Discovering Downtown Vancouver

We recently traveled to Vancouver for a quick weekend away with our friends. After an incredible Saturday exploring Stanley Park and the West End, I was looking forward to our second and final day trekking around downtown and over to Granville Island before catching our late-afternoon train home. I woke up early Sunday morning and …

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Germany: A Day in Kiel and Lubeck

While I had an incredible week exploring different towns in Schleswig-Holstein during my solo day-trips around the region, I was excited for Friday. Brian's work conference was over, and instead of using the day to travel home, we used it as one of two days to explore the region together. I had mapped out the different …

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2015 Travel Recap

Each year I like to take a quick look back at some of my favorite memories--many from our adventures on the road--as a reminder that life is good. I'm so thankful for my amazing husband, family and friends, new and old!, who make life's journey worth every priceless moment. Here's to happy adventures in 2016! …

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Day Trip to Vancouver: Gastown Crawl

We had an awesome day exploring the great outdoors north of Vancouver, British Columbia, at both Grouse Mountain and Capilano Suspension Bridge, but no day-trip (for us!) is complete without a little foodie tour! We were so caught up in our adventures we didn't have time for lunch so we were more than ready for dinner …

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Day Trip to Vancouver: Capilano Suspension Bridge

There is so much to see and do in Vancouver, British Columbia! For our first day trip, we stuck to places north of downtown that are reachable by public transportation or a personal vehicle since we had our car. Even with a whole Saturday at our disposal, we were only able to accomplish a couple of …

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Day Trip to Vancouver: Grouse Mountain

Maybe it's the incredible weather, or maybe it's that we've only been here a couple of weeks, but it still feels to me like we are on vacation. Every time we run in the morning, I can't wait to get to each cross road so I can try to glimpse the Sound and Olympic Mountains. …

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Moving to the Pacific Northwest

"Are you ready for an adventure?" That was the text I received from my husband during a break in my Thursday evening master's degree class. I could barely contain my excitement-- I wanted to drive home as fast as possible to find out if he had actually accepted the new position. I could hardly pay …

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