The first time I visited Minneapolis, I was a very young 25 year-old who had never driven in snow. (Thanks, Texan-upbringing!) Of course, my trip aligned with one hell of a snow storm, so it was a challenging and bitterly cold experience. I met some amazing women during that trip: like Kelly Pepper and Kelly…Read More
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Exploring Whistler, But Not in Winter
It’s no secret that Whistler is a little slice of heaven. People have been traveling there to ski for ages. What I didn’t know is that this place is even better in the summer! The ski slopes morph into mountain biking trails, the hiking and biking paths are unparalleled, and the gondolas are fun to…Read More
Don’t Skip Over Squamish, B.C.
The perfect pitstop between Vancouver and Whistler is the sweet little town of Squamish. It came to life during construction of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway in the early 1900s. Forestry and logging were the major industries in those days. There was a bit of mining there too, but much of that production has ceased. Now…Read More
Exploring Vancouver: a shiny seaport by the seashore
For being in such a rainy part of the world, Vancouver is a brilliant place. The skies may be grey, but there is color in the streets (and the water ways). This coastal seaport was the first stop on a long weekend road trip to Whistler. Before I get ahead of myself. Let me show you…Read More
Kicking Off a Road Trip to Canada
This year to celebrate July 4th, I did a Canadian road trip. It turns out that traveling to another country over an American holiday is a great way to avoid crowds. We flew into Seattle, immediately hit the road in my rental and hopped on the Mukilteo/Whidbey Island Ferry. The ride was a beautiful way…Read More
Galway: Ireland Sober Is Ireland Stiff
And now we continue the Irish Adventure to Galway. To be honest, it felt like a blur. Despite what the pictures show below, we caught a lot of rain. And when in Ireland, the indoor entertainment is of course having a pint or two…The first night, we made friends with a local couple at a…Read More
we’re going to Nashville!
The city of Nashville and what is considered to be “music country” is located in the north central region of Tennessee, nestled into the Cumberland River. It has a sweet skyline and the downtown area is easy to get around on foot. If you travel down Broadway towards the river, you’ll hear live country music pouring out…Read More
road trip essentials
I would post Montana pictures everyday if I could. Here are a few more snap shots from my trip. I thought I’d share a few of the travel hacks I’ve picked up over the years. The idea is to pack as light and smart as possible. Keep it simple and only bring along necessary items.…Read More