It’s officially spring in Colorado right now. And for those not versed in mountain life, let me clue you in: spring doesn’t actually bring all that many flowers. Continue reading “Recharged”

Best of: Camino de Santiago, 2011


The Camino de Santiago was my first ever solo travel adventure. Continue reading “Best of: Camino de Santiago, 2011”

Best of: Dominican Republic 2012/2013

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It has been years since we spent the holidays in my mother’s homeland of the Dominican Republic. Continue reading “Best of: Dominican Republic 2012/2013”

Best of: Mexico 2013


Thinking about the three months Austin and I spent backpacking through southern Mexico in 2013 makes my heart soar. Continue reading “Best of: Mexico 2013”

Best Of: Japan 2014


It’s been over a month since mom and I returned from Japan, and 14 blog posts later I’m still struggling with how to adequately summarize our weeks in this confusing, enchanting place. Continue reading “Best Of: Japan 2014”

Japan Eats


I love food. Continue reading “Japan Eats”

The Pros and Cons of Staying in a Traditional Japanese Ryokan

Our room at the ryokan
Our room at the ryokan

What’s it really like to stay in a Japanese ryokan for the first time? Continue reading “The Pros and Cons of Staying in a Traditional Japanese Ryokan”

Preferring Tradition in Tokyo


The chorus of the Cee Lo Green song “Bright Lights Bigger City” was on repeat in my head as our bus carried us into Tokyo for the first time. Continue reading “Preferring Tradition in Tokyo”

New Orleans Part 5: Photo Blog

While I feel I’ve gotten all of my words about our amazing week in New Orleans out, there are still a lot of amazing photos taken by Austin that I’m itching to share. Consider this our NOLA grand finale! Enjoy 🙂 Continue reading “New Orleans Part 5: Photo Blog”

New Orleans Part 3: by Day


Most of our days in New Orleans started fairly late out of necessity (more on that later). Continue reading “New Orleans Part 3: by Day”