Alaska Cruise Packing List

Later this week, Jody and I are heading on vacation to Alaska! I can't believe this trip is already here -- it seems just like yesterday we had just returned from Peru and were back in our travel agent's office booking our cruise to Alaska. We weren't intentionally trying to do a big trip again … Continue reading Alaska Cruise Packing List

A Weekend in Charlottesville

For the past two years, Jody's birthday has been overshadowed by other big events -- in 2017, his birthday fell between one of my best friend's wedding and my bridal shower, and in 2018, it fell over Easter weekend. He has always been a good sport about keeping his birthday celebrations to a minimum, but … Continue reading A Weekend in Charlottesville

Asheville, NC Recap

It seems like forever ago now, but Jody and I (semi) recently made a trip down to Asheville, North Carolina! We had planned for most of last year to take an extended weekend getaway over New Years weekend and ultimately decided to go to Asheville. We mentioned our plans to one of our best friends, … Continue reading Asheville, NC Recap

Christmas in New York

It's Christmas time in the city! I love New York City any time of year, but absolutely nothing beats Christmas time. There are trees on every corner, twinkling lights all around and the most beautiful Christmas displays in shop windows. It's such a magical time! Since my sister lives there, we usually visit New York … Continue reading Christmas in New York

Our Trip to Peru: Cusco

Just about as quickly as our trip to Peru approached, it just as quickly passed by. Before we knew it, we were in the last city of our adventure -- Cusco. Cusco, the highest altitude yet, sits at a remarkableĀ 11,152 feet high, nestled up into the mountainside and filled with rich history dating back to … Continue reading Our Trip to Peru: Cusco

Our Trip to Peru: Machu Picchu

Originally, I was going to include our pictures from Machu Picchu in the previous post, but it is just so unfair to compare the two! I absolutely loved our time in Peru's Sacred Valley, but there is no comparison with the city in the clouds. Be forewarned, this post is a little picture heavy. šŸ™‚ … Continue reading Our Trip to Peru: Machu Picchu

Our Trip to Peru: Sacred Valley

As wonderful as our few days in Lima were, we were so excited to continue our trip to the Sacred Valley! Nestled in the Andean highlands in between the city of Cusco, and the infamous Machu Picchu is a region of farmlands and ancient Incan villages. After flying to Cusco from Lima, we drove to … Continue reading Our Trip to Peru: Sacred Valley

Our Italy Trip: Pisa, Verona, and Venice

As I write the title of this blog post, I realize how many places we actually went in the last three days of our trip. In addition to Pisa, Verona, and Venice, we also went to Burano and back to Rome! No wonder we had no issue sleeping on the flight back home. We left … Continue reading Our Italy Trip: Pisa, Verona, and Venice