Category: Travel Stories

Travel stories & ideas for adventures near and far – road trips, weekend getaways, budget trips and epic vacations.


Why We’re Not Planning for Retirement

Why We’re Not Planning for Retirement

As full-time travelers and freelancers, one of the top questions we get – from family, friends, and well-meaning strangers – is “but what will you do for retirement?” It usually comes out of genuine loving concern, or utter disbelief (and often disapproval) at the... Read more
14 Unforgettable Places to Visit in New Mexico

14 Unforgettable Places to Visit in New Mexico

Before our month-long visit to New Mexico, it was just that state with the really cool balloon festival in the fall. But, now that we've explored much more of “the Land of Enchantment,” we have fallen in love with its varied landscape, rich culture, yummy... Read more
A Rocky Mountain Vow Renewal in Colorado

A Rocky Mountain Vow Renewal in Colorado

We tend to be a silly, laid-back couple. But, there are a few things in this life we take very seriously, and one of those is our commitment to each other. The vows we wrote and said to each other on our wedding day are heavy. They mean something. Those words have... Read more
A Relaxing Resort Getaway in Black Hawk, Colorado

A Relaxing Resort Getaway in Black Hawk, Colorado

Sometimes we just really want to stay somewhere extra fancy with a giant tub we both fit in and everything we need just a few steps away. So, when we were looking for a hotel to stay at near Denver, Ameristar Black Hawk stood out immediately. I mean, there was a... Read more
Favorite Places in Salt Lake City (& Great Day Trips)

Favorite Places in Salt Lake City (& Great Day Trips)

Between the Great Salt Lake and Wasatch mountain range lies a unique place called Salt Lake City. When first arriving for our two-week stay for a house/pet sit, all we knew was that we'd be surrounded by mountains and Mormons. So, we were excited to dive in deeper and... Read more
A Fun Night at Bonneville Salt Flats

A Fun Night at Bonneville Salt Flats

We were just looking for an epic sunset spot near Salt Lake City, and the unique landscape of Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats kept showing up in our search. So, we made the 1.5-hour, very straight and boring drive out to the middle of nowhere to pick a spot for photos –... Read more
Mystic Hot Springs & Hippie Bus Hideaway in Utah

Mystic Hot Springs & Hippie Bus Hideaway in Utah

Sometimes we put a lot of thought into our travel plans, but mostly we just wing it. Like, when we booked all of our lodging for a week-long road trip around midnight the night before we were supposed to leave – after having a few drinks to celebrate. Yea, that... Read more