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Footloose, Skiing, Ice Castles, & Injury {Utah}

We spent a few days going home to Utah to visit some family. As we flew over the Great Salt Lake, I was filled with that joy that comes from returning home. The light playing…

Moments & Misadventures : Then The Plan Changed

One of the defining parts of our family has always been road trips- the more spontaneous the better. This has been the case since the beginning. The first of these road trips came when we…

“May your adventures bring you closer together, even as they take you far away from home.”–Trenton Lee Stewart, The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey

Year in Review :: 2022

And so we come to the end of another year. This time of year is always a little tender as I take stock of the year being left behind and looking forward to the year…

Moments & Misadventures :: A Few of the Other National Parks

There is no doubt about it-I love visiting national parks! All national parks have the same goal in mind of protecting and preserving places of rich natural beauty and historical significance. And for me there…

“Always there has been an adventure just around the corner- and the world is still full of corners.”–Roy Chapman Andrews

Seeing the Lights at Enchant Nashville {Tennessee}

Tis the season for light displays and festive holiday delights. This time of year it seems there is no end to places trying to outdo each other with light displays and family activities. We debated…

One Last Fall Hike- Tims Ford State Park {Tennessee}

The last few months, I’ve been taking international students hiking through some of the state parks in the area. We braved the heat of summer for a couple of the hikes and though the views…

Moments & Misadventures :: Between the Haves and Have Nots

We are in the season of Thanksgiving here in the states. While this holiday has changed over the years to include copious amounts of food, watching endless football games, and a frenzied shopping spree- at…

Please Hold For the Next Available Deity of Passports

Sometimes the gods of travel smile down on you and everything works out seamlessly, and sometimes it seems that you are calling when they are not in the office as the problems stack up. The…

“But between now and then, there was Life; and he walked into it with his eyes and his heart wide open.”–Neil Gaiman, The graveyard book

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