Hike Permits: Half Dome, Yosemite

ALERT:┬áThe last day to enter the lottery for 2014 Half-Dome hiking permits is March 31. Jon and I have a dream of being carefree, taking unplanned road trips and have amazing experiences. Unfortunately if you want to experience the famous hikes of the world a lot of pre-planning and permits are required. One hike which…

Zion National Park, UT

One of the first large hiking extravaganzas Jon and I took together was a trip to Zion National Park in Utah in October 2011, where we spent three days hiking Angels’ Landing and the Narrows, cayoneering, and enjoying the town of Springdale. Jon enjoys travel planning and took the lead in booking us flights and…

Reader Poll!!

Hello, As we start this blog, I want to know what information interests you the most. I have posted two versions describing the same trip to Charlottesville. Please read them both and take a moment to complete the poll below. Feel free to put additional feedback in the comments section below telling us what you…

Charlottesville, VA II

Sometimes in our quest to experience adventure, traveling to far away exotic locations feels like the only way to have new experiences. My first notion that the DC area had more to offer than we sometimes realize was in 2011 and Jon and I took several day trips around the tri-state searching for wedding venues.…

Charlottesville / Shenandoah, VA

As much as Jon and I love to travel, we often overlook nearby places. This Labor Day (2013) we took a last minute road trip down towards Charlottesville, VA, Shenandoah National Park, and Luray. University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville Because it was spur of the moment, we only started to plan our trip on…

Hiking: Coming Soon

Coming soon, information on great hikes we’ve had the pleasure of taking. Coming posts include hiking in Zion National Park and Shenandoah National Park.