A Wintery Weekend in Winthrop

Winthrop is a tiny town with a population of less than 2,000 people, located in north-central Washington. You have to zoom in pretty far on a map to even see it, and then you will find that it is still pretty far from any sizable cities. North-central Washington has always held a bit of mystery for me, since it was an area we had yet to explore. After doing a little research though I decided Read More …

South Iceland Road Trip

After spending a wonderful 4 days exploring Reykjavík we took our rental car and headed south. I didn’t know what to expect, but our South Iceland road trip turned out to be our favorite part of the trip! As mentioned before we had rented a 4 wheel drive vehicle, which proved useful in the snowy March weather. The roads around Reykjavík are very well maintained, however heading south there is a pass which, despite the snowplows, was rather Read More …

3 Weeks in Europe

September is setting up to be one of the best months of our life, as we will be spending 3 weeks in Europe! We have been to Southeast Asia, the Caribbean, road tripped throughout the United States, went to Africa (me) and the Middle East (Jake) but somehow we haven’t been to Europe until this year. We did spend a week in Iceland, which is Europe. But since Iceland is more secluded and up in Read More …

Seeing the Northern Lights in Iceland

We spent a week in Iceland in the beginning of March. We had many hopes for this trip. We wanted to see Ice Caves, swim between 2 continents, swim in the Blue Lagoon, pet Icelandic horses, explore Reykjavík and see some stellar waterfalls and geysers. The thing we desired most though, was to see the Northern Lights in Iceland. We had a few mishaps on the trip. I had a terrible cold the entire time we were in Iceland, which prevented Read More …

One Day in Savannah

Last May my sister and I travelled from Washington state to Georgia to watch our brother graduate from basic training. After his graduation from Fort Benning he immediately had to head home back to Washington. Fortunately another sister lives in central Georgia so we had a wonderful few days hanging out with our sister, niece and nephew. The end of our Georgia trip concluded with a girls trip to Savannah for a night. We only had Read More …