One Night in Nashville

One night in Nashville

While I never imagined myself falling in love with country music, it happened somewhere in the mountains of Tennessee after a five day backpacking trip in North Carolina. Weeks later, I found myself back in Tennessee, but this time headed … Continue reading

My Very American Summer

Cross Country

For me, summer vacation has always meant far off destinations: New Zealand and Fiji in 2010, Vietnam and Thailand in 2011, Southern Africa and Egypt in 2012, and Chile in 2013. Then, last year, as my trip to India and … Continue reading

Two Days in Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park has been on my list of places to visit for as long as I can remember. Still, as long as I’ve wanted to visit it, I had no idea when I would actually get to the park. … Continue reading

Cross Country Adventure: Week Two Recap


It’s hard to believe that two weeks on the road have already gone by. Sure, there are moments when it feels like we’ve been driving forever, but then there are others when we realize we only have a few days … Continue reading

Cross Country Adventure: Week One Recap

Badlands National Park

Yesterday¬†marked one week on the road for Christy and me, although we both agree it feels like we’ve been on this cross country adventure for much longer. There’s been little sleep, lots of singing and laughter, and a ton of … Continue reading

Badlands National Park: Photo Essay

Badlands National Park

On our longest day of driving, from South Sioux City, Nebraska to Hot Springs, South Dakota, we veered off Highway 90 for Highway 240, the scenic stretch of road that makes its way through Badlands National Park. It took us … Continue reading