Italy in October, 2019

  Venice After a sleepless red eye flight from Minnesota and couple hour layover in Amsterdam, we landed into Venice right before sunset. We figured out the first time we went to Venice over 5 years prior that the private water taxi for 100 euro from the airport on the mainland to the island is [...]


We started planning this trip a year ago when Katie's cousin from Boston visited Minnesota for a wedding in the family. We didn't think too much about it at the time but the more research we did on Boston and New England we started to get excited and starting booking things! We decided we would [...]

Alaska October 2018

  This adventure started with Katie surprising me with a 30th birthday trip to see my brother and sister in-law in Ketchikan AK!! They manage Settlers Cove State Recreation Area which is at the dead end of the main road on the island. Dave and Adrienne are living in Alaska working as camp hosts for Settlers Cove State [...]

Western Road Trip July 2018

We usually try to plan our trips a year in advance. This year has gotten kind of turned around and instead of doing a 2 weeks SW Road trip in September/October, We are saving a week and going to meet Dave and Adrienne in Alaska in the fall. The other week we will be going [...]

Kauai, HI 2018 Part II

Welp if the suspense from the wait hasn't heightened enough that's okay because in this post we not only finish our Hawaii trip but we live thru the Hawaiian Ballistic Missile Scare of 2018. So where we left off on the last post of Kauai, HI 2018 Part I : was where the locals weren't too [...]

Kauai, HI 2018 Part I

  We booked this trip like we do a lot of our trips - a year in advance. We decided on January because it's cold here in Minnesota and it'll be nice to get away to somewhere warm! We booked an AirBnB, flight and rental car. We touched down in Kauai, HI after having a [...]

PNW Roadtrip October 2016 PART 2

We were descending a desolate Mt Hood around 5AM and we rounded a turn on highway 35 and our trip took a crazy turn. We could see that the road was glare ice, feel the truck and trailer gliding as if it was on a well groomed ice rink and looked at each other with [...]

PNW Roadtrip October 2016 PART 1

I am writing this trip report over a year after this trip actually took place. We had been planning this trip for a year and finally it was time to starting packing up the Tundra and camper. (little history: the year prior to the trip I started building a small camper with my dad on [...]

The most beulah-ful place.

Before I start talking about Beulah let me explain a little about my brother and sister-in-law. I touched on this in the post about us going to Yellowstone and Stanley but let me clarify and give some background information. They met in kindergarten and then started dating in college. Got married and bought a great [...]