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Happy Birthday America! My Top Five Favorite U.S. Destinations

While jetsetting around the globe is a foolproof way to any wanderluster’s heart, I feel that it’s also important to explore your own backyard and appreciate your roots. After a long international flight and standing in a long line to get through Customs, I can’t help but feel an overwhelming sense of happiness and gratitude when I hear the words: Welcome Home. And what a beautiful home we have. With 50 incredibly diverse states just waiting to be explored — from red sandstone deserts to tall snow-covered peaks; large populated cities to vast…

Summer Break

Aloha friends! It has been a while, I hope you all are well. I took a little break from blogging over the last couple of months, however, just because I stopped writing doesn’t mean that I stopped adventuring — you know me, I always have an adventure or two up my sleeve and these last two months were no exception. I’m hoping to get back into my groove over the next couple of weeks and I’m excited to share all of my recent shenanigans with you (including quite a few bucket list adventures). Thank…

1,827 Adventure-filled Days

Five years ago today I married my best friend. As we said “I do” to each other 1,827 days ago we didn’t know what the future would hold, we just knew that no matter what happened we would face it together. We didn’t know the hurdles that we’d face, or the pure joy that we would experience. We didn’t know the twists and turns that our path would take, and we didn’t know how many times we’d find ourselves standing in an unfamiliar place holding…

Arches: A Red Rock Wonderland

Home to five national parks, seven national monuments, 45 state parks, and a vast expanse of wilderness area, Utah has no shortage of incredible outdoor destinations to explore. And while I have explored a few of the highlights like Lake Powell, Bear Lake, and Park City, I knew that Utah had a lot more to offer; so when the calendar changed over to 2016 I decided that this was the year to get out and see what all the hype was about. Interestingly enough, the National Park Service turns 100 later this year, so my goal of visiting Utah&#8217…

Maui Wowie!

Throughout our many visits to Hawaii Cody and I have had a lot of time to wander… exploring new sights, new restaurants, new beaches, and new hotels, and we’ve had even more time to settle into a routine, to re-visit some of our favorite locations, and to stop by our favorite restaurants more than a few times. With each new visit, we try to create a delicate balance of exploration and adventure combined with relaxation and rejuvenation. And this last visit was no exception. In total, we spent 11 blissful days in Hawaii; we kicked off…

Blowin’ Bubbles: Under the Sea in Maui

I have dreamed of channeling my inner-mermaid and becoming a scuba diver for most of my life, so when I finally completed my SCUBA certification two years ago I was head over fins excited! I convinced my husband to get certified six months later (to be fair, I think my night dive with the Manta Rays did more to convince him than all the begging and bargaining I did for months) 😉 and after his certification we kicked off our new hobby with a dive trip to Thailand. Always the planner, I have spent many nights researching top-rated dive…