10 of My Favorite Places I’ve Visited (so far)

10 of My Favorite Places I’ve Visited (so far)

It was challenging to narrow down this list to just 10. But here we go! 10. Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada      Majestic mountains, cerulean lakes and wildlife sightings galore, Banff is a nature lovers wonderland. There is so much hiking to be had and we thoroughly enjoyed Sunshine Meadows and Johnston Canyon. We … Continue reading

Big Island Lava & a Maui Stopover

Big Island Lava & a Maui Stopover

Just a month ago, Jason and I made our way over to the Big Island of Hawaii to attend a friend’s wedding. Never one to miss a National Park opportunity, I planned a side trip to visit Volcanoes. And to our surprise, the island’s volcanic activity decided to give us a spectacular show! So after … Continue reading

In Awe of the Alhambra in Granada, Spain

In Awe of the Alhambra in Granada, Spain

Part two from our trip through Spain brings us to Granada and more specifically, the Alhambra. Our visit to Granada was mainly focused on the Alhambra, especially since we had to book our timed tickets months in advance! This Moorish palace and fortress complex is a highly visited sight in Spain, showcasing the country’s most … Continue reading

The White Hill Towns of Andalusia, Spain

The White Hill Towns of Andalusia, Spain

Long overdue posts from our May trip to Spain, coming up! A real highlight from our time in this beautiful country was road-tripping through Andalusia. We started our trip in Madrid, took the train to Sevilla and by our last day there, we were ready to break loose from big cities and explore the countryside. … Continue reading

19/59 – Death Valley National Park

19/59 – Death Valley National Park

My first National Park visit in quite some time! I’ve been wanting to make the trip to Death Valley for a few years now and February seemed like perfect timing. So Laura and I planned a weekend getaway, flying into Las Vegas and renting a minivan to make the drive to Furnace Creek. We slept … Continue reading

A Star Wars Birthday

A Star Wars Birthday

Not a typical post for me but I had so much fun decorating for my nephew’s birthday party that I wanted to share the details. My sister and brother in-law chose the Star Wars theme and with the new movie release, it made it quite easy to find ideas and supplies! The party was a … Continue reading

Iceland Ring Road Adventure (Part III)

Iceland Ring Road Adventure (Part III)

And we’ve made it to the final leg of our trip around the island. Picking up from Part II, we set off from the coastal city of Seyðisfjörður and made our way to the Mývatn region in Northern Iceland. You could immediately sense the change from the greenery of the Fjords and feel the heavy … Continue reading

Iceland Ring Road Adventure (Part II)

Iceland Ring Road Adventure (Part II)

Our Iceland trip continues as we make our way east on the Ring Road. After our 2nd night in the back of the Suzuki, we woke up to an amazing sight… blue skies! We had overnighted in Kirkjubæjarklaustur (just trying saying that word!) and from here it was a short drive to the largest ice … Continue reading

Iceland Ring Road Adventure (Part I)

Iceland Ring Road Adventure (Part I)

Iceland, also known as the Land of Fire and Ice, is truly unlike anywhere else in the world. The small island is home to active volcanoes, lava fields, geothermal sights, waterfalls, fjords, glaciers and stunning scenery as far as the eye can see. It’s hard to believe all of these diverse landscapes can be found … Continue reading