It’ll Be Fun They Said.

“Just one more run they said…it’ll be fun they said!!” I screamed down to Jessi as I sat half way up the mountain, in a small group of trees contemplating my next move. The hill was glare ice, my heart was racing and it felt like I had never seen anything steeper in my life.…

Less Traveled.

I set out to write something inspirational and amazing about our latest hike up Montecito Peak but couldn’t find the right words. In short- it was hard. It was fun. It was amazing. It was thrilling. It was painful. I wanted to recount our exploration but the words fall dead on my screen and seem…

Desert Whiskey.

Twenty Miles outside the Vegas strip lays a diamond in the rough so unique and beautiful it should be on the top of all Vegas itineraries. I’ve always believed (and said it, and wrote it) that experiences far outweigh the worth of any possession. Life is meant to be built on adventures rather than gifts.…

Salvation Mountain

“We’re going on an adventure! Wake up, wake up!” I shook Dave awake, jumping around the hotel room anxiously waiting our next adventure. Technically we were already on one adventure but I loved layering our adventures and adding more and more as we went. Once again, we were up before the sun and making our…

Palm Springs Weekend.

Some days you just need a weekend off, a reason to get away and a reason to do nothing. This past weekend was one of those weekends. I’ve been feeling the daily grind of life and was craving an adventure and a weekend escape – two of my favorite things. Dave and I decided Palm…

Castles + Wine = A Good Good Time

Adventures (+ beauty) are out there- you just have to open your eyes and look around a little. When friends visit us – after showing them the beach, the mountains and our favorite burritos in Santa Barbara, we love taking them to our favorite winery, Gainey. Over the Santa Ynez Mountains, sitting sleepily amongst the…

Inspiration Point

The rain had been pouring down in Santa Barbara for almost two weeks straight. Though we shouldn’t complain, it’s easy to feel sick of the rainy, cloudy days and be ready for a little sunshine again. Last weekend our wishes were granted. The sun decided to pay us a visit again and the temperatures joined…