Denali National Park
alaska

An impromptu Denali afternoon

I couldn't figure out why my husband's phone was telling us we were 15 minutes away from the visitor center. When we had entered the national park, we thought we'd be at our destination in a mere five to 10 minutes. "Are you sure you inputted the location correctly?" I asked him as he continued… Continue reading An impromptu Denali afternoon

travel
pre travel, travel

A spontaneous trip to … somewhere …

Does anyone do spontaneous trips anymore? Getting in the car and driving anywhere can be fun, but I'm talking more like buying a plane ticket day-of and flying somewhere with no plans or itinerary. I feel like back in the day it was more common. People would just show up at the airport and energetically… Continue reading A spontaneous trip to … somewhere …

pre travel, travel

Packing woes

There are two things I obsessively check the weather for: an upcoming marathon and upcoming travels. They are kind of one in the same. I usually start checking two weeks prior to my departure, which I know is too early since weather patterns can obviously change that far out. But, I must know what conditions… Continue reading Packing woes

Horseshoe Bay, Vancouver
canada

The trip where everything just worked out

I'm a runner who is trying to remember what it's like to be an uninjured runner again. For me, that meant signing up for a race, setting a race goal, training for the race — and then running the race. I chose the Seawheeze Half-Marathon in Vancouver, Canada. I was more worried about getting to… Continue reading The trip where everything just worked out

canada, travel

In the nick of time

I kept refreshing Google maps on my phone. We would be cutting it very close. We were driving from Sea-Tac Airport to the Vancouver Convention Center, a 160-mile drive, in Friday afternoon rush hour. I know, not the best idea. But, Bryce's flight from a work trip had him landing at Sea-Tac just before 3… Continue reading In the nick of time

happy birthday
travel

So, what are you doing for your birthday?

Birthdays are kind of weird as an adult. People always ask what I'm going to do for my birthday during the weeks leading up to it. If my birthday is on a weekday, well, surprise, surprise, I'll be working! This year, however, my birthday fell on a Saturday. This meant a birthday race. "You're different,"… Continue reading So, what are you doing for your birthday?