Category Travel

Washington Island, Door County, WI, biking

Washington Island, WI

Molly and I took a quick anniversary trip over Labor Day weekend to visit some friends and family in Door County, WI, and to explore Washington Island (just off the coast).  We visited on the peninsula for most of what turned out to be a pretty gloomy Saturday, then hopped on the last ferry departing […]

Turtle Flambeau Flowage, camping, canoeing, fishing, northern Wisconsin, musky, muskie, wife musky fishing

Turtle Flambeau Flowage

Summer was winding down, Molly’s work schedule was insane, and I was about to begin a second bachelor’s degree. A perfect time for a getaway to the Northwoods of Wisconsin. The Turtle Flambeau Flowage had been a favorite place of mine as a kid and tales of relaxation on pebble-strewn beaches, fishing, and island camping […]

Boundary Waters rainbow, Lac La Croix rainbow, canoeing rainbow, island rainbow

The Boundary Waters

What a destination for a babymoon!  I must have the greatest wife in the world because this vacation was actually Molly’s idea from the start.  We wanted one last getaway before she got too preggo and the summer got away from us so I asked around on the Boundary Waters Canoe Area community forums for […]

Taos Ski Valley snowboarding, Taos highline trail, Taos Kachina Peak, Taos Juarez

Taos, NM

Taos.  Wow.  I almost feel bad even writing about this place because I don’t want the secret to get out.  The perfect blend of art, music, ski bums, dry powder, and near-vertical slopes.  But let’s rewind for a bit.  Molly and I had been itching for years to get away on an epic ski/snowboard vacation […]

Roatan spearfishing, Roatan invasive species, roatan lionfish

2013 In Pictures

Devil's Lake rock climbing, , Wisconsin in the fall

Rock Climbing at Devil’s Lake, WI

As a Midwestern kid who loved the mountains and all activities therein, especially rock climbing, I had wanted to climb at Devil’s Lake, WI for as long as I can remember.  Molly and I previously made the drive north in the winter for a snowy scramble, but some technical rock climbing in warmer weather was […]

Wisconsin River camping, Wisconsin River beach, Wisconsin Canoe Company

Molly’s 30th on the Wisconsin River

Molly just about knocked me out of my chair when she said she wanted to canoe the Wisconsin River for her 30th birthday!  I had enjoyed the endless sandbars of the Wisconsin as a kid, and my parents still do a yearly trip with their friends which always sounded more like a beach party than […]

Gateway Canyon Jeeping, backroad with a view, red dirt road

Gateway, CO

Planning for our annual trip started out with a lengthy and diverse conversation on exactly what we wanted to do and where we wanted to go.  The “where” varied greatly:  we had just been to Roatan, Honduras in the spring so a beach vacay was out, and it was winter in South America and New […]

Roatan sunset, roatan piers, roatan beautiful beach

Roatan, Honduras

Every few years, my parents graciously take our family on a tropical vacation.  We had spent the last two in Barbados and were ready for a change of pace.  The consensus was that we wanted a place with less people, less restrictions, and less driving.  Considerations ranged from the Cayman Islands to Belize to St. […]

California redwood, Armstron Grove redwoods, redwoods looking up

2012 In Pictures