Whidbey Island & North Cascades

[Continued from Olympic National Park] After our drive from Portland to the Olympics which was a stretch of ~3 hours with literally no interesting sites to stop at, the rest of the trip’s drives didn’t seem so terrible since there was more to do along the way. After we checked out of our cute little…

Olympic National Park

The next portion of our PNW roadtrip was 4 days in the Olympics. We are glad we spent this much time here, as it was enough time to see everything we wanted to in the park, but minimized the amount of driving we did each day! This was a perfectly feasible itinerary to do with…

Oregon

We’ve just come back from a 2.5 week trip through the PNW. I still had leftover leave time that I had postponed since cancelling our Scotland trip, and we already had to take off a week for my sister-in-law’s wedding anyway, so we decided to extend the trip and make the most out of it….

The Berkshires

While it looks like I’m super delinquent on this post as our most recent weekend away to the Berkshires was in mid-May, I had originally made the conscious decision not to blog about the trip since it was just a weekend away. But today I was reorganizing this blog in advance of posting about our…

on working motherhood

This blog did start more as a lifestyle blog – and while I spend less time crafting beautiful writing and focus more on pithy updates for my followers (aka, 10 of my family and friends), I figured I should include this post I had written on Linkedin about my transition back into the workforce. Mostly…

Disney & Sanibel Island with a Baby

Apparently “real travelers” make fun of Disney-goers. I suppose it’s not as exotic or “authentic” as a backpacking trip across Southeast Asia…but I say why not enjoy BOTH? We love our backpacking adventures in middle-of-nowhere countries, but we also love a good Disney trip. We would be sad if this were our idea of a…

Mexico City, Mexico

We’re back! It’s been a whirlwind few months, with maternity leave, the start of work, and a few smaller trips in between. I’d promised to myself that our fundamental interests wouldn’t change too much once kids came along, and travel was a huge part of that. We figured the more mom and dad got used…

Maui, Hawaii

As we promised, we didn’t stop traveling once we had a baby…on the contrary, as soon as S finished her 2 month vaccines, we were on a 12 hour plane ride past the other side of the country. We booked this trip when S was around 1 month. We wanted to see how she was…

A little update

Well it’s been many months since a blogpost since we’ve been stuck in place because of the pandemic (compounded by pregnancy…I probably would have been fine traveling a bit further in my second trimester but hubs was very cautious). Pregnancy is officially over, and little Miss S joined us a few weeks ago! I figure…

Montana – Wyoming – Utah Roadtrip

This is the last blogpost of 2020. When I wrote my last blogpost of the year, last year, the world looked a lot different. I was, as always, looking forward to my next big adventure (I’m glad we ended up taking it, in January to Colombia, before the world shut down in mid-March!), and awaiting…