Badlands Road Trip

Let’s be Bad! We recently took a road trip from Texas up to Minnesota for my grandparents 70th wedding anniversary. Yes, I wrote that correctly… 70th! Since we were already going to be so far north we decided to make the most of it and what’s another 8 – 18 hours or driving when you’ve already…

48 hours in Seattle

If you had 48 hours in Seattle what would you do? Eat. Drink. Play. Distance from Packwood/ Mount Rainier to Seattle: 187 miles Where we stayed: AirBnB What we did: The White Swan Public House , Ferry to Bainbridge Island, Volunteer Park Conservatory & Garden, Pikes Market, Piroshky Piroshky, Beechers Cheese, Chihuly Garden & Glass Exhibit, Space Needle, Gas…

Grand Teton and Mormon Row

Part two of our winter adventure took us on another snow trek. While we were heading home from the family winter trip that took us to Big Sky and Yellowstone in the winter, we stopped by Grand Teton National Park and decided to hike our way to Mormon Row in the snow.  Mormon Row is…

Winter in Yellowstone National Park

What a year 2017 turned out to be. Last summer was pretty hectic with our news of being pregnant, travel plans to Seattle and the Olympic Northwest, a road trip from New Jersey to Texas and then another trip from Texas to Banff, Canada. (Blogs coming soon!) One of the highlights for us was that we…

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…

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…

Italian Adventures

The desire to visit Italy again was driven by our love for the mountains. Glorious towering mountains, isolated and serene; a place to go and escape reality, disconnect from the modern world and feel the earth and stars move around us. I had dreamed going back on and off over the years ever since spending summers…

Westcave Preserve & Winery – TX

Westcave Preserve The Westcave Preserve and Outdoor Discovery Center is a quick 43 miles from Austin, TX and somehow in our many many years of living here I had never even heard of it! Located just past Hamilton Pool in the Texas Hill Country, the preserve is a beautiful and lush fern covered grotto and cave with highland…

Southwest Roadtrip 2016

Once a year for the past decade my husband’s side of the family takes a trip to go skiing. We usually drive to wherever we decide to go mostly because of our love for road tripping.  This year we split up and the hubby went on a solo trip, taking his time driving up to Colorado…