• Olympic National Park Road Trip: Hurricane Ridge

Olympic National Park Road Trip: Hurricane Ridge

~ Carmen About this time each year, we start planning our summer vacations.  Since Joe’s family lives in Washington state, we frequently make our way there.  It gives us not only a chance to see family, but Washington is one of the most beautiful places you could ever hope to visit.  From the Seattle Harbor......
  • 3 Days in Atlanta

3 Days in Atlanta

~ Carmen If you have been reading the blog, you know that we recently went on a last minute road trip to Atlanta, Georgia.   For efficiency in touring, we tried to see attractions in the same area of Atlanta on the same day.  In this post I will give you an overall summary of......
  • 24 Hours in Atlanta- Eastside

24 Hours in Atlanta- Eastside

~ Carmen After two full days touring all of the big attractions in Atlanta, you’d think we’d have had enough.  You would be right.  We were tired!  But we still had a day left and a few more spots we wanted to see. Here’s how we broke up our three days in Atlanta: Day 1:......
  • 24 Hours in Atlanta- Centennial Park

24 Hours in Atlanta- Centennial Park

~ Carmen Sometimes a “Plan B” works out for the best.  We recently had to change our weekend road trip plans.  We had originally scheduled a road trip to St. Louis for Martin Luther King holiday weekend.  An ice storm stretching from Kansas to Missouri threw that plan out the window.  Atlanta is only 5......
  • Versatile Blogger Award

Versatile Blogger Award

~Carmen & Joe Yay!  Another chance to tell you guys more about us (read Liebster Award for more random facts).  First of all we’d like to thank Sarah at Wayfaring Sarah for our nomination.  Check out her blog!  She suffers from chronic illness, but that doesn’t stop her from traveling the globe.  She writes all about travel, health, and......
  • 24 Hours in Atlanta- Northeast

24 Hours in Atlanta- Northeast

~ Carmen When traveling, it is important to stay flexible.  Joe and I recently planned a weekend road trip to St. Louis.  As the weekend approached, the forecast for an impending ice storm became more and more confirmed.  Joe, the ever present optimist, remained confident.  Me, not so much.  The morning of our trip, the......
  • How We Eliminated $35,000 in Debt in 1 Year So We Could Travel the World

How We Eliminated $35,000 in Debt in 1 Year So We Could Travel the World

~ Carmen Joe and I had already been dating four years when we got married.  Before getting engaged, I was well aware of his debt as he was with mine.  It was a lot.  It seemed like a huge hurdle, but we had both been through the financial impact of divorces and were determined to......
  • Realistic Travel Goals for Empty Nesters

Realistic Travel Goals for Empty Nesters

~ Carmen It’s time to ring in the new year.  Everywhere I look (travel blog wise), I’m seeing young 20-somethings posting goals about climbing mountains, visiting 3rd world countries to eat exotic cuisine and delicacies, and learning 2 new languages.  Joe’s climbed or skied mountains, I’ve been on mission trips (never ate bad food on......
  • The Best Travel Experiences of 2016

The Best Travel Experiences of 2016

~ Carmen We recently recounted our tales of woe (read The Worst Travel Experiences of 2016), but our 2016 travel experiences were for the most part happily memorable.  So much so, we had a hard time narrowing down our favorites.  We’ve taken road trips, trips across the Atlantic, and loads of camping and mountain bike excursions.......
  • The Worst Travel Experiences of 2016

The Worst Travel Experiences of 2016

~ Carmen Even though Joe and I have been experienced travelers and campers for most of our dating/marriage relationship, this is the first year of our travel blog and so the first real year of keeping track of what has been excursions earning smiles from ear to ear or adventures that we’d like to forget.......