Touring the Icefields Parkway: From Banff to Jasper

October 5, 2015

When we first thought of the idea for our Canadian adventure, Will and I both knew the Icefields Parkway would be at the top of our must-do list. It’s routinely considered to be one of the most scenic highways in the world, and let me take a sec to confirm that. The roadside scenery is absolutely breathtaking.

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That Time I Ate the Snacks Before the Sponsored Post

October 2, 2015

Let me tell you a story because I feel like it sums up my personality in a perfect little nutshell:

A few weeks back, I agreed to this sponsored post with Hillshire Snacking. They have these tasty morsels on special release right now, but more about that in a second.

Anyhow, I agreed to the post and they sent me coupons to purchase the product. I originally planned to test the treats on the road in Canada since I imagined they would be the perfect road trip food. In fact, I still stand by that statement, even though I didn’t get to test the theory!

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Daily Life: What It Looked Like Living in a Van

September 30, 2015

These days, #vanlife is totally a thing– in the outdoor world. Elsewhere? Not so much. I quickly realized this as we embarked on our honeymoon road trip and people were aghast. You’re living in a van?! As in, you’re sleeping and cooking in that thing?!”

{Side note: this reporter was so impressed by the idea that she wrote an entire article about our honeymoon!}

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Our Honeymoon Road Trip: By The Numbers

September 28, 2015

The past month has been surreal. Perfect, wonderful, idyllic, and surreal.

We returned from our honeymoon on Saturday night and spent the rest of the weekend decompressing and preparing ourselves for the upcoming work week. Two weeks away is just long enough that you feel so removed from your normal life, you know?

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Seven Best Drives for Colorado Fall Color

September 14, 2015

Winter is awesome and summer is almost perfect, but there is something truly special about autumn. And while I know Colorado doesn’t quite have the spectacular fall color that New England sees, I’m still absolutely enamored with the golden color of the state’s aspen groves. They’re beautiful!

If I could design my perfect lazy day, it would involve waking up at my family’s house on the Western Slope and hopping into town for some apple cider. After gathering up some pumpkins from the local patch {because carving}, I’d mash everyone into the car for scenic fall color drive.

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