Bulgaria! And other Merry Updates.
Bulgaria suits me. We stayed here for a little over two months, and the country just clicked with me.
Budapest -The city of bridges and water
We spent 5 weeks in the Budapest dog sitting and exploring
Türkiye Part II - Cappadocia and Istanbul
Our travels in Cappadocia and Istanbul in spring 2023
Türkiye Part I - Fethiye and the Turquoise Coast
We are wrapping-up a delightful month-long stay in Fethiye (pronounced feh·tee·euh), Türkiye; which is a Mediterranean coastal town popular for sailing, british expats, and hiking. Fethiye has history dating back to the 5th century BC and has been inhabited by ancient Lycians, Greeks, Persians, Byzantines, and Ottomans. All of whom have left successive remnants of their civilizations that can be explored throughout the area.
How to launch a boat in Fethiye
We got to see them move boats from a parking lot where they did dry repairs into the water
Lisbon, Lagos, and Portimao…We’re in Portugal
Tyler and I are finishing up a delightful 2-ish weeks in Portugal. If you’re interested in our high- (and low-) lights, continue reading.
Malta Month of MERRY-ment - Part II
As our month in Malta comes to a close, we reflect on the things we learned and enjoyed about this historic island in the Mediterranean.
Malta Month of MERRY-ment - Part I
Hello friends and family from the Mediterranean!! After a wonderful holiday season, including a month with Tyler’s family in North Carolina and a month with my family in Colorado, Tyler and I are back out on our own and continuing to slow-travel. So far, 2023 is looking like the year of Europe.
Merry MidWest Roadtrip Part 4- DC
Visiting friends, and riding bikes by a house on Pennsylvania Ave
Merry MidWest Roadtrip Part 3- Cleveland
To Cleveland! The land of endless sports disappointment and conversations about lake effect.
Merry MidWest Roadtrip Part 2- Michigan
Dropping in from Canada we got to experience a bit of the abandon mitten and meat the trolls that live in the main land mitten state.
Merry MidWest Roadtrip Part I - North Shore of Lake Superior
The start of our midwest roadtrip - MN and Canada
Back to the states!
Our bike ride in Europe is behind is (or on pause, only time will tell)
Austria to visit Dylan
Our bike ride ended in Germany, but luckily our trip still had a stop or two left in it.
EV6 Germany 2022
Our ride through Germany was amazing
Switzerland 2022 bike trip
We didn't spend much time in Switzerland on this trip, but what we saw was great!
EV6 France, and the first 500 miles of our journey are behind us.
From the town of Mulhouse we look back at our first 500 miles and call out some of the things we have enjoyed so far.
Our first leg of our bike trip is done! We took the EV3 from Paris to EV6.
Getting started on our bike trip!
We are off to Europe with a one way ticket to Paris and our bikes!
Queretaro is Pueblo Magicos in central Mexico where we got to spend a week. In addition to taking in wine, cheese, and beautiful aqueducts we took the week to plan our trip to Denver and the weeks following.
March 2022 in Puebla!
San Cristóbal de las Casas
We spent the month of February 2022 in a high elevation town called San Cristobal de las Casas.
Mexico City Part Two (and a little NC and Denver)
From CDMX to Denver to NC and back again! Our travels take us home and back out and about!
Mexico City Part One
CDMX the city in the valley, 6th largest city in the world, and a great spot for us to call home for a few weeks!
Guadalajara Mexico 2021
Our next stop was the city of Guadalajara to Visit Freddy, Eme, Linc, Cal and all of Freddys family. We stayed with Freddys dad in Zapopan. The greater GDL metro area is 5m people and was founded in 1542.
Our next stop on our journey was the city of Merida, one of the most family friendly cities I have seen in my life.
Valladolid (Maya name Zací-Val) is a modern day quaint town in the state of Yucatan Mexico, but use to a early spanish town, and before that a booming Maya town. We stayed here for a week on our trip through Mexico!
We just finished our time in Porto Moralos and it was beautiful! We were joined on this section of the trip by Randi's Dad and spent a week relaxing on the beach!
Playa Del Carmen (Mexico 2021)
Second stop in our trip!
Tulum! (Mexico 2021)
Our first stop in our Mexico Journey 2021-22
Selling all our stuff!
Before our 2021+ Mexico trip we needed to slim down.
Stuck in the snow after Mt. Democrat
The four pack followed by some 4wd.
Taking a sebatical
Why Tyler isn't going to work for a bit.
Learn about who we are!
Lost Creek Wilderness
Great backpacking location right on the colorado Trail accessible from denver
Crested Butte to Crystal Mills via Schofield Pass
the location. This hike is a difficult down then return uphill trek. The varied terrain, ranging from woods, aspens groves, canyons, and meadows make it well worth the journey.
A lovely hike with a fun group of friends. Both peaks are class 2, largely due to the steep grade and rock-steps at the summits
Enjoyable as an overnite trip for sure
La Plata, sub 10 mile fourteener with easy parking and a fair bit of elevation...
Packing (Lite) List - for him
Packing light can be hard, here is Tylers 2017 list
Packing (Lite) List - for her
Packing lite can be hard, here is Randis 2017 list!
Mount of the Holy Cross
Mount of the Holy cross is a lovely 14er that can be done if you want to camp, or if you want to do it all in one go!
A correction is coming
A correction is always on the way. This is a reminder to myself to take advantage of good times!
White Ranch Open Space
White ranch is an easy and accessible hike close to denver.
Mt Bierstadt is one of the most accessible 14ers that exist, but expect the crowds that go along with it.
North Table Mountain
North Table is a very accessible Denver hike!
Lessons learned living in 490 square feet
Croatia (Dalmatia Region) - Plan Your Own Adventure
Utilizing past experience of one frugal traveler, build your own Dalmatian Coast itinerary for a Croatian dream adventure.
Dalmatian Coast for the Frugal Traveler
My 2015 trip to Croatia was everything I hoped it could be!
Our trip up Mt Huron
Our 14ers List
We have done a few 14ers, here are the info on which ones, and what approaches we took