Last week I covered the first part of our whirlwind Arizona trip – which included wedding festivities, eating, and hiking. With one more day on the trip, and left to our own devices, Ryan and I set out for a little road trip to see as much as possible. Thanks to the advice of our friend’s husband, a Phoenix local, we left Sunday brunch armed with loads of suggestions. Three hundred miles later, I was a little bit in love. Continue reading
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Long Weekend: Arizona
In late March, I had the opportunity to travel to Arizona for a friend’s wedding. I must admit, Arizona has never been a “must see” on my list – aside from the Grand Canyon, which, if we’re being honest, I only had a vague notion of being “out west” somewhere. With beautiful wedding festivities dotting the long weekend, there was still plenty of time to sightsee. In addition to a rehearsal dinner, wedding, and brunch; we managed to hike, eat, drink, and road trip our way through Scottsdale and greater Sedona in a little over three days. Our adventure covered just enough to know I want to go back. As with any great trip, the pictures don’t do it justice. Here’s part one of our adventure. Continue reading
Adventure Flashback: Seattle
My recent posts have all been very lengthy, so I thought I’d switch it up with something a little more visually appealing. Not that I don’t love the human aspect of posting a picture of an exploded spaghetti squash inside my microwave. But whatever. We don’t really live a Pinterest-worthy life over here, folks. How about a little change of pace with some travel photos?
Last October Ryan and I spent some time in the Pacific Northwest – we flew into Portland and spent a week with my family, and then headed north for a long weekend in Seattle. We’d never been to Seattle, and it seemed silly to go all that way yet again and miss out. The first leg, gallivanting around Portland and the Oregon coast, was by far the highlight of the trip. But it was nice to wind down the last few days with just the two of us wandering around Seattle without any agenda except to eat, drink, and see. Continue reading
Travel Flashback: Tulum
When summertime finally comes around in Michigan, it’s easy to lose sight of months that creep by without a sliver of light or warmth. But even with newly abundant sunshine and everything in full bloom here at home, these photos of Tulum still manage to evoke wonderful memories of breezy mornings and hazy afternoons that warmed my cold winter bones. Continue reading
Recently, I had the good fortune of attending a wedding in Charleston, South Carolina. While the destination puzzled me at first, I soon realized what a great opportunity it would be to explore a city I hadn’t thought of. That crafty couple, that was their intention all along. Ryan and I figured if we were making the trip down, we might as well really take advantage of the time, and stay an extra day. I’m so glad we did, as after all the festivities were over, we had more time to explore. It was a long weekend well spent. Not to mention how beautiful the wedding was, and how much fun.
Being the planner I am, I ordered a guidebook online from the Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. After perusing their website, I fell for their tagline “The only reason it’s not a best seller is because it’s free” regarding the Visitors Guide. After that arrived in the mail, I was even more excited for the trip. It was happening. Continue reading