Hawaii

When I was in 7th grade my Dad received orders to move us from a small town in Maryland on the Chesapeake bay to the North shore of Hawaii. As a kid on the edge of teenager-hood you can imagine I was devastated to leave my new friends of just 2 years, but also excited…

Backcountry Big Bend NP

The stars at night are big and bright, deep in the south of Texas  Fact! Big Bend National Park is the only National Park in Texas. At just over 800,000 sq miles of beautiful desert and mountains, it includes the entire chain of Chisos mountains, Santa Elena Canyon and a simple but relaxing natural Hot Springs…

Pools of Iceland

The gorgeous geothermal pools of Iceland are by far one of the best perks when traveling around this amazing country. The pools range in a variety from off the beaten path swimming holes to clean public city pools, rest in the luxury of the Blue Lagoon Spa & Resort types or strip down and jump in a…

Ousel Falls, Big Sky Montana

Location: Ousel Falls Road Trail head is located off Ousel Falls Road in Big Sky, Montana and is part of the Gallatin National Forest Hike: 1.6 miles Easy out & back trail, elevation of 460 feet Tucked away in the small town of Big Sky, Montana, Ousel Falls is a precious gem that flows freely…

Women’s March on Austin

LOVE IS LOVE January 21st, 2017 Over 50,000 people from across the state turned up at the Texas State Capitol for the Women’s March on Austin to march in solidarity, to organize and participate and express their voice that we are all here together, we all deserve equal rights are we will not be silent….

The Jade Cove Trail

  Hiking Jade Cove Facts: 1.5 Mile Trail Loop Level: Moderate/ steep incline 120 feet cove to cliff No Parking Fee/ No Restrooms Prospecting, mining or Removing an of the rock, mineral or materieals from the beach is strictly prohibited.  The Jade Cove Trail is located off Highway 1 about 3 miles south of Gorda, about…

Winter Road Trip Playlist

There is nothing quite like an epic road trip to start off a new year! Pack up your car, stuff it full of camping gear, hiking clothes, yummy car snacks. Pull out the map (or your saved map pins, pick a place to go and hit the road!  With the sun on your face, wind…

48 hours in San Francisco

Where we Stayed: The Clift Hotel Where we Dined: Rove Kitchen, Dottie’s True Blue Cafe, Social Kitchen & Brewery, Sunday’s Ice Cream & Cafe, Mr. Holmes Bakehouse, Jane Cafe What we Did: Golden Gate Park, Golden Gate Bridge, De Young Museum, Crissy Field, Botanical Gardens and Conservatory of Flowers THE CITY BY THE BAY When planning our trip…

Bride of the Sea – Venice

Venice, Italy “La Serenissima, Bride of the Sea” My first time visiting Venice is a vague memory from my childhood. It was the late 80’s. We lived in Germany and road tripped around Europe over the summers. My family would usually camp; mixed with grilling, hiking, swimming and playing. In Italy one summer the local boys taught my…

Plitvice & Split, Croatia

Part 3 of our road trip. The rough road trip outline would allow us to Explore the Dolomites, swing by Slovenia to visit Predjama Castle, make our way down to Plitvice National Park Croatia, then travel the coast to Split and all the way down to Ploce; hop on the ferry to Trpanj and drive the island all the…

10 things to do in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik aka the Pearl of the Adriatic, is among the top 10 most well preserved medieval walled cities in the world. Historically a meriting trade city; today a UNESCO World Heritage site, Dubrovnik is one of the top tourist destinations in the world. We accessed Croatia from Slovenia and then drove the coast all the way to…

Predjama Castle, Slovenia

While on our trip around Italy and Croatia we took a quick detour over to Slovenia to check out Predjama Castle. Predjama Castle – Postojnska Castle – Slovenia Jumping on the autostrada we made our way across the Italian Dolomites over to beautiful Slovenia. So…when entering countries of the EU be aware of the auto…