A note to my readers: As I am in Seattle doing my very first petsit this weekend, I have handed over control of this week’s post to the husband, in what he calls a “blog takeover” and what the rest of the world calls a “guest post.” Yes, last week’s post was something of a … Continue reading Not As Advertised: Bikepacking the San Rafael Swell in Utah
If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you know that the husband and I usually have different weeks for spring break – a repeated misfortune that has cost us no end of vacations – and this year was no exception. You may also recall that, after an anguishing mental tug of war, I opted … Continue reading Dueling Adventures: Bikepacking in Utah vs. Staycation
*All animal photos in this post are courtesy of WordPress’s free photo library. The husband had been certain that nothing could distract me from my six-month-old blogging obsession. And for a while there, he was right. But ironically, it was through my interactions with the bloggosphere that I became aware of the thing that would … Continue reading Petsitting – My Latest Obsession and a New Way to Travel?
When Bad Things Happen to Good Travelers, Episode 5: Not a Stellar Trip To all my fellow Americans out there, do you remember witnessing the much-anticipated astronomical event that captured the country’s imagination in the summer of 2017: the total solar eclipse? I don’t. I’m going to tell you why, so brace yourselves for a … Continue reading Episode 5: Not a Stellar Trip
I know! I couldn’t believe it either. We’re going to San Antonio, Texas, for our four-day anniversary trip this fall. I’m as shocked as anyone. Never in my wildest dreams did I envision us in Texas. Aside from some enticing natural areas, such as national parks like Big Bend and Guadalupe Mountains, Texas isn’t really … Continue reading And the Winner is… San Antonio?!
Disclaimer: As much as I would like Lowe’s Ventana Canyon Resort to shower me with fifties for what I’m about to say, this post is completely independent. All opinions are my own and, sadly, uncompensated. Two years ago I became possessed. There I was, minding my own business, when I was suddenly consumed by an … Continue reading Seeking Travel Ideas: Like Tucson, But Different
When I told the husband that I was thinking about writing a post on my prolonged siege against my intractable plantar wart, he wasn’t just opposed to it. No. He was totally, emphatically, zealously, vociferously against it. At the time, I had 131 followers. He said if I was hell-bent on doing it, I should … Continue reading This Is Me – Warts and All…
A recent chain of events (a record-breaking polar vortex which led to a four-day school cancellation which led to a reorganization of the photo cupboard) brought to light a long-forgotten photo album of our first Southwest road trip. Turns out the husband and I (but mostly the husband – you’ll see his massive camera in several … Continue reading A Photo Journey: Bryce Canyon National Park
My mother likes to tell me I’m well-traveled, in the way only a mother can: with a bit of admiration, wonder, and pride combined with a heavy dose of “You-should-be-grateful-do-you-know-how-lucky-you-are-I-didn’t-travel-nearly-as-much-when-I-was-your-age-are-you-sure-you-can-afford-all-those-trips?” guilt. Once I started reading others’ blogs, though, I knew my travel range and frequency couldn’t hold a candle to many people’s. But still, I … Continue reading Oh, the Places I’ve Been: Breadth vs. Depth
The last time we were in France, we rented a car for the entire three-week sojourn. Though we love the ease and convenience of European train travel, there were places we just couldn’t see without the freedom of a vehicle. As is often the case with new experiences, we learned a thing or two about … Continue reading Near Misses and a Direct Hit: Driving in France