48 Hours in Lake Tahoe

Hello, all! I am sitting here smiling. One reason is because my belly is all warm and full from just having devoured a huge bowl of this oh-so-heavenly-and-delicious quinoa vegetable soup. Don’t you just love a good hearty soup on a rainy day?! It really does do wonders, doesn’t it?! While my never-really-reliable weather app […]

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365 Days Since Hiking Machu Picchu

Wow. It sure is hard for me to comprehend a year has passed since flying down to South America for the first time to hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu!

Four days of non-stop hiking. What an adventure that was! What a challenge, both mentally and physically. Yet, I wouldn’t trade a thing. Okay, I take that back. There is one thing I’d take back…

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Mini Film: Chasing the Irish Luck!

I wanted to start this week off on an extra happy note and share another mini film. As you can tell from this page here, we got pretty into making these little video snippets during our trip. Well, since Derek is the creator behind all the films, I guess I got really into jumping around and doing high kicks in every place we visited. HA!

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Exploring Ireland: Cliffs of Moher

Ah, the Cliffs of Moher. How can I even begin to describe the magic wrapped up in these cliffs? The truth is, I just can’t. There are no words. Well, none that I can think of right now. Although we had to drive for hours upon hours up the coast just to reach this part of the Wild Atlantic Way, it was a million times worth it.

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Exploring Ireland: Discovering the Irish Countryside (And a Bit on San Fran!)

I am thrilled to be sharing Part II of our Ireland adventures. Don’t fret if you happened to miss out on Part I where I chatted about our time in Dublin & Cork, as it can be found right here. But before I get on with Part II, I feel as if I need to update you guys on what’s been going on with life lately.

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Exploring Ireland: Dublin & Cork

After countless train rides, 10 countries, 20-some cities, and too many peanut-butter-banana sandwiches to count (I really would rather not know the number!) we finally made it to Ireland, the last country to explore during our backpacking adventure.

I’m so glad we saved Ireland for last.

This country did not disappoint.

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