monument valley, capitol reef, arches, canyonlands

in the beginning of this past december, we were two parks away from finishing our 30% national park goal – we decided to finish them with arches and mesa verde national park. we drove out to colorado first but the snow was so bad that the park ranger turned us around. we were pretty bummed…

cuba pt II

in mexico city, we had pulled out 1/3 of our money saving the other 2/3 to withdraw in cuba. andrew and I don’t like traveling with large sums of cash on us and stupidly figured that we would be okay. when we got to havana however, our cards didn’t work. I don’t know if it was our bank,…

yellowstone national park

I’ve been putting yellowstone and grand tetons off for awhile now… I’ve had a hard time figuring out how I wanted to say certain things, more so in the grand tetons entry but adventures are piling up soooo….. we had been planning yellowstone for weeks. each week for a month we were supposed to go…

sequoias, pinnacles, JT

I want to keep this specific post as simple as possible with only my favorite picture from each park because at the moment, I strangely feel the need to preserve the memories. therefore, this may be a boring post to you, which I’m okay with. and if you follow me on instagram, you’ve already seen these.. except…

alabama hills, ca

for weeks all I had seen on social media was alabama hills. alabama hills this, alabama hills that. we were supposed to go to kings canyon national park for the second time but thought we should check this place out since it was apparently all the rage. welllllllll it definitely was/is. all of the campsites…

bryce canyon national park

I love utah. I love it so much that I’m borderline obsessed. for a couple of years, certain things led me to have hard feelings towards the state as a whole and now that they’ve been resolved, I feel like I’m playing catch up again and wanting to go any and every chance we get. andrew took…

death valley national park

I know that next on the timeline of catching up with posts is our wedding but I tried writing it and I got too emotional. It was such a sacred day for us both that it’s going to take a few days to fully relay all that I want to so for now… our quest for…

horseshoe roadtrip: az, nm, co, ut

There were a lot of reasons why Court and I did this roadtrip but one of the main ones was having quality sister time before I got married. We stopped off first in Vegas to visit Lauren and then early the next morning left for Sedona. And by the way, everyone always stops at the…

21 October: Joshua Tree, CA

October 21. The day that gives me butterflies just thinking about. This past Tuesday was our two year anniversary and we spent it in one of our most special places: Joshua Tree. Just driving through the park, I felt surges of happiness. I later posted a picture on Instagram saying, “to love someone to the moon…