Adventure Along the Colorado River: Lake Powell

One of the Southwest’s best hidden gems is found along a quiet stretch of highway near the Utah-Arizona border. A water-wonderland surrounded by out-of-this-world scenery is not only a boater’s oasis with over 96 water-filled canyons to explore but also an epicenter for spectacular hiking. I’ve mentioned that some of my favorite childhood memories…

Bucket List: Getting High in Utah

When I added this next adventure to my Bucket List, I honestly didn’t expect to cross it off so soon. This particular hobby had been on my radar for a few years but I always assumed it would be incredibly expensive so I kept pushing it to the back burner. The night…

Mo’orea: A Bucket List Roundup

While our Mo’orea adventure went by WAY too quick, it has taken me quite a while to recap it here on the blog. Cody and I spent an entire week in what I would refer to as a true paradise on Earth. We indulged in luxury during our stay in an overwater bungalow,…

The South Pacific on a Budget

I swear that’s not an oxymoron. At least, not entirely… I will just come out and say it: we spent more money on our trip to Mo’orea than we’ve spent on any other vacation. We knew that those fancy overwater bungalows came with a hefty price tag, and I soon…

When Life Gives you Lemons, Grab Your Camera

“If we get lucky, we’ll see a lemon shark or two at this dive site.”  This was the last thing I heard right before I back-rolled into the aqua-colored water at our second dive site of the day. Because visibility was over 140-feet I could clearly see the reef over 45-feet…

Fins Up! in the South Pacific

Many of my long time readers know that I have a sliiiiiight obsession with sharks. I’m fascinated by my sharp-toothed friends and am often left speechless (if only for a moment) after each peaceful encounter. From diving in Maui, to snorkeling in St. John, to that one time we saw a shark “attack”…