Moseying Around Missoula

Since we moved to Washington, we've always taken a motorcycle trip to celebrate my birthday. This year, Brian had mapped an epic itinerary through British Columbia that included taking the bikes on a 10-hour ferry ride from Vancouver Island to Bella Coola followed by amazing days hiking and winding our way through B.C. to Whistler …

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Things to Do in Downtown Indianapolis

After 18 months of working and going to school full time I FINALLY completed my master’s degree at Purdue University! I went back and forth about walking at commencement—it seemed kind of silly, especially since I completed the degree virtually—but I really wanted to see campus, and I wanted to mark the accomplishment. #BoilerUp! While …

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A Morning in Astoria, Oregon

We met my parents in Long Beach, Washington for a weekend of hikes, history, sandcastles, and occasional sun, and concluded our visit with a half-day adventure across the Columbia River in Astoria, Oregon. I had never been to Astoria and didn’t know what to expect. My parents picked up some tourism brochures and on one …

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Remember the Alamo: And Prickly Pear Margaritas

There are a number of reasons I love my Delta SkyMiles credit card, one being the companion certificates I'm issued once a year. When I buy a round-trip ticket for travel within the 48, I can use my companion certificate to get a second round-trip ticket for $99. Good deal! This year, we decided to use the certificate for …

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