Switzerland by Train: The Peak of the Matterhorn

After spending 8 hours on the Glacier Express, I was thrilled to be moving my feet again. Zermatt, a completely car-free town, was even cuter and quainter than I expected. After aimlessly wandering up the street and attempting to decode roughly 12 German dinner menus, we landed on yet another fondue-focused establishment. I’m not yet … Continue reading Switzerland by Train: The Peak of the Matterhorn

Switzerland by Train: The Glacier Express

The next day we set off for St. Moritz on the first day of our 8-day Swiss Rail Pass. The pass gets you unlimited rides on trains, buses, and boats, and discounted rides on scenic/mountain railways. My favorite part was not having to purchase individual train tickets – you just board your train of choice … Continue reading Switzerland by Train: The Glacier Express

Switzerland by Train: Zurich Zen

*Important note* - as is common, I am posting blogs about this latest trip at a slight delay. Doing so always feels preferable to lugging a laptop around on trains, planes, and buses while on the road. But a lot of terrible things have transpired since I stepped off the airplane and arrived home, and … Continue reading Switzerland by Train: Zurich Zen

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

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

North Wales: Liverpool to Llandudno

Just as soon as we'd arrived in Liverpool, it was time to go. We had a fleeting 24 hours to recover from jet lag before we hit the road towards Wales. We booked a car rental from Liverpool airport, hoping that we would have an easier transition back into left-side driving if we didn't have … Continue reading North Wales: Liverpool to Llandudno

North Wales: A Hop Across the Pond to Liverpool

It feels like forever since I’ve been on the road—an obvious exaggeration, but that's how my brain works. The past few weeks were full of mood swings and general malaise. I almost forgot that I had a trip coming, until my mind caught up with me and suddenly the “blahness” all made sense. I figured … Continue reading North Wales: A Hop Across the Pond to Liverpool

Voyage South Africa–Morning Game Drive & One More Jo’Burg Night

We slept another peaceful night in the beautiful wild. Morning came early again so that we could join a game drive on the reserve we were staying at. Our Kruger National Park tour was awesome, but the game drive gave us a more intimate look into animal life. Because we were on a drive within … Continue reading Voyage South Africa–Morning Game Drive & One More Jo’Burg Night