Category: Travel Stories

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


4 Days in South Iceland Road Trip Recap

4 Days in South Iceland Road Trip Recap

The entire island of Iceland is insanely gorgeous. But there is something extra special about South Iceland. Maybe because it is jam-packed with beauty at every turn. Or maybe because there is such a variety of unique experiences to be had. Either way, we could have... Read more
5 Tips for an Unforgettable Hot Air Balloon Experience

5 Tips for an Unforgettable Hot Air Balloon Experience

Are you thinking about taking your first hot air balloon ride? As a surprise for his 30th birthday, I took Buddy on a hot air balloon experience for the first time and it was amazing. We got there at the crack of dawn excited for a new adventure, and somewhat unsure... Read more
5 First-Time 14er Fails – Hiking Mt. Bierstadt

5 First-Time 14er Fails – Hiking Mt. Bierstadt

In 2014, I climbed my very first 14er, by hiking Mt. Bierstadt, one of the easiest 14ers. For you non-Coloradans, that's a mountain peak with a summit above 14,000 feet! As I reminisce on that awesome, challenging and emotional experience, I can't help but laugh... Read more
An Unsuccessful Hike to Sky Pond in Colorado

An Unsuccessful Hike to Sky Pond in Colorado

With the summer's snow-melt, we kept hearing Alberta Falls in Rocky Mountain National Park was the place to see. And, even though we hadn't been hiking in a while, I decided we should just go ahead and push ourselves a little further and do the 8 mile round trip hike... Read more
Exploring the San Antonio River Walk

Exploring the San Antonio River Walk

I'll be honest, San Antonio, Texas, was not on my list of must-see places. But since we were there to visit for a family reunion we had to check out the acclaimed San Antonio River Walk, and I’m so glad we did. I had no idea this wonderful and unique place was in the... Read more