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  • day trip | decorah, IA.

    day trip | decorah, IA.

    it is now very rare the husband asks me: “what do you want to do today?” the last time he asked, we ended up driving three hours across the state for a spontaneous day…

    August 2, 2017
  • covered bridges | winterset, IA.

    covered bridges | winterset, IA.

    we had a very mild winter in iowa! it was unseasonably warm. (if that sounded like a complaint, it was not. maybe a little fear we’ll get payback later). we’re talking the occasional 60º…

    April 11, 2017
  • fall in the amana colonies.

    fall in the amana colonies.

    on sunday, the husband + I made a last-second decision to take a road trip. only 100 miles east to the amana colonies. it’s typically our mother’s day destination, but why wait until may…

    October 18, 2016
  • 10 camping essentials.

    what to pack for your next camping trip.

    three years ago, the husband + I ventured out on a sixteen day road trip. ten of those were spent camping, in various places across the country. we planned our route + packing list…

    July 14, 2016
  • camping | honey creek state park.

    camping | honey creek state park.

    over the fourth of july weekend, the husband + I made a few last minute plans. (we’re talking reservations made on tuesday, left on saturday). we were going to pack up our car with…

    July 13, 2016
  • how to dress for a road trip.

    how to dress for a road trip.

    the husband + I love to road trip. if our destination is 10 hours or less, we’ll choose to drive. we did get engaged on the first day of a sixteen day road trip,…

    March 25, 2016
  • when packing procrastination strikes.

    when packing procrastination strikes.

    the husband + I are heading out of town. we’re packing up our fur children + ourselves. we’ll be spending tonight in my hometown, where we’ll be dropping off eleanor + rigby (the fur…

    March 24, 2016
  • honeyversary | punta cana.

    honeyversary | punta cana.

    in january, the husband + I took a trip (back) to the dominican republic. we had been there just 15 months prior to say “I do“. we had planned to go back for our first…

    March 4, 2016
  • 8 reasons to visit the dominican republic.

    8 reasons to visit the dominican.

    it should go without saying, the dominican republic holds a very special place in my heart. (it’s where the husband + I were married). during our first trip, we were “too busy” to go…

    March 3, 2016
  • punta cana bound.

    punta cana bound.

    the husband + I are leaving on a jet plane today. at 5:07 AM, to be exact. we have a significant layover at chicago o’hare, which will be perfect for breakfast + multiple iced coffees. maybe…

    January 21, 2016