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”…

A FINtastic Birthday Celebration!

Aloha Friends! If you haven’t noticed I’m a little bit behind schedule. My birthday (and our wedding anniversary) was in June, and here it is, already the end of September. I’m hoping to catch up soon. As always, thanks for following along. 🙂 I love Birthdays! In my family we…