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

7 Things To Do in 3 Days in New Orleans

Rainy Bourbon Street

May Monthly Trip Its Memorial Day weekend, a hot and humid May afternoon. I find myself standing outside of a 200 year old colonial mansion gazing at the intricate wrought iron framework and lush trailing ivy. The house was built for Napoleon.… Continue Reading

Adventures in Kayaking

Learning to Kayak

I am covered in salt dust. That fine white powder that covers your clothes and visible skin after any length of time spent in salt water. The salt left behind once the water evaporates and you are dry. I’m ridiculously… Continue Reading

Beautiful Wyoming

Beware Tiny Houses!

I’ve fallen in love with Wyoming. If not for the cold winters, I would consider moving. I loved the open, empty feeling of the place. We could go for hours without seeing another car. I could see so far down… Continue Reading