County Clare, The Burren & the Cliffs of Moher

Eight years ago, my husband and I took an amazing ten day trip around Ireland. My dad lived in Dublin where he was an instructor for the National Ambulance School. Which created a perfect opportunity for us - because my motto is, if you know someone who lives...

Cincy isn’t so bad. But I still don’t love the Reds.

Cincy isn’t so bad. But I still don’t love the Reds.

I know this thing I'm about to say makes me weird. I'm okay with that. I am a die-hard Pittsburgh Pirates fan. Have been since my first game. I know they except for the last two seasons they have been miserable. The last time they were good, I was in high school - and...

Chicago – Best of the Best

My first trip to Chicago, I was sixteen years old. That gives me 22 years worth of anecdotes and experience on what's worth your time and what isn't. I know it better than any other city, and though I've never lived there, it's got a special place in my heart. I'm...

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

You may or may not be aware that Michigan is made up of two peninsulas - the Lower and the Upper. Both are surrounded by four of the five Great Lakes. I love the Lower Peninsula. From Detroit to Grand Rapids. From Lansing to Mackinaw City. There is something to see...

Zion National Park – The Narrows

Zion National Park – The Narrows

Every year for our anniversary, the husband and I try to do something special. Neither of us really needs anything, and I would rather go on a trip anyway. Two years ago he took me to Chicago to see the Pirates play the Cubs (I'm a giant Bucs fan). And last year we...

Bryce Canyon – Hiking the Hoodoos

Bryce Canyon – Hiking the Hoodoos

So, the main reason I wanted to visit Bryce Canyon was the stars. Word on the street is that the stars here are epic. Due to the lack of light pollution. Sadly, though, the moon was nearly half full, so it was too bright. Plus it was cloudy half the night we were...

Capitol Reef & Arches National Parks

Capitol Reef & Arches National Parks

I limited yesterday's post to Bryce Canyon - but truthfully, we also hit up Capitol Reef National Park on that same day. It was just a quick skip through the area on our way to Arches - but Capitol Reef is not insignificant, and should be ignored. The main reason I...

Niagara Falls + Internationally Traveling Kids

Niagara Falls + Internationally Traveling Kids

My first trip out of the US was at the age of 14. I went on a mission trip to Antigua, and it changed my life. Partially because seeing the way people live outside of the US is enlightening. I mean, it was mind-blowing to me that people lived on a regular basis...

The Last Place I Thought I Wanted To Go

The Last Place I Thought I Wanted To Go

When I first started this blog, the goal was just to have an outlet to talk about how much I love to travel. And maybe start selling trip planning services. I still want to do both of those things, but I've realized I need to focus in a little better. Travel is a...

County Clare, The Burren & the Cliffs of Moher

Eight years ago, my husband and I took an amazing ten day trip around Ireland. My dad lived in Dublin where he was an instructor for the National Ambulance School. Which created a perfect opportunity for us - because my motto is, if you know someone who lives...