Category: Travel Stories

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


4 Reasons to Visit Cumberland Island, Georgia

4 Reasons to Visit Cumberland Island, Georgia

Cumberland Island was one of the most unique places I've ever had the pleasure of exploring. My husband and I stumbled upon it when we were living in Jacksonville, FL, and had no idea what to expect when we boarded the ferry to Cumberland Island – but we were... Read more
North Table Mountain Hike Near Denver, CO

North Table Mountain Hike Near Denver, CO

If it is a warm weekend in Colorado, the North Table Mountain Hike in Golden (just a short drive from Denver) is the perfect way to soak up some rays! Don't get me wrong, I love winter – snow, comfy sweaters, Christmas lights that get left up way too long. But I... Read more
Round Mountain: Hiking in Roosevelt National Forest

Round Mountain: Hiking in Roosevelt National Forest

Sometimes we have an epic, well-thought out and researched weekend adventure. And sometimes (most of the time) we just wing it. Over the weekend we happened upon an amazing hike in Roosevelt National Forest. We spontaneously decided to hike along Devil's Backbone in... Read more
Top 4 Things to do Near Atlanta Georgia

Top 4 Things to do Near Atlanta Georgia

We're not city people. So, when we plan trips to visit family near big cities I always look for outdoor options or unique activities in the area. Luckily, even in the largest cities, you can always find some natural beauty mixed in among the skyscrapers. And if all... Read more
Florida Girl’s Guide to Surviving Snow

Florida Girl’s Guide to Surviving Snow

Before visiting Colorado we had never seen more than a light dusting of snow. So seeing FEET of snow pretty much blew our minds and was a big determining factor for our move across the country! However, after a life of no seasons, it took a lot of adjustments for... Read more
Rocky Mountain Arsenal: A Colorado Mini-Safari

Rocky Mountain Arsenal: A Colorado Mini-Safari

At first glance, you may think that some of these pictures were taken on an epic safari out on the plains of Africa. But surprisingly, they were taken just a short drive from Denver at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge! This amazing... Read more
Pros & Cons of Diving Homestead Crater in Midway Utah

Pros & Cons of Diving Homestead Crater in Midway Utah

We spent a cold January weekend scuba diving in the warm water of Homestead Crater in Midway, UT, in order to complete our PADI open water diver certifications. This review lists the pros & cons of diving Homestead Crater in Midway, Utah, so you can decide if this... Read more
Exploring Arches & Canyonlands in Winter

Exploring Arches & Canyonlands in Winter

On a snowy winter day, we set out from Denver, CO, to Homestead Crater in Midway, UT, to complete our open water scuba certification. Since we had never been to Utah, we HAD to check out some of its amazing national parks on our way. Even though we were taking the... Read more
Fowler Trail – Winter Hike in Eldorado Canyon

Fowler Trail – Winter Hike in Eldorado Canyon

On a cold Saturday morning, we met up with one of our favorite couples to check out a fun winter hike in Eldorado Canyon State Park. The park is right outside of Boulder and is a climbing mecca in the summer. But it is much less busy in the winter. So, we were excited... Read more
5 Steps to Having Happy Vacations

5 Steps to Having Happy Vacations

It is a common problem: You spend lots of money on a vacation and countless hours planning it and you want to have an amazing time. But then it happens, you end up sitting in a hotel room (or maybe on a trail somewhere) super disappointed and probably in tears. How do... Read more