Road Trip Montana: Heading Home, East Glacier to Billings

There was one last night on the road before flying home, and I felt the distance the minute we pulled away from Glacier National Park. The mountains beseeched me to stay but as the tires rolled along, and the landscape grew flatter, I had to leave them behind. Down that long stretch of road was … Continue reading Road Trip Montana: Heading Home, East Glacier to Billings

Road Trip Montana: Yellowstone Bison & Bozeman Beers

I slept like a brick in Cooke City, and by the early morning hours, I had started to feel less altitude fatigued. We picked up another Gatorade (a life-saver), some coffees, and a few fresh pastries from the Bearclaw Bakery before hitting the road. We planned to continue driving US-212 until we hit US-89 to … Continue reading Road Trip Montana: Yellowstone Bison & Bozeman Beers

Road Trip Montana: Beartooth Highway in a 4Runner

During the course of the pandemic, we were lucky to have stayed healthy and remained near our families. Katie is a nurse, so her experience is not easy for people to fully understand, even me sometimes. We traveled locally around our state but waited until we were both vaccinated to finally get on an airplane … Continue reading Road Trip Montana: Beartooth Highway in a 4Runner

NY Road Trip: Niagara Falls & “Maid of the Mist”

Every morning we woke up slowly and cooked our own breakfast – a huge perk of Airbnb-ing over a hotel. When we went grocery shopping a few days before, I decided that I needed to buy Shake ‘N Pour pancakes like I was living in a college dorm. I don’t care if they’re full of … Continue reading NY Road Trip: Niagara Falls & “Maid of the Mist”

Honeymoon Across the Globe: Melbourne Food Heaven

My blogs are currently being posted on a 2-month delay. Please remember that Australia is still experiencing a devastating bush fire season as a direct result of climate change. Re-posting this article with links for local relief organizations to donate to, if you can! We woke up to the faint sound of birds. I was … Continue reading Honeymoon Across the Globe: Melbourne Food Heaven

Honeymoon Across the Globe: Fiji Sunsets & a Kava Ceremony

We woke up by 7am with little effort. Jetlag or island time? The resort goes quiet so early at night and you just roll with it. We dug into a buffet breakfast and then went to grab a 2-person kayak before the rest of the crowd descended upon them. There was a small island not … Continue reading Honeymoon Across the Globe: Fiji Sunsets & a Kava Ceremony

Honeymoon Across the Globe: Fiji Waters & Island Hopping

There are no words that can adequately describe the feeling after your wedding when you are no longer “planning” anything. Your brain hangs in list-making limbo while you polish off the reception wine that you bought a case too much of. I felt so content in those days afterward but also desperately needed to hibernate. … Continue reading Honeymoon Across the Globe: Fiji Waters & Island Hopping

North Wales: Portmeirion to Shrewsbury

We woke up in Tremadog to a crisp, rainy morning. The air smelled a little like being by a boat dock, which was strange since we were nowhere close to anything like that. It had that strangely comforting salty, seaside freshness. We hit the road again with a destination of Shrewsbury, just back over the … Continue reading North Wales: Portmeirion to Shrewsbury

North Wales: Tremadog, Snowdonia & Welsh Highland Railway

The next day, it was time to hit the road again. We bid goodbye to beautiful Llandudno on a sunny morning and before we knew it, we were back in the quiet countryside with little roads and lots of sheep. Before landing in Tremadog for the night (a "suburb" of the village of Portmadog, two … Continue reading North Wales: Tremadog, Snowdonia & Welsh Highland Railway

North Wales: Conwy Castle & Afternoon Tea

We were less ambitious at breakfast the next morning. I knew I couldn't face another plate of food that spanned the width of my stomach, so I stuck to porridge and fresh fruit. The addition of 3 slices of fruit convinced me that every pint of beer consumed thus far was suddenly justifiable. Balanced diets … Continue reading North Wales: Conwy Castle & Afternoon Tea