Trailing Away – Blog Roll

Day Trip to the Green Sand Beach on the Big Island

Day Trip to the Green Sand Beach on the Big Island

On a sunny day, we set out with a well-researched plan to hike to the stunning Green Sand Beach on Hawaii’s Big Island. Just kidding. We left on a whim in crappy weather with no idea how far we would have to drive or walk to get to the scenic beach we had seen in a...

Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden: A Big Island Oasis Near Hilo

Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden: A Big Island Oasis Near Hilo

Nestled in the dense jungle north of Hilo, is a magical place for nature lovers to escape. The Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden offers a beautiful oasis in a lush ocean-side valley. When we last visited the Big Island of Hawaii, we didn't make it to this breathtaking...

How Unaccompanied Minors Fly with Southwest

How Unaccompanied Minors Fly with Southwest

Our 10-year-old nephew just came to visit us in Colorado all by himself! And he was totally unphased by it. What a badass, right? Anyway, we were really impressed with how easy this process was, once we understood all the rules needed for unaccompanied minors to fly...

Why Horsetooth Reservoir is Our Favorite Place to SUP in Colorado

Why Horsetooth Reservoir is Our Favorite Place to SUP in Colorado

There is a reason why stand up paddleboarding has grown exponentially in popularity over the last couple of years... it is addictively fun! After my first time on a stand up paddleboard, I was hooked! I could easily spend hours on the water paddleboarding,...

Hiking to the Iconic Boulder Flatirons in Colorado

Hiking to the Iconic Boulder Flatirons in Colorado

The Boulder Flatirons have always been a huge, pointy reminder of some of our favorite Colorado memories. From hiking to the first Flatiron on our anniversary one spring to watching the sun set behind them on my way home from work daily. And, of course, walking up to...

The Truth About Moving Away & What We've Learned From It

The Truth About Moving Away & What We've Learned From It

We are no strangers to moving away. As nomads, we move often. But before we took to exploring this big exciting world, we took a giant leap in the direction of adventure by moving away from our hometown and starting over across the country. I'd love to say it was a...

How We Get Free Flights with Our Chase Southwest Visa

How We Get Free Flights with Our Chase Southwest Visa

Note: This article was originally published in Dec. 2016 and updated in May 2019. A few years ago, before we even thought full-time travel was an option, we were just a couple of grown-up kids wanting to stretch our budget to travel more. So, we did what most people...