El Camino Gear List

It’s the last few days before my trip to Spain and in this past week I have rewritten my El Camino Gear List 5 times. The process generally goes like this: Pack everything up Weight it Realize it weights way… Continue Reading

Scotland Part 2: Capital Cities, Loch Ness & Tea Time!

View of Edinburgh

My time in Scotland was spent divided between two major cities. The Capitals of Scotland really. Edinburgh is the official capital of Scotland, and Inverness is known as the Highland capital of Scotland. They were different, and similar, and I think… Continue Reading

Scotland Part 1: Three Castles & A Palace

Castle Urquhart

Scotland has been on my list for a long time. It’s a country of great history, romance, and allure. And yes, I love Jamie from Outlander and therefore believe that Scotland must be a land full of Jamies’. While I… Continue Reading

New Mexico – Balloons & Caves & Sand. Oh my!

International Balloon Fiesta

New Mexico surprised me, in the best possible way. I’ll admit, my expectations were low coming in, but there were so many interesting things to see and do. This state has rocketed into my Top 5 Favorite US States and I’m… Continue Reading

Forest Glen Guard Station – A Chilly Woodland Weekend

My November trip fell over the Thanksgiving weekend. In the spirit of that holiday I decided that this trip should be about spending time with friends. Which I translate to locking them all up with me in an isolated cabin… Continue Reading

Alaska Adventures: Where I Become A Lumberjack

My fifth trip took me to the far north. Really far north. Anchorage, Alaska in fact. The primary purpose of this visit was to see and spend time with family. But that doesn’t mean I didn’t find time for adventure.… Continue Reading

Tucson Arizona: A Weekend in the Desert

The Desert

I’m not sure how many other people in the world see the Desert the way I do. Statistically I know there have to be some but I’ve met very few of them. To me, the Desert is the world’s most… Continue Reading

Riding the Empire Builder: A Pacific Northwest Train Ride

Riding the Empire Builder

This year I saw two fireworks shows on the Fourth of July. I watched both while looking out my window, lying in bed with a glass of wine. One in Montana and one in North Dakota. Now, I could turn… Continue Reading

Salton City: A Seaside Wasteland Adventure

Greetings from Salton Sea!

Welcome to Salton City & the Salton Sea! California’s Premier Seaside Wasteland You’ll enjoy spending a relaxing day on the beach. Fun Fact: The sand here is made up of millions of crushed fish bones. The brisk sea breeze will carry… Continue Reading

Yosemite Adventures: That Time I Survived the Wilderness

Yosemite National Park

I laid there for a moment, gazing up at the perfect baby blue patch of sky lined on all sides with the dark green of pine trees. The sun was warm and the breeze was cool. This is a remote… Continue Reading