Greeley Ponds

If it seems like things are super quiet around here, it’s because “real life” has been nuts. Back in July I returned to college (mix of programming, web development, and research). I also started doing CrossFit and there’s been a ton of housework to do. Ah! It’s also just been incredibly hot this summer, so […]

Termas Ferraria

In my last post about the Azores I talked all about the various hikes we encountered on the island of São Miguel. I’ve told so many folks about this wonderful island, but many of them respond with “Well, hiking really isn’t my thing.” Fortunately, for every hike there’s at least a dozen absolutely incredible other things you should go see. So, this time I want to talk about the sightseeing. My list is tiny compared to all the possibilities!

MountMajor (9 of 12)

Us humans fret over everything, don’t we? We have to know all the details, figure out the best approach, develop itineraries, analyze the weather forecasts, and so much more. It makes me purely envious of my dogs. In their minds (which are not simple at all, let me tell you) seeing their hiking backpacks come […]

Portugal (57 of 87)

In my last post, I shared a bit about getting to, getting around, and where to stay on São Miguel Island in the Azores. But really, we all know you’re here for the good stuff – the hiking. Back when I was trying to figure out where to go this year, I only had one thing […]

Capelas Coastline

A very long time ago after a number of hilariously bad first dates, I made an actual list (yes, like on paper) of what qualities were important to me in a guy. At the very top of the list? Must be willing to travel and explore. Soon after, I met Rob… and the traveling began. […]

MerrickBackcountry (2 of 3)

For all the dog parents out there, I’m sure you can understand when I say that no two dogs are alike. My older boy, Yuri – a Siberian Husky, is a southern charmer who enjoys fluffy snow, soft grass, long hikes through the woods, ice cubes, and people food (french fries and pizza crust most of […]