Category: Thirty or 30

  • Those of you who travel know how wonderful and life-changing it can be. Those of you who travel also know how difficult and challenging it can be. Listen, I absolutely love having the opportunity to experience the world and all its beauty with the love of my life. And sure, our

  • Aloha ʻoe, aloha ʻoe. E ke onaona noho i ka lipo. Those sweet words were the lyrics I would be singing during our entire stay in Kauai. I brought out the deep man-voice vibes to make it more authentic. Michael didn’t care for it. The only reason I even knew those lyrics was

  • “Cuba? Why the hell would anyone go there?” said the rather candid passenger in the seat next to me. Well, let me tell you why. This entire post will be dedicated to my Grandma and Grandpa Cloyes; without them this entire trip would have only been a dream. They were

  • Since I know you’re reading this in chronological order and wouldn’t dream of skipping ahead, you’ll remember when I mentioned in 7.5  that Michael was now doing what he had only dreamed of doing. He had been traveling all over with The Cheat Codes, an electronic

  • We both agreed 18 hours wasn’t enough of a road trip so we hopped back in and drove another 3 up North to a city called Duvall that’s just outside of Seattle. Our good friends had recently moved from San Diego to this glorious snow-globe of a city and Portland was too

  • We added Gunner to the family about a month before Number 8, and we needed him to know exactly what kind of family he’d gotten himself into! Start ’em young, right? So we packed the car and were off for our longest road trip to-date. Waterfalls and whiskey. That’s

  • If you’re coming from my previous post, then you’re here to find out Number 3. The third thing that I would recommend not to do. Writing this a year later, I also said that my mind toward all of this has changed substantially. I’m a woman, I’m allowed to change

  • On the road again, driving through to Denver, Colorado. I think it’s important to note that puppy fever…it’s at an all time high during this trip. I had actually been contacting several families who were selling Golden Retriever puppies out in Colorado. Just in case

  • If you are coming from my last post, you can put Mr. Moviefone voice on pause…for now. Might make a comeback, you never know. I never know. If you guessed that we would wake up around midnight soaked, you were 50% correct. If you guessed that I would wake up soaked as well as

  • Here we go, off on our longest road trip to date. The end destination was Colorado, but we couldn’t drive that far without stopping in Zion first. So to Zion, we went! Our life at this point was nuts. We were literally packing our bags for vacation while packing our house up to

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