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Our all-time most epic vacation fail

If you travel enough, it’s inevitable that things will go wrong. I count myself very fortunate that, so far, I’ve managed to avoid any extreme crises while traveling (knock on wood). We’ve had a few hiccups – a couple flat tires, almost running out of gas once (this one was 100% my dad’s fault), forgetting… Continue reading Our all-time most epic vacation fail

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Sunshine Blogger Award III

I think I've set a new record here for longest time taken to accept an award. Image Earth Travel nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award about 9 months ago. I started answering the questions, saved it as a draft, and completely forgot about it. Oops. But now that I've stumbled across it, I should… Continue reading Sunshine Blogger Award III

About me, Midwestern US

Christmas in Ohio

For our final trip of 2011, we headed to Ohio over the holiday break to visit some of my mom’s side of the family. They live in the Cincinnati area but the nearest airport is actually located in Covington, Kentucky, so this trip was also the first time I’d ever been to Kentucky. It’s not… Continue reading Christmas in Ohio


Sunshine Blogger Award II

In an unexpected twist to the beginning of 2017, I found out this morning that I recently was nominated a second time for the Sunshine Blogger Award, this time by Jamie over at Surf Travels Blog. Thanks Jamie! I've never actually been surfing, but it's something that I've always wanted to learn...now I know who… Continue reading Sunshine Blogger Award II

About me

Liebster Award!

A few weeks back, I was nominated for the Liebster Award by Allison over at Travel Gourmand. Thanks, Allison! She's recently (well okay, semi-recently, it's taken me way too long to get around to making this post) been recounting her adventures through Greenland! It's already on my Ultimate Travel List but every single photo of hers… Continue reading Liebster Award!

About me, Montana

In Loving Memory

This one, as the title might suggest, is going to be a bit different from the rest of my posts. In September 2008, my college friend Dianna came to visit me in Montana. Though Dianna was from Seattle, her mom grew up in my hometown and graduated from my high school. Dianna and I met… Continue reading In Loving Memory

About me, Montana


I’ve toyed with the idea of starting a travel blog for a long time now, but I always manage to talk myself out of it. Maybe because I haven’t quit my job to travel the world for a year. I haven’t even really traveled the world, though I have traveled quite extensively within the US… Continue reading Hello!