Kinley as My Co-Pilot

Preparing Myself for a Road Trip

I leave for Canada and Alaska in just over two weeks.  The time has been zooming by and I feel unprepared, especially since I’m going to be gallivanting around Portland this weekend (another post about that soon). I already mentioned how I’m preparing my car and my dogs for our upcoming road trip through Canada […]

Kinley in the Car

Preparing My Dogs for a Road Trip

I’ve taken one dog on a road trip before.  Kinley and I did a 5,000+ mile road trip in 2010.  I took both Kinley and Aker on a camping trip last summer, but that was only a few hours of driving.  In May all three of us will be embarking on another 5,000+ road trip […]

Preparing My Car for a Road-Trip

I’ve done several road trips.  A few while growing up and several solo trips as an adult.  The piece of any road trip that I have the least control over is my car.  I, like a lot of other people, am not savvy when it comes to car repairs.  Because of this I do everything […]

TripAdvisor Trip Planning Alerts

Why I Use TripAdvisor for Trip Research

I’ve heard a bit of controversy over the use of TripAdvisor, so I’d like to take the opportunity to explain why I use them when researching my trips.  The most important thing to remember about any trip research tool is that you shouldn’t rely on only one source.  I personally like TripAdvisor for reviews and […]

Me and the Chocoloate Fall at Alaska Wild Berry Products

Alaska Wild Berry Products

I’m revisiting this photo from a few years ago at Alaska Wild Berry Products in honor of #FriFotos on Twitter.  This week’s theme is ‘chocolate’ and Alaska Wild Berry Products is the perfect subject for such a theme. Their Anchorage location has the world’s largest chocolate fall.  They even have huge chocolate bars you can […]

Rendezvous Caye Sunrise

My Photography Equipment

NOTE — This information has been moved to a static page and will be kept current there. ***Click Here*** I’ve always enjoyed photography, but I’d say a trip to Belize in 2010 really piqued my interest.  I took two point and shoot cameras (one for underwater).  During a three day sailing and camping adventure along […]

Language Books

Tips for Traveling Safe as a Woman…No Tools Required…Just Commonsense

I’ve traveled with girlfriends, my sister, and my mom. I even travel a lot by myself. Over the years of travel with other women and by myself, I have learned ways to ensure my safety. But being safe doesn’t mean not having fun. In other words, don’t let fear rule your travels. In most circumstances […]

Alcatraz from Sausalito Ferry

Golden Gate Ferry (Sausalito to San Francisco)

My friend and I were headed to San Francisco one day and on the way I was using her phone to search for things to do. One of the things that came up was a ferry ride from Sausalito to San Francisco (Golden Gate Ferry). It was reported to be one of the most scenic […]

Don Corleone's Watermelon Salad

Tasty and Interesting Foods I Ate in Belize

I never intended for my blog to be about food, but as I’ve said before I love food. And travel includes a lot of new and loved food experiences.  I already told you about our lobster feasts and traditional Belizean Stewed Chicken yumminess, but I actually ate some other interesting and great tasting dishes in […]

ATM Pottery Reduced Res

Four Things I Love About Belize

It probably doesn’t come as a surprise that I’ve really enjoyed my two trips to Belize and there are some really clear reasons why.  Here are four of them.  I’m sure the minute I hit ‘Publish’ on this post I’ll think of several more reasons. The People You can hardly identify who the locals are […]