Helicopter Ride Over Glacier National Park

Soaring high over Glacier National Park in a Glacier Jet Center helicopter is one of the highlights of my life so far. Read More

Paddling Montana’s Clearwater River Canoe Trail

Trading Missoula's urban energy for the rural calm of Montana's Clearwater River Canoe Trail in the heart of Lolo National Forest. Read More

Diagon Alley: Universal Studio’s Most Magical Experience Yet

From a fire-breathing dragon to butterbeer ice cream to a shop full of jokes from those Weasley pranksters to wands that perform real spells, Universal Studios' new Harry Potter experience Diagon Alley has a little bit for every Wizard (and even something for Muggles, too). Read More

What I Read in 2014: Part II

My favorite reads from the first half of this year. Read More

All Aboard the Hogwarts Express!

A sneak peek at the new Hogwarts Express train ride at Universal Studios in Orlando. Read More

Photo Friday

Nashville, Tennessee

12South Engagement Shoot in Nashville, Tennessee

We cut our Europe trip a wee bit shorter than originally scheduled—though three weeks wound up being more than enough time; maybe even too much—to fly back at 5pm today and make it to the 6:30 wedding of two people… Read More

Reggae Beach, St. Kitts

Flyboarding at Reggae Beach in St. Kitts

One of my favorite St. Kitts days was our final afternoon of touring the Southeastern Peninsula. I mean, can we all just pause to admire the view spread out before you as you slowly work your way down that windy… Read More

Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, Georgia

Growing up just two-and-a-half hours north of Atlanta means that I’ve spent a good deal of time in the Peach State’s capital. While it’s the biggest city in the South, it’s oft-overlooked by travelers in search of culinary destinations. But… Read More

Panama City Beach, Florida

SUP Yoga with Mermaid Heather

My trip to Florida earlier this month for the #PCBeachBucketList challenge was full of a lot of firsts: first time diving in the Gulf, first time taking a helicopter ride and first time doing SUP Yoga. On social media, people… Read More

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Helicopter Ride Over Glacier National Park

Montana's Glacier National Park by Helicopter

There are awe-inspiring moments in your life that have you pinching yourself wondering how you got here, and then there are moments one step up from that even. Getting to see one of America’s most impressive, expansive national parks from… Read More

Diagon Alley: Universal Studio’s Most Magical Experience Yet

Ukrainian Ironbelly Dragon at Harry Potter's Diagon Alley at Universal Studios in Florida

If you read the Internet at all, you’ve likely caught wind of the holiday that was yesterday: the much anticipated Diagon Alley opened at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. If you haven’t heard of anything I’m about to tell you,… Read More

Paddling Montana’s Clearwater River Canoe Trail

Montana's Clearwater River Canoe Trail

Active vacations are my favorite kind. I spend so much time working out and eating right (or at least trying to) while I’m at home, and I feel like that effort is counteracted by all the glorious things I eat… Read More

Happy Birthday, Amerika—and SVV!


Today, SVV celebrates 40 years on this earth. Nine years of which he’s spent with me (bless him; help him). Since we met, we’ve moved across the country together. Bought a house together. A condo, too. Had a (fur) child… Read More