Banff, Alberta | Johnston Canyon & Views of the Fairmont

Still buzzing from the excitement over the lakes, we were hungry for more of that Banff natural beauty. Next up: Johnston Canyon. Next up: Johnston Canyon. This was an easy, one hour stroll…

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Banff, Alberta | Moraine Lake & Lake Louise

With one day down and virtually NO pictures to show for it due to the fog, our gaggle was determined to make the most of Day Two in Banff. Rachie was intent on getting to Moraine Lake early…

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Banff, Alberta | Pinterest Dreams Do Come True

It’s amazing how a few photos can inspire travel. I’m guilty of having that Pinterest board that contains dozens of Pins of places I want to go – yet at what point does the dream…

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Puerto Penasco, Mexico | The Ocean in Arizona’s Backyard

Let the road trips continue! I’m sure Jake will accuse me of taking on a new job promoting the state of Arizona, but what can I say. The place amazes me sometimes. (And I’m…

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Breckenridge, CO | Scenes from a Ski Town

With a trip to the Snowbowl under our belts and a newfound sense of confidence in our abilities (didn’t take much… ANY practice was a bonus after four years off skis), it was time…

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Flagstaff, AZ | From Cacti to Snow Covered Pines

General rule of thumb: When it rains in Scottsdale in the ‘winter’, chances are good that it’s snowing just north of the valley. Hello ski season! We had our doubts…

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Sedona, AZ | Lunch with a View at Cathedral Rock

After several failed missions to hike to waterfalls in both Tucson and Hong Kong, we were hell bent on making it to Grasshopper Point in Sedona. Unfortunately, we didn’t…

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Sedona, AZ | Wine, Cheese, Trolleys and Art

The town of Sedona is a tacky souvenir collector’s dream. (I’ve got Jake in mind here). Feeling extremely satisfied with our first hike of the trip, we treated ourselves to an early…

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Sedona, AZ | Arizona’s Most Picturesque Town

A good photo keeps a moment from running away. But what about when the photo can’t quite capture the moment? Jake and I are such (dare I say it?!) POOR gift givers that we decided long ago…

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Santa Barbara, CA | The Martinez Wedding Extravaganza

I love a good wedding extravaganza: A) A getaway to a beautiful locale with your closest friends in tow, B) the chance to meet all of the bride and groom’s nearest and dearest…

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