Dale Hollow Lake, Kentucky/Tennessee

DESTINATION: Dale Hollow Lake- Burkesville, Kentucky and into Tennessee 5 GREAT THINGS TO SEE AND DO ON THIS TRIP: Rent a pontoon boat for the day and go exploring! Or better yet, rent a houseboat! Anchor at one of many islands on the lake and grill out Drive to Dale Hollow State Park and go horseback…

Fall Creek Falls Camping Trip

DESTINATION: Fall Creek Falls State Park- Pikeville, TN 5 GREAT THINGS TO SEE AND DO ON THIS TRIP: Swim in 2 different waterfalls (Fall Creek Falls or Cane Creek Falls) Go on a self-guided cave exploration- grab your flashlight and ask the camp office at Fall Creek Falls for a permit and directions on how to get to…

Our First Trip With the Camper-Lake Leelanau, Michigan

Earlier this year in May, my dad had signed up to race in the Bayshore Marathon in Traverse City, Michigan over Memorial Day weekend. Wanting to support him and cheer him on, Dustin and I, along with my sister, Karly, and her husband, Karl, decided to make a long weekend out of it, since we already had…

My Testimony

I have something very personal that I would like to share with you. Earlier this month, I left work on a Friday afternoon just like any other week. That night Dustin and I met up with a friend and went out for pizza and drinks. Upon arriving home that evening, I started experiencing really bad…

Port # 6- St. Maarten/St. Martin

DESTINATION: St. Maarten/St. Martin, Caribbean 5 THINGS TO SEE AND DO HERE: Grab a drink or lunch at Sunset Beach Bar while you wait to watch the jets take off and land over Maho Beach.  Take a circle island tour and see both the Dutch and the French sides of the island. (If you collect foreign coins like…

Dolphins and Monkeys-Port #5- St. Kitts

After spending an adventure filled day in awe of the natural beauty of St. Lucia, Dustin and I headed up to St. Kitts. We woke up early and again watched the sun rise over the islands as our ship approached Port Zante, which is just outside of the capital city of Basseterre.   I was particularly excited…

A Perfect Day in St. Lucia-Port #4

When imagining tropical paradise, my mind has always bounced between a colorful collage of images that I have seen online of Bora Bora, Fiji, Hawaii and St. Lucia. All of those places have always been high on my bucket list of places that I want to visit. A few months ago, I was casually looking at vacation packages online (as I frequently…

A Once-In-A-Lifetime Experience in Barbados- Port #3

After leaving the picture perfect island of St. Thomas, we spent a full day and night at sea travelling south to Barbados. When researching the island prior to our trip, one excursion in particular stood out to us both that completely surpassed the others. We found a company called Atlantis that gives tours in a genuine underwater…

Southern Caribbean Cruise- Port #2- St. Thomas, USVI

Almost all of the sailing between islands during our cruise was done at night. We left Puerto Rico at 10pm on our first night and woke up in St. Thomas, which is part of the US Virgin Islands, around 7am. For someone who likes to travel as much as me, it was a magical feeling going…

Southern Caribbean Cruise-Our Ship, Carnival Fascination

After spending a day in Puerto Rico before our cruise left, it was finally time to board our ship and get the real vacation started! We had been so anxious for months leading up to this trip so it was exciting to finally be experiencing it! When I booked the trip, I noticed an option to…

Southern Caribbean Cruise-Port #1- Puerto Rico

For Dustin’s birthday this year, I wanted to do something special. He is always going all out for mine (like a year and a half ago for my 30th birthday when he booked us a room on the Grand Canal in Venice to celebrate). So this year, I planned something big! I knew how much Dustin has been itching…

Agawa Canyon/ Mackinac Island

A few years back, Dustin and I took a couple days off of work and went up north for a nice long weekend getaway. We drove about 5 1/2 hours to Sault Ste. Marie where we caught a train to take us to through Algoma Country and the Canadian Shield to Agawa Canyon, so we could enjoy the…