48 hrs in Boise, ID

If Reno and Portland had a love child, it would be Boise! Boise, Idaho has a little bit of everything from bike lanes, great pubs, restaurants, food trucks, history, nice people and great recreation. It also has the largest Basque population in the United States and the drive is only 6.5hrs from Reno. Warning - … Continue reading 48 hrs in Boise, ID

Cancún in 3 days

Cancún, México in the hotel zone. So there is a lot to do in Cancun! Some of the ideas I am including, I have done on multiple trips, but honestly, you could do it about 3 days if time is limited. My suggested time recommendations at each location are  in parentheresis. Downtown Cancun - (2-3 … Continue reading Cancún in 3 days

What to pack for Cancún?

Let me start by saying that I am a LIGHT packer and packing just a rucksack is my jam!   The hubby and I just got back from visiting Cancun for 6 days. Most of that time was hanging at the resort decompressing which was glorious but what we did in excursions, you could do … Continue reading What to pack for Cancún?

Review of Thermacell Radius

I LOVE being out in nature but getting eaten alive by mosquitoes is not fun, especially when you are trying to relax or eat a meal.The hubby and I have tried the butane thermacell mosquitos repellent devices and they work well; however, the sometimes the igniter doesn't work and I feel like they don't last … Continue reading Review of Thermacell Radius

Off-Grid Sink

For our little dry cabin, I REALLY wanted a sink and a medicine where I could brush my teeth, take out my contacts, and even do my hair. My neighbors/friends use a 12v water pump connected to their battery in order to have a full functioning faucet. Basically the faucet draws water from a fresh … Continue reading Off-Grid Sink

Camping in Napa – Day 2

We started our day with with bubbles at Domaine Chandon. Surprisingly, I found a lot of their wines to be more dry that I thought they would be....anyhow, still a nice time. But too dry for me. Next was Robert Mondavi. We ended up becoming a wine club member here as Mondavi is part of … Continue reading Camping in Napa – Day 2

Camping in Napa – Day 1

I love wine tasting and I love camping, so I was VERY excited to discover Bothe-Napa Valley State Park and the Ritchey Creek Campground. This place is a gem at only $35/night for a tent site and $60-75/night for a yurt. There are cabins which we did not see while there. The campsites are very … Continue reading Camping in Napa – Day 1

24 Hours in Seattle

There are many things to do in Seattle; however, my husband and I covered it all in 24 hours for a fast getaway. Here's what we did and what we would recommend: Space Needle - buy your Space Needle & Chihuly Glass Garden tickets online to beat the line and for a better price! These … Continue reading 24 Hours in Seattle

Packing for Europe

Beyond preprinting bordering passes and being organized (again I am an anxious traveler), I was so THANKFUL for traveling light. I hate having to carry a ton of stuff and honestly would much rather do laundry in the sink with Dr. Bronner's Castile soap than lug more stuff with me on my back. Here's a … Continue reading Packing for Europe

Preparing for European Vacation

After traveling Europe for 2.5 weeks, I DID A LOT OF RESEARCH. Honestly to the point I was hitting burn-out and we hadn't even left the USA. BUT, I am an anxious traveler and I don't like flying. Long story short, I was on a plane that almost went down and ever since then, if … Continue reading Preparing for European Vacation