Drive

Sometimes a small drive for a day can take your mind off of everyday fatigue. A day trip recently into Big Sur and down the coast on US1 cleared my mind and refreshed my soul. Who knew that 6 hours of driving could be so relaxing?

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Chasing Aurora Borealis

A bucket list item for most and for good reason, Aurora Borealis amazes the mind. In the night of late September, I finally got my chance to see mother nature’s light show. A thrill of a ride that has left me with anticipation. The story of my experience with the northern lights illuminating the sky in Alaska.

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Kick the bucket?

What will you do before you kick the bucket? Or what does kick the bucket even mean for that matter? Regardless of your thoughts on the phrase, it brought forth our magical moments in bucket lists! Do you have a bucket list? Find out why you can agree or disagree with having a bucket list and the joy I’ve had in working through mine.

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Two Hearted

Hemingway wrote of a beautiful, serene river in Northern Michigan. Whether or not the Two-Hearted River was the actual river he visited is up in the air. What I know is the experiences I’ve had on this famous river. Join me on a journey down the Two Hearted and learn why locals call the UP, “God’s Country”.

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Beer culture

The beer culture is getting bigger and bigger across the world. At one point in my life, I could name off just a couple of beers at the nearest grocery store. It has now expanded into a worldwide phenomenon. Come explore some of the top beer cultures with me as I travel the globe and sip one of the most consumed drinks across the globe.

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On Thin Ice

A traveler can take on many meanings in life. Travel might mean transportation from one place to the next, but a traveler can also be a person searching to find themselves in life. If I’v learned one thing in my life, it’s how to adapt to change and walk on thin ice!

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Controlling Fire

Fire is uncontrollable, do we feel like we can control it? What is our passion with fire? It causes both good and bad in life, but our passion with fire can lead down a downward spiral depending on how we react.

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A day trip to Murphy’s

Napa and Sonoma are famous for their wine tasting, but don’t shrug on Murphys. Between the unique views of the Sierras and the passion of the wine makers, it’s a must visit while in California!

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The Art of the Artichoke

Have you ever had a craving for artichokes? Probably not, and I get it, why would you? My journey today took me to the center of the artichoke capital, Castroville.

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Blended

Coming out of COVID, our wedding finally happened! Through the chaos of planning a wedding during COVID, it was surprisingly perfect. A blending of two cultures together with very opposite traditions. The love and acceptance on both sides were the perfect ingredients to make it all work.

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