Three Days in Yosemite National Park

Yosemite has been the top item on our California bucket list ever since we moved to the Golden State. It's taken us two years, but we finally scraped some plans together and made the trek! Everyone we talked to said to make reservations months in advance and don't go in the summer—we did neither. We … Continue reading Three Days in Yosemite National Park

Road Trip to Monterey + Big Sur

It's difficult for us to plan vacations and weekend getaways because we often don't know Jackson's weekend schedule until a week or two prior. But when we do, we go hard. One of the trips on our California Bucket List was driving up the 1 (that's California talk for HWY 1) and hiking in Big … Continue reading Road Trip to Monterey + Big Sur

Anniversary Trip to Zion National Park

Jackson and I got married in June 2016, and since then we've had a tradition of going camping to celebrate our anniversary. In 2017 we lived in Texas and ventured to Hill Country for our anniversary trip. This year, we almost thought we wouldn't be able to go camping because Jackson was in a wedding … Continue reading Anniversary Trip to Zion National Park

36 Hours In San Francisco

I was flipping through Jackson's work calendar and had to look twice when I saw he had two full days of work off. That's when I whipped out my phone and started browsing weekend trips in California. It didn't take long for us to decide to road trip to San Francisco. Golden Gate Bridge. Painted … Continue reading 36 Hours In San Francisco

Sunday Funday in Santa Barbara

A few Sundays back, new couple friends of ours invited us to the Funk Zone for dinner. (The Funk Zone is a collection of converted warehouses and buildings that are now home to artistic boutiques, breweries, tasting rooms, and creative eateries. It's a hoot.) While we were waiting for our tri-tip sandwiches (yummm), our friends … Continue reading Sunday Funday in Santa Barbara