Day 2 in Hong Kong

It was ironic and well fitting that just as my first time overseas was to visit the Pearl of Africa (Uganda), my first stop in Asia was to the Pearl of the Orient. Hong Kong certainly did not disappoint! We had an amazing first day in Hong Kong, exploring Lantau Island and seeing the Symphony of Lights show. Day two though turned it out to be one of our favorite days on our 19 day Read More …

Day 1 in Chicago

Day one in Chicago started bright and early when our Spirit Airline flight from Portland, Oregon landed before 5 in the morning. With the time difference our bodies felt like it was 3 AM, and without any sleep we got our day started. Navigating public transportation is still daunting for both of us; I grew up in a small town in Washington and Jake in Idaho. There definitely aren’t any subways where we are from! Our time Read More …

Puerto Rico 2014

I feel like Puerto Rico offers the best of both world for travelers from the United States. Because Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory there are perks, such as paying with the US dollar and having cell phone coverage. But at the same time it’s undeniable that Puerto Rico has a rich history and culture all it’s own. I will share some more information on activities, accommodations and how to travel on a budget in Read More …

Arches National Park in Moab, Utah

In July 2013 we went on an amazing 2+ week road trip through the west coast and the southwestern states. After finishing our time at the Grand Canyon, hanging out around Flagstaff, Arizona and visiting Native American ruins, and a brisk stop at 4 Corners National Monument we found ourselves exploring Arches National Park in Moab, Utah. We could spend weeks exploring beautiful Utah but alas, we only had 3 short days. Aside from driving we Read More …

How to Make & Use Chalk Paint

I have big plans to travel the world one day. Not just travel somewhere in the world for 2 weeks, but to take an extended, long-term travel kind of trip. I would love for this to happen sooner rather than later, as this is the biggest reason that we have chosen not to start a family yet. There is basically just one thing standing in our way. Funds. Well, and debt. During some rough times Read More …