Smith Rock State Park, Misery Ridge Trail – Explore Bend

Misery Ridge Trail at Smith Rock State Park is one of my favorite winter hikes! Smith Rock is located in Terrebonne, Oregon (30 minutes north of Bend) and it is a great spot to enjoy some sunshine along with stunning scenic views. Smith Rock offers a number of outdoor adventures, but today’s post focuses on … More Smith Rock State Park, Misery Ridge Trail – Explore Bend

Explore Utah – Queens Garden + Wall Street Loop Hike, Bryce Canyon National Park

We took a quick trip to Bryce Canyon National Park and searched for a hike that was kid-friendly while offering stunning views. The Queens Garden + Wall Street Loop fit the bill! Breathtaking views unfolded before us around every turn. The trail starts with the Queens Garden as you drop into the canyon. You’ll enjoy … More Explore Utah – Queens Garden + Wall Street Loop Hike, Bryce Canyon National Park

Explore Utah – Top Family Activities in Capitol Reef National Park

This past summer, we took a road trip with the kids and explored all over Utah. We took two days exploring Capitol Reef National Park and had a great time! It is extremely family-friendly and offers a lot of activities that all ages can enjoy. Here are our favorites! Hickman Bridge Beat the heat and … More Explore Utah – Top Family Activities in Capitol Reef National Park

Explore Bend – Crescent Moon Ranch Alpaca Destination

We LOVE Crescent Moon Ranch. It is one of our favorite spots to go as a family. If you love fresh air, scenic views, and ridiculously cute alpacas, then this is the spot for you. Adults and children alike will enjoy their visit to the ranch as they stroll down the grassy lanes and greet … More Explore Bend – Crescent Moon Ranch Alpaca Destination

Florence, Italy

Its beauty is intoxicating. The city itself is just the right size – large enough to keep a busy agenda but at no risk of losing its charm – and the surrounding Tuscany countryside only raises the city’s overall appeal. Florence continues to captivate the hearts of many and lucky for us, it was the … More Florence, Italy

Exploring Europe as a Family of Four – The Prelude to the Traveling Circus

Yep, we did it. We packed our bags once more and set out overseas to spend 31 days abroad as a family of four. William’s unused paternity leave was the perfect excuse to ignore all responsibilities and spend the following weeks gallivanting Europe. At the start of our journey, Briar was just shy of 11 … More Exploring Europe as a Family of Four – The Prelude to the Traveling Circus

Have Baby, Will Travel – Our European Venture [Spain + Portugal!]

We did it. We took the plunge and bought our tickets to Spain this past March. Mixed emotions led up to the trip – excitement, nerves, exhilaration, and a touch of sheer panic knowing that I would be flying for approximately 30 hours [cumulatively] with a 7 month old baby. But certainly excitement trumped all … More Have Baby, Will Travel – Our European Venture [Spain + Portugal!]