Why I’m inspired to travel

What inspires you to travel? Or do you even like to travel? If you don’t, read on, maybe you’ll end up with a different outlook on what traveling can do for you. There are many reasons to travel. Work and pleasure may be the two that come to mind first. There are others, although I Read more about Why I’m inspired to travel[…]

Planning for Australia 

Where to begin?! That was my thought the other day after some preliminary route planning for our 2017 Australia trip. We decided a few years ago that we wanted to go to Australia to celebrate my wife’s graduation from medical school. It seems appropriate since our last great adventure was just before she started. This Read more about Planning for Australia […]

Yellowstone

As our next trip is a fair ways off, this seems like a good time to reminisce about road trips of summers past. This particular post is, as you might have guessed, about our trip to Yellowstone National Park. Back in the summer of 2013 we took a trip which set the benchmark for all of our Read more about Yellowstone[…]

Going the extra mile… or three

This past October, my wife and I needed a break. She had just completed a very stressful two month rotation at school and it was no walk in the park for the rest of the family either. During this same time, my step-father passed away after a battle with cancer. His passing was sudden and unexpected. It was one of those moments where you take stock of your situation and consider a great many things.

We knew that after her rotation we would like to take some time to get away and unwind, but during the lead up to our break, we nearly scrapped our plans to take a trip for a variety of reasons. After my step-father’s passing, we decided that we needed to go. Life is just too short to let some  things stand in your way of enjoying it.

So, with the weight of the situation on us, we decided that we would take our trip. After deciding on a few of the details, our flight was booked, rental car was reserved and bags were packed. This trip was one that we had been hoping to take for several years. Going back to over three years ago, when we were beat by the sunset to Arches National Park. […]