It’s been nearly 9 years since my last journey to San Diego, and this time I would be there for business. Unfortunately, I was not able to venture far from the conference center at the Sheraton San Diego & Marina, but I did enjoy the hotel for its huge pool, hot tub, fitness center and … Continue reading
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Ogden Valley: Summer Family Fun
This year feels like the year of the family with reunions, weddings, and birthday bashes, too! The first of many family trips began on June 21st in Huntsville, UT. Huntsville is located in the Ogden Valley, a small valley surrounded by huge mountains and some of the best ski resorts. Several members of Todd’s family … Continue reading
Salt Lake City: Real Soccer and Great Sushi, Here We Come.
An ambitious 12-hour road trip from Portland, Ore. to Salt Lake City, Utah brought back so many memories of my past trips to this city. Salt Lake has changed a lot in the past five years, but I was counting on some things being the same — I wasn’t disappointed at all. As I neared … Continue reading
Mauilicious Vacation Part 1: Side Effect, Mahi Mahi in my Dreams.
Maui might be one of the few places I have traveled to where I left thinking, “I can’t wait to come back!” I’ve been to Oahu and definitely didn’t feel this way after that trip, but then again, that was over 10 years ago. Could it be the slow pace, the sunshine, and the abundance … Continue reading
The Walk in Europe: A study abroad experience like no other
The Walk In Europe was my first international travel experience. It was 1997, and I was only 18 when we left for Salzburg, Austria. I was the youngest student to walk that year and it changed my life forever. “They walked for 40 days. Their aim, not to climb every mountain peak, nor study leaves, … Continue reading