Category: Travel Stories

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


Whitewater Rafting Over Husum Falls

Whitewater Rafting Over Husum Falls

Hiking to one of the many beautiful waterfalls in the Columbia River Gorge area is definitely a rewarding experience. However, rafting over one of them is something else entirely. Check this epic experience off your bucket list by going on a whitewater... Read more
Hiking to Long Lake & Lake Isabelle from Brainard Lake

Hiking to Long Lake & Lake Isabelle from Brainard Lake

The Brainard Lake Recreation Area is gorgeous, and only about an hour from Boulder, CO. Although it gets busy, there are multiple parking lots throughout the area and lots of different trail options for every skill level. A gorgeous option, with lots of great views,... Read more
Why You’re NOT Selfish for Moving Away

Why You’re NOT Selfish for Moving Away

Moving away from family or other loved ones to blaze your own path can feel like the most selfish thing in the world. Not getting to see my nephew grow up has been especially hard for me. I tear up often thinking of how much I've missed out on since I moved away four... Read more
Morning Hike Up Mount Sanitas in Boulder

Morning Hike Up Mount Sanitas in Boulder

Want to start your day with a great workout, fresh air AND amazing views? Going on an early-morning hike to the top of Mount Sanitas in Boulder, Colorado is a great way to get your blood pumping while enjoying the outdoors. And it can even be completed before you have... Read more
4 Reasons Fall in Iceland is a Great Time to Visit

4 Reasons Fall in Iceland is a Great Time to Visit

Visiting Iceland is always a good idea – with countless waterfalls, epic hiking, gorgeous glaciers, unique beaches, and let's not forget, the crazy geothermal activity (hello volcanoes & hot springs)! But, fall in Iceland is an extra special time. It has... Read more
Driving Up Pikes Peak vs. the Cog Railway

Driving Up Pikes Peak vs. the Cog Railway

2022 Update: The Cog Railway just recently underwent renovations and has re-opened after a long pause in operations. There are now new trains, as well as a new track, depot, and Pikes Peak Visitor Center. Tickets are now $58+ for an adult (up $20 from their pricing... Read more
Top 5 Things to Do with Friends Visiting Colorado

Top 5 Things to Do with Friends Visiting Colorado

Coloradans often take all of the awesome views, activities, food, and brews available to us for granted. So. sometimes it is hard to decide where to visit in with friends visiting Colorado from out of town. However, with the right plan, it is the perfect... Read more
Staying at Mountain Home Inn Outside San Francisco

Staying at Mountain Home Inn Outside San Francisco

Staying at Mountain Home Inn, the perfect weekend getaway from San Francisco, was something out of a dream. As we drove across the Golden Gate Bridge away from the insanity of the city and toward our peaceful escape for the night, the stillness of the fog-covered... Read more
10 Photos to Inspire a Walk in Muir Woods

10 Photos to Inspire a Walk in Muir Woods

When you walk into Muir Woods, it feels like you are getting a GIANT HUG from nature. The redwood trees tower over you while the lush foliage seems to move closer around you, and the stream whispers soothing songs of peace. It is enough to turn anyone into a... Read more