My Maui Bucket List

While the Garden Isle of Kauai could have kept us busy for longer than just four days, Maui was just too tempting. Home to some of the world’s best beaches and the legendary Road to Hana, Maui is just one hundred dollars and barely an hour plane ride from Kauai. After all, the best way [...]

Top 10 Must-See Stops Along the Road to Hana

The Road to Hana is a narrow, winding and mostly one-lane 52-mile drive that features some of the most spectacular sights on Maui. Before we get into my top 10 favorite spots along this world-renowned stretch of highway, here are some fun facts about the Road to Hana and tips to survive the drive. Road [...]

My Kauai Bucket List

I fell asleep in the sky somewhere over the Pacific Ocean and woke up to an island of possibilities. Beach hopping, hiking and sailing through the sunset were just a few of the adventures on the Kauai bucket list. Kauai Itinerary: Day 1: Beach hop through northern Kauai. Day 2: Swim at Queen’s Bath and [...]

Celebrating Jake’s Birthday in Albuquerque

If I haven't already introduced him, Jake is my boyfriend, my college sweetheart, my partner in crime, my favorite goober. And every year I plan a surprise for my favorite goober on his birthday (April 6). For his 21st birthday I took him to Coors Brewery for a commemorative t-shirt and three free beers (a [...]

Santa Fe and Albuquerque Must-Dos

There is an abundance of activities to choose from in both Santa Fe and Albuquerque—two of the most culturally vibrant cities in New Mexico. From the art galleries on Canyon Road to the Sandia Peaks, Santa Fe and Albuquerque are teeming with possibilities for adventure. But what is a must-do activity in each city if [...]

Skiing and Snowboarding at Ski Santa Fe

Even though I lived in Colorado on and off for nearly ten years, (the longest I have ever lived in one state), I've only been skiing twice. My first attempt was when my dad and uncle took me to Breckenridge to go skiing before we left Denver to move to Boston. I spent more time [...]