Canada/New England Cruise Part 2 ~ ♪ O Canada ♪

*Check out Part 1 ~ Magnificent Maine if you missed it! So, back to that big ol’ boat of old people. When the husband and I weren’t out exploring various cities, we were hittin’ dem clubz. Ha. Who am I kidding? We were reading.. like the nerds we are. Exploring is exhausting, yo. I think I…

Canada/New England Cruise Part 1 ~ Magnificent Maine

Four years ago, the husband and I hopped on a plane in Cleveland Ohio, landed in Baltimore Maryland, changed clothes in the airport restroom, hailed a taxi, and then got married in Federal Hill Park overlooking the city… all by noon. Best. Day. Ever. Filled with pure adrenaline, nerves, and most likely caffeine and sugar. I have never regretted eloping.…

Seattle Wander Guide Part 2 ~ Elemental Exploration

After hitting up all the major sights and things to do in Seattle, maybe you have a couple days left to unwind and relax. Or you can do as we did and intersperse some moments of serenity in with all the city-hopping. Get out there and experience the elements of nature… earth, air, water, maybe…

Seattle Wander Guide Part 1 ~ Urban Exploration

Last week, I wrote about our trip to Seattle from the standpoint of searching for our new home. And even though it was a whirlwind of chaotic traveling, it was still a pretty great vacation filled with good food, pretty sights, and interesting history. If you’re thinking of visiting the Emerald city anytime soon, may…

Finding Serenity At The Portland Oregon Japanese Garden

During our visit to Seattle last month, the husband and I spared a couple days to visit Portland, Oregon. We traveled by Amtrak which was very easy, relaxing and pretty chill… except for on the way back with two ladies behind us yakking the whole way and a crying baby. Other than that, I thoroughly enjoyed it. It…

A Midwesterner’s First Impression Of Seattle

Dearest Seattle ~ It seems so long ago, but it has been only a month since we first met. Hopefully, we both have had some time to cool off and learn some hard lessons. As I ponder what went wrong between us during our first encounter, I thought I’d be honest and lay it all out for…

13 Things You Should Know About Living In Columbus Ohio

As the husband and I prepare to explore an area of the country in search of a new place to settle down, I’ve been reflecting on the past and present cities I’ve been rooted in as well as the ones I’ve only thought about calling home. I grew up in southern Ohio, and I then lived…

Tips On Preparing For Your First Skydiving Jump

I recently wrote and gushed unabashedly about how much I loved my first skydiving experience. Well, I loved it so much that I think everyone should try it at least once. So, here are a few tips if you’re thinking of jumping from a  perfectly good airplane anytime soon. Choose Your Skydiving Preference: For your very…

10 Manly Gift Ideas For That Awesome Dude In Your Life

The Husband and I don’t really get into Valentine’s Day, so we don’t celebrate it unless you count snatching some discounted candy on February 15th. However, we do have our 1st date anniversary at the end of February where we at least go out for a nice dinner, and that’s our little romantic winter holiday. ♥…

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