My First Travel Blogaversary: Seven Treasured Travel Memories

Today, Adventuring the Great Wide Somewhere turns one year old! I started this blog in part to force myself to pursue my travel dreams, and so far, it’s been a smashing success! In the past year, I’ve traveled to California, Washington and Utah, and shared details about the trip to France that spurred this whole thing into motion.

To celebrate, I want to share my top five travel memories. We’re going way back, starting at a time before I even owned a laptop or knew what SEO meant. Continue reading “My First Travel Blogaversary: Seven Treasured Travel Memories”

The Great Foodie Road Trip

Is there a travel addict out there who doesn’t love the Travel Channel? One of my favorite TV personalities is Anthony Bourdain. Escaping to Rome for some cacio e pepe is one of my favorite ways to unwind after a long day at my “real” job. That guy has the life. I mean, the tagline for one of his (many) television shows is “I Write. I Eat. I Travel.” Who wouldn’t want to do that for a living? Continue reading “The Great Foodie Road Trip”

Trains, Remains & Handcrafted Meals

While Michelle enjoyed her last day with her roommates, Dad and I spent our final day in Provo doing – what else? Driving. I’d read about a beautiful drive named the Provo Canyon Scenic Byway, but figured Dad would not be in the mood to explore it, since we were starting the long drive back to the Seattle the following morning. I was thrilled when Dad suggested it himself! Continue reading “Trains, Remains & Handcrafted Meals”

A Weekend in the Most Unlikely of Places

A few months ago, I found myself in the most unexpected vacation spot: Provo. Utah. No, it’s not someplace remote or unheard of, but it was the last place on Earth I ever thought I would find myself. See, I was supposed to go to college in Provo. Suffice it to say the life I expected to find in Provo was not for me, and I cancelled my enrollment just a few weeks after graduating high school. Instead, I joined my best friend on a cross-country road trip to Florida. Continue reading “A Weekend in the Most Unlikely of Places”

Hiking, Exploring & Cleaning The Sink

It’s hard to travel on such a small budget. I’ve spent the last few weeks obsessively checking flight schedules and price drops, hoping to jet off to Costa Rica, Norway, or any other destination boasting cheap round trip airfare. At my current pay rate, it looked like my next vacation might fall somewhere in September or October…might. After all, I’m still saving up for a 2016 trip to Paris!

Since I couldn’t afford to travel anywhere this spring, I resigned myself to exploring my own backyard. There are so many parts of Florida that I have yet to experience, and what better person to explore it with than my own sister! Michelle lives and studies in Provo, Utah, and has been dying to return to Orlando ever since her first trip in 2013. As I began collecting possible travel dates and coordinating exam schedules, a new travel possibility fell right into my lap. Continue reading “Hiking, Exploring & Cleaning The Sink”