A Whole Lot of Aloha

Getting to Hawaii was the real goal of this west coast adventure. It would be state #45 for Katie and #39 for me. We gained another 3 hours through the time difference and sat through another 5 ½ hour plane ride between San Francisco and the island of Maui. We managed to cram our 7 … Continue reading A Whole Lot of Aloha


Napa: “Is this the California Sun they told us about?”

Wine country is just a short drive from San Francisco, but it’s about 20 degrees hotter and a drastic change of scenery. We stopped in Napa during our first big road trip and took a last-minute wine tour with Platypus Tours, and in a fit of nostalgia, we decided to use them the second time … Continue reading Napa: “Is this the California Sun they told us about?”

San Francisco: Chilly Air and Cool Vibes

The next leg of our 50 states by the age of 30 journey will ultimately bring us to Hawaii, which will be the farthest geographical area that we will travel to within the U.S. from our home. I am actually writing this on an airplane over the Pacific Ocean in an attempt to quell my … Continue reading San Francisco: Chilly Air and Cool Vibes


Travel vs. Vacation

The topic of travel has begun to take on a different meaning for me than it once did. In the last year or two in particular, a growing issue has emerged. In these situations, I’ll be rambling on and on about a trip that I just came home from, not knowing when I can leave … Continue reading Travel vs. Vacation