every national park in Utah! I’ve been in a bit of a slump for the last two weeks and this trip was so, so good for my soul. One thing that’s been difficult for me during these weekendContinue reading “Weekend Adventure: Bryce Canyon National Park”

Weekend Adventure: Maple Grove Hot Springs

As much as I love cramming as much hiking as possible into a short weekend trip, this weekend was a breath of fresh air for me. At first it felt a little strange, but I quickly welcomed the much-needed rest and relaxation. A few months ago, I was looking around the internet for hot springsContinue reading “Weekend Adventure: Maple Grove Hot Springs”