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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Weekend in Yosemite National Park

Shortly after we moved to Seattle my mom sent me a link to a YouTube video about visiting Yosemite National Park in the off-season in order to experience a phenomenon called frazil ice. Frazil ice occurs when mist freezes--streams end up looking like they are flowing with slush rather than water. Obviously there are other …

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Where to Stay in Yosemite National Park

There are countless ways to slice and dice a travel budget. Thanks to Brian’s work travel we are usually able to use his reward points for airfare, hotels and rental cars, which can account for a significant portion of a trip’s expenses. With those items out of the way, the bulk of our expenses tend …

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Motorcycling on Whidbey Island

Our first motorcycle trip of the new year took us to nearby Whidbey Island via the Mukilteo-Clinton ferry. The beauty of taking the bikes on the ferry is that you get to skip the line—both the line to purchase tickets as well as the line to board the ferry. Bikes are typically lined up in …

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2018 Travel Recap

This year was full of adventures-- both happy and sad. We had some incredible times traveling with and to see family and friends, we explored more areas by motorcycle than in any year prior, we visited nine states, Brian got to experience his first overnight train ride, and I went on two solo adventures. We …

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Allegheny National Forest and the Kinzua Bridge

My winter roadtrip from NYC through Montreal, Ottawa, and Kingston on my way to Ohio concluded with a night in the Allegheny National Forest in Pennsylvania and a morning stop at the Kinzua Bridge State Park. It took me about six hours to drive from Kingston, Ontario, to Westline, Pennsylvania via Syracuse where I grabbed …

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Exploring Ottawa, Canada

During my winter roadtrip from New York City to Bellville, Ohio, I took the long way home and visited several cities that have long been on my list. After a wonderful time exploring Montreal, I headed west for Kingston and decided to stop in Ottawa along the way. I didn’t know anything about Ottawa except that …

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