Meet me in St. Louis, Louis!

After a flight delay and switching planes due to a broken air conditioning system, we are finally on the first leg of our return flight to California. We had a lovely quick trip to St. Louis for my birthday. It was full of baseball, frozen custard, the zoo, pool time, and Imo’s Pizza. Most importantly,…

Don’t quit your daydream

I love this quote! Words to live by. Took this pic in Pacific Grove, CA a couple of years ago and thought they paired nicely.

Getting Off the Beaten Path

I love referencing this book when planning trips! It’s fun to see the normal sights, but this book has really helped us find some hidden gems that we wouldn’t otherwise know about. Have you been to any of the places in this book? Let me know your favorites! Always looking for travel recommendations! 

Weekend Getaway to Carmel-by-the-Sea

A few weeks ago, my husband and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary with a short one night getaway to Carmel-by-the-Sea. This cute little beach town is located in California just a couple of hours south of San Francisco near Monterey. Its unique charm and proximity to the SF Bay Area make it a favorite…

Cross Country Move Part 2: Missouri to California

We managed to arrive in Sunnyvale yesterday before the leasing office closed so we could stay in our own apartment last night. Nebraska was the windiest and most boring state to drive through ever. Wyoming, Utah, and Nevada were much prettier and scenic, though the stopping points were few and far between. I had hoped…

Cross Country Move Part 1: Florida to Missouri

We made it to St. Louis! The first leg of our trip (Florida to Missouri) was pretty uneventful. The movers got to our apartment an hour late on Friday morning and we didn’t end up hitting the road until 3 hours after I originally planned so we kind of had to just drive all the…

The Great American Road Trip!

Today is the day we set off on our long drive across the country from Florida to northern California. While it is going to be long, I think it should also prove to be a very interesting and rewarding move. While traveling, posts to my blog may be few and far between, but I do…

Liebster Award

I am honored to have been nominated for the Liebser Award by Gator Woman who writes a wonderful blog about wildlife and conservation, topics I, myself, am very interested in. – About the Award: 1. This award is given to new or up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. 2. The award is then…

Enlightenment In Costa Rica

Last summer, in June of 2012, I embarked on one of the most rewarding trips I’d ever been on. I traveled to Costa Rica for 10 days to volunteer at a Leatherback sea turtle research station on the gulf coast called Estacion Las Tortugas with a group organized by EcoTeach. This trip forever changed my…