To Disney (and back) with the Dog

When my family began planning our nine-day Walt Disney World adventure, my husband and I didn’t decide to drive right away. We looked at the flight my sisters were taking, as well as many others from other airlines, comparing prices and hemming and hawing before figuring out that driving would be more cost-effective. Once we…

The Crayon Factory

I took a little creative liberty with the title of this post, courtesy of my niece. The official name of the place in question is the Crayola Experience. It is located just about 20 minutes from my house, so I was happy to bring my sisters, brother-in-law, and niece there for a morning of colorful…

Hiking to Bake Oven Knob

Not too far from home, nestled on a piece of the Appalachian trail, there is an unassuming little peak called Bake Oven Knob. My husband and I discovered this area about six years ago, when we were looking for a short and sweet Saint Patrick’s Day hike to enjoy the great weather. This year, we…

It’s Bobsled Time!

Happy Olympic season everyone! As a sports fan, the Olympics are a really fun time for me and I truly look forward to them every two years. It is a chance to give some unique sports the spotlight for a little while and get everyone feeling extra patriotic. The summer games are great because it…

Magical Mystery Liverpool

My husband is in England right now, without me. How rude. The fact is, he’s working, which certainly isn’t as fun going to England for vacation. And I have to work, which is why I couldn’t join him. But he is still there, enjoying cool accents and Cadbury chocolate and snooker, while I’m stuck here. Coincidentally,…

Travel Art: Our Wedding Guestbook

We have made it a habit to buy artwork when we travel, and now that we have a home we have a great way to display all of it. Our collection includes pieces from four continents, most that we bought together but also a few we each got individually before we met. However, our favorite…