Dreaming of Costa Rica

Every winter the debate starts anew. Tawny is a true islander, born and raised for tropical climates. I, as a passionate northerner wait for snow. While we love to make the most of our time in the snow-capped peaks of Washington we almost always end up booking our escape to somewhere tropical. Lately we’ve being weighing the pros and cons […]

It’s 2018 and we’re back in action!

It’s no secret that things have been eerily quiet around here. It’s not for lack of travel, advice or content to share. We’ve probably been the busiest that we’ve ever been but both Chris and I have had a hard time prioritizing and managing life with a toddler. Our little explorer is 19-months old and I’m only now just feeling […]

Dashing through the snow for holiday travel

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Shell, in which I was compensated. The opinions and text are all mine. Our idea for the holiday theme is a good ol’ traditional family road trip. For us, road tripping and the holidays go hand-in-hand. We have always done Thanksgiving at my parents’ house and Christmas with Chris’ […]

Our Year in Review – 2017

Dear Tawny, It seems unreal, but here we are nearing the end of the year. As always, I know that you start to forget everything that we did since January and I consider it my duty to remind you of all (or at least a great deal of) what we’ve accomplished. We had a lot of apprehension about this year […]

Adjusting to life off the road

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Shell. The opinions and text are all mine. This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Shell, in which I was compensated. The opinions and text are all mine. After a busy travel-packed summer, we are more than happy to be spending the next few weeks […]

Trying our hand at the Finger Lakes

It was just like a scene from the movies. We were at Grist Iron Brewing Company for our last dinner in the Finger Lakes Wine Country. Within minutes of arriving, Holden had wooed his way into nearly every patrons’ heart–blowing kisses and giving high-fives.The cover band started playing Melissa Ethridge’s “I’m The Only One” and without even thinking, I popped […]

Summer road tripping in style

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Shell, in which I was compensated. The opinions and text are all mine. How is it already September? It still feels as if summer just arrived and now we can already feel fall nipping at our heels. I can’t believe the season of BBQing, slip and slides, and road […]

Italy’s best foodie experiences

Pizza, pasta, prosciutto, risotto, and gelato- oh my! Excuse me while I drool. Those are just a few of my favorite dishes from our numerous trips to Italy. It’s hard to believe that I was 27 years old the first time I stepped foot in Italy. I’ve made up for lost time and have been back at least four times. […]

Hitting the road with toddler in tow

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Shell, in which I was compensated. All opinions are my own. It’s officially summer! If you’ve experienced the kind of weather that we have in the Pacific Northwest the past nine months, you’re more than ready to welcome the warmth of the sun. With this season comes all sorts of summer travel […]

The rewards of road tripping

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Shell, in which I was compensated. The opinions and text are all mine.  There is something inherently rewarding about a good old fashioned road trip. I’ve lost count of the number of road trips that Chris and I have taken together. We chased the sunset on trips across Washington […]