Hawaii – Part 2 of 3 “Oahu Adventures” Day’s 3 & 4

On the agenda for Day 3 was a road trip around the Island of Oahu, ending with an Luau at the Polynesian Cultural Center. Getting an early start we made our way to the Dole Pineapple Plantation to take a glimpse of the local agriculture and fruit production process. We did not pay to do…

Hawaii – Part 1 of 3 “Aloha” Day’s 1 & 2

Post one long 8.5 hour flight from Minnesota. My family and I were greeted to much appreciated warmer temps in Honolulu. Even the view from the plane window was enough to bring us joy! Our first evening didn’t leave much time for exploring or beaching, so we just wandered a bit to find a place…

United States Bucket List

This is basically a bucket list within a bucket list, with the bucket list item in question…Visit all 50 U.S. States (current mark of 19/50) States yet to visit:  Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode…

12 “Months” of 2017 – A Virtual Holiday Card

January: San Diego Trip (read more about it here: San Diego – Surf, Sunshine, & Smiles) February: My first community play performance in Pipestone: Always a Bridesmaid – I played the character of a Southern Belle who narrates the hilarious tales of weddings past while reflecting on her wedding day. March: First ESCAPE room experience…

Help! Looking for Oahu and Maui can’t miss activities :-)

Calling all Hawaii “experts”! I’m looking for your favorite experiences, activities, sites, eating establishments on the islands of Oahu and Maui. My family is visiting over Christmas this year and I’m looking to get some ideas first hand from all of you. Also if you know of any Christmas related activities between the dates of…

Our Road Trip to Michigan’s U.P.

“We should take a road trip this summer!” Seems to be a mantra for the beginning of most road trip adventures, and for us, it was no different. A couple of my friends and I  made “plans” to road trip somewhere, sometime in August… haha very specific I know. We eventually did narrow down our…

Michigan’s U.P. Sneak Peak

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Traipsing About In The Big Easy (aka. New Orleans)

My latest destination took me to the Deep South in the middle of July…great timing if you like heat, humidity, and more humidity! But really…my skin was instantly sticky from the moment I walked outside no matter the time of day; yet, it wasn’t quite as horrible as it sounds. Why go in July you…

Visiting Omaha

Just 3 1/2 hours away, Omaha made the perfect long weekend getaway to take a quick break from the norm. One of my college friends and myself had planned this trip as a fun way to celebrate her college graduation, and we had a great time! Omaha is a hot spot for craft breweries with…

A Weekend Trip to Denver!

GIRLS TRIP!!! Yes, my impromptu trip to Denver was just that. My mom, grandma, aunt, and I made a quick weekend trip out to Denver to meet up with my cousin who was there on a traveling nurse assignment. 3 generations of women, and we all know that when family gets together chaos will surely ensue. Anyway…

San Diego – Surf, Sunshine, & Smiles

It all started with my friend asking me if I wanted to join her in San Diego for a long weekend trip…Now this is me we are talking about, of course I was up for leaving the frozen tundra of Minnesota in January to the welcome arms of  warm air and sunshine in San Diego!…

A Year in Review 2016

While I didn’t get to go on my planned trip to Nashville this year, I did have a very busy and fun 2016! In February I started a new job working in conservation agriculture and it is keeping me busy in a good way 🙂 However the  6 month probationary period with no vacation days…