Phoenix, Sedona + Flagstaff // Arizona

Don’t Miss: Coconino National Forest/Sedona, Mexican food. If You Have Time: Slide Rock State Park, Flagstaff, Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument. Skip: Stopping at every overlook to take a photo. Get out and explore for longer when you can! How we fit it into a weekend.  We spent a Thursday-Friday-Saturday in Arizona. Little bit delayed here–but the memories of…

Joshua Tree + SoCal // California

Don’t Miss: Pacific Beach, Joshua Tree National Park, Mission Bay. If You Have Time: San Diego’s Gaslamp District, Old Town. Skip: Sea World, renting a car. How we fit it into a weekend.  We used our Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday of vacation to explore southern California and even made our way east to Joshua Tree National Park. My biggest tips in visiting…

Apostle Islands // Wisconsin

We’ve been hearing a lot about the Apostle Islands, so we had to check out all that Lake Superior had to offer! Don’t Miss: The sea caves, Big Bay State Park/Madeline Island and (weather permitting) getting out on the water in a kayak or boat. If You Have Time: A boat tour of all the islands. Skip: Driving…

Favorite Minneapolis Summer Activities

We’ve been living in Minneapolis for about 9 months now, and we’re excited to spend a summer trying out everything the beautiful city has to offer. So far, the weather has been unpredictable (as always), the Twins have been awful and the beer has exceeded expectations. Breweries, breweries, breweries. Hope you like craft beer, because we…

Creating the Ultimate Road Trip Playlist

In the coming Memorial Day weekend, I’ll be taking a road trip up to the Apostle Islands with my fiancé to d0 some camping and kayaking on Lake Superior. This is just over a 4 hour drive from my home in Minneapolis, so as I am planning my trip, it has me thinking about my…

Door County // Wisconsin

Wisconsin has three of my favorite things: great people, the Packers and fabulous cheese. Never in my life have I tasted fresher cheese from some of the nicest, Packer-loving cheese snobs in the world. So when I got the rare opportunity to visit the east side of Wisconsin for a few days, I was excited…

No Coasting on Your Weekend

Let’s be honest: everyone can relate to this graph of how we expect the week to go.  We go into work on Monday already dreaming about what we will be doing on our days off starting Friday night. Sometimes, I walk into work and hear the same scenario play over: Colleague: “Hey Nic, how was…

Why We Believe in Therapeutic Traveling

We spend our weeks working a typical 9-5 job, sometimes working past the 5 o’clock hour to keep up with the demands of our work. We come home, and if there’s energy enough, we exercise or socialize. On the weekends, we are simply exhausted that we limit ourselves to a few social activities, church and…