Breckenridge escape

Breck is a magical experience in both winter and summer, which few destinations can boast. While Vail usually draws the bigger crowds (and it is downright mind blowing to experience), I love and prefer this hidden gem. Mountain towns are so inviting and I can’t get enough. Experiencing the snowy wonderland of Breck is aContinue reading “Breckenridge escape”

Disney VoluntEARS

From Kaboom playground builds, to serving meals every 3rd Monday of the month at Give Kids the World, to building houses with Habitat for Humanity, to yearly Toys for Tots distributions, to bringing up the rear of every runDisney race, to annual Canoe Races of the World, we were deeply involved in our local community.Continue reading “Disney VoluntEARS”

Sunrise volcano bike 🌋 🚲

I should be used to a 3:15 wake up call by now after working the runDisney races for 22 years…… This day was one of those long standing bucket list adventures I was crawling out of my skin to start. So I popped right up and made the easy 15 min drive to the bikeContinue reading “Sunrise volcano bike 🌋 🚲”

Swimming with Manatees

If you haven’t immersed yourself into the very chilly waterways in western Florida to swim amongst the manatees, what are you waiting for? Swimming amongst these gentle giants is very special. They migrate into the springs areas to escape the bitter cold ocean waters. Needless to say, I wasn’t very thrilled at the thought ofContinue reading “Swimming with Manatees”

The little things

Have you ever spent time just with your thoughts and figured out what makes you tick? It can be a scary journey but when you hone in on your inner workings and dig deep (really really deep), you can bring to life some little known characteristics that make you uniquely you. While I’m a selfContinue reading “The little things”

Bioluminescent kayak tours

Did you know little ol’ Titusville, FL is unique to only 5 locations in the world for a very specific phenomenon? The crazy bioluminescence fires up in early fall and it is a must do on the Space Coast. The launch site is back in the sticks once you cross over the Max Brewer BridgeContinue reading “Bioluminescent kayak tours”

Stay Wild 🦬 🐾 🐄

Some are born to play it safe & others are meant to be wild! I had made the tough call to bypass the state of North Dakota on my original west road trip with my dad in Fall 2020 due to too much ground to cover just to hit the Theodore Roosevelt National Park. SoContinue reading “Stay Wild 🦬 🐾 🐄”

National Park Geek

One of my personal goals is to hike in every US National Park. Easier said than done, as quite a few are not accessible by car and very pricey. Nonetheless, I charge forward in my quest with relentless passion. And if you open that challenge up to every recognized National Park Service location, that listContinue reading “National Park Geek”

Wire pass slot canyon

Ready for an adventure?! Settle in for an 8 mile drive on a dirt and gravel road taking 30 mins to spot the trailhead parking lot. I was fortunate it was a dry week, so my little rented Versa survived. And since I didn’t know if I would succumb to the sand, I paid forContinue reading “Wire pass slot canyon”

On the edge in Kauai

What could ever top flying over the Napali coast of Kauai? Seriously, it was that mind blowing! Well…. drive the winding backroads on the remote western coast of Kauai passing through the impressive Waimea State Park until it dead ends into Kokee State Park. Enjoy the overlooks for a few minutes with all the otherContinue reading “On the edge in Kauai”