Category: Travel

"Load up the Camper Van, Bud! Glory Awaits!": Road Trip Adventures in New Zealand

"Load up the Camper Van, Bud! Glory Awaits!": Road Trip Adventures in New Zealand
Miss our adventures bungy jumping, snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef, or exploring the cyclone-hit city of Cairns? Click the links to read more about our adventures down under! El and I love ourselves a good road trip. From our WWII sites trek to stalking Game of Thrones filming locations in Ireland to an epic 16... Read more »

Welcome to The Rock: Icebergs, Cliffs, & Getting 'Screeched In' in Newfoundland

Welcome to The Rock: Icebergs, Cliffs, & Getting 'Screeched In' in Newfoundland
If you’ve taken a long Air Canada flight in the past year, you’re sure to have seen ads to visit Newfoundland & Labrador before your movie/show starts. And if you’re like me, man did those ads work.  Shots of rowboats bobbing on the water, puffins flapping their wings, green cliffs towering over ocean water, and Irish... Read more »

Because we Cairns, Cairns, Cairns!

Because we Cairns, Cairns, Cairns!
Over the years Elliot and I have had some seriously good luck when it comes to weather when traveling.  Places notorious for rain (Stavanger, the Scottish Highlands, etc.) have been sunny for us, and we’ve never had weather stop us from doing what we’ve wanted to do on vacay.  Well, our luck was eventually going... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

Shake your Beaver Tail on the Rideau Canal in Ottawa

Shake your Beaver Tail on the Rideau Canal in Ottawa
It might be a case of FOMO, but no matter in which country we live, El and I try to keep a tourist mentality.  Why live in a cool new place if you’re just going to do the same things you could easily do back home? Since we’ve been in Toronto, some of our Canadian... Read more »
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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 »

Canadian Rockies Road Trip Part 2: Ice Icefields Parkway, Baby

Canadian Rockies Road Trip Part 2: Ice Icefields Parkway, Baby
Miss our adventures in Banff?  Check out Part 1 of our Canadian Rockies Road Trip! El and I have taken some pretty epic road trips in our eight years of marriage: from  our WWII Road Trip to cruising along Ireland’s western coast to our 16-day odyssey through the Balkans where we almost died in a Macedonian... Read more »
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Canadian Rockies Road Trip Part 1: Boots & Beauty in Banff

Canadian Rockies Road Trip Part 1: Boots & Beauty in Banff
Not gonna lie; it’s been a stressful past few months.  Work was been super busy, we found out that our landlord was selling the house we were renting to his daughter so we had to move, and I was in Chicago for two weeks helping my mom recover from surgery to remove what we know now... Read more »
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