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The utterly absurd in my life

Klondike Road Trip Part 5: Beef Jerky Saves Lives

Klondike Road Trip Part 5: Beef Jerky Saves Lives
Miss our adventures in Tombstone Provincial Park (Yukon), Dawson City (Yukon), Kluane National Park, or backcountry hiking? Check out parts 1-4 of the Klondike road trip at the links! If we’re lucky, there are maybe a handful of times in our lives where we truly reveal our character. Sure, every day is an opportunity to learn about yourself, but most... Read more »

Klondike Road Trip Part 4: Backcountry Camping in Kluane National Park

Klondike Road Trip Part 4: Backcountry Camping in Kluane National Park
Miss our adventures in Tombstone Provincial Park, Dawson City (Yukon), or Kluane National Park? Click on the links to catch up on our Klondike road trip adventure! I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: I didn’t grow up camping. I loved my childhood, but my siblings and cousins and I spent our summers... Read more »

Cowabunga, dudes!: Excellent bungy jumping adventures in Queenstown

Cowabunga, dudes!: Excellent bungy jumping adventures in Queenstown
If you’re a long time reader of the blog (hi, mom!), you know by now that El and I are very much “when in Rome” travelers.  I wouldn’t say we have this insane bucket list of thrill-seeking activities, but we’re definitely “if this place is known for ___, then we’re doing it” type of people.  Whether... Read more »
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Fish are friends, not food: Adventures on the Great Barrier Reef

Fish are friends, not food: Adventures on the Great Barrier Reef
When Finding Nemo came out in 2003, I think everyone, including yours truly, got hit with wanderlust to see the Great Barrier Reef.  And with more and more news reports coming out about coral bleaching and how the GBR’s days are numbered, it seemed that a trip there was pretty pressing.  So at the tail end... Read more »

Canadian Rockies Road Trip Part 4: German Guardian Angels & Hitchhiking in Jasper National Park

Canadian Rockies Road Trip Part 4: German Guardian Angels & Hitchhiking in Jasper National Park
Miss our shenanigans in Banff, on the Icefields Parkway, or narrowly missing a grizzly bear in Jasper? Check out the posts at the links! After invoking the spirit of Tenzig Norgay during an uphill climb through a snowstorm, and finally reaching the Watchtower campsite in Jasper National Park, El and I ate dinner with Jenny, a fellow... Read more »

Canadian Rockies Road Trip Part 3: Grizzly Close Calls and September Snow in Jasper National Park

Canadian Rockies Road Trip Part 3: Grizzly Close Calls and September Snow in Jasper National Park
Miss our shenanigans in Banff or on the Icefields Parkway? Check out Parts 1 and 2 of the Canadian Rockies Road Trip at the links! Growing up, my family didn’t camp. Don’t get me wrong, I was extremely hashtagblessed to go on some pretty incredible vacations as a kid, but we were strapping goggles to our face instead... Read more »
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Stay out of the forest: Scary as hell adventures in Macedonia

It’s been a few months since the hubs and I galavanted across the Balkans in a rental car (I’m clearly the worst with blogging about it.  Shame on me), but the memories of our time in Macedonia are as strong as ever.  For instance, last night I dreamt that I was clinging to a mountain... Read more »

10 True Crime Books Every Murderino Should Read

<strong><a href="https://www.amazon.co.uk/Killer-Little-Shepherds-Forensic-Science/dp/1849833281">The Killer of Little Shepherds: The Case of the French Ripper and the Birth of Forensic Science by Douglas Starr</a></strong><br><br>I'm a big fan of "the birth of" type books, and The Killer of Little Shepherds doesn't disappoint.  It dissects (pun completely intended) how 19th century French criminologists used blood spatter evidence (hence "the birth of forensic science") to catch serial killer, Joseph Vacher.  A particularly awful breed of asshole, Vacher is suspected of killing between 11 and 27 young farmhands and was nicknamed "France's Jack the Ripper".  Come for the science, stay for the white rabbit fur hat.
If you clicked on this post, you’re probably a self-identified Murderino and fascinated with true crime.  And if you’re like me, you were finally able to crawl out of the “I really like reading about/watching true crime stories, but I don’t tell anyone because I don’t want people to think that it’s because I want... Read more »

The King (& Queen) in the North!: Canada Bound

The King (& Queen) in the North!: Canada Bound
Okay, I know that people have been threatening to move to Canada for years now, and that it’s definitely gained momentum in the wake of a Donald Trump presidency (it feels weird typing that, like a “nose wrinkles as a natural reflex” kind of weird…but I digress), but this time I really mean it: We’re moving... Read more »
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78° North: Arctic Adventures in Svalbard, Norway

78° North: Arctic Adventures in Svalbard, Norway
Elliot and I have seen a lot of Europe, and for the most part our trips are to cities that are pretty well traveled.  For example, my last post, about our travels through Cinque Terre and Florence, garnered a lot of “Love that place!” feedback.  Every now and then, however, we venture off the beaten... Read more »
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