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…

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…

Sweet Home Minnesota

When you decided to fly from your nest, it can get quite lonely when you realize most your family and friends are back where you grew up. You miss out on a lot. You miss the traditional holidays and family cookouts but you’re also missing so much more. You miss out on the driveway bonfires…

An Evening With Mumford & Sons

“Do you think it’s worth it?” Dave looks at me and I feel my frustration piling over. We have been on the road for five hours watching the brake lights fill the freeway ahead of us. “It’s always worth it,” I snapped back at him. I knew my pre-show anxieties were setting in and mixing…

wide awake and dreaming.

I recently watched a short video on YouTube that encouraged travelers to travel their own backyard. I thought about that and actually love that idea. Travel your own backyard, so simply yet so brilliant. So often we think we have to venture thousands of miles, across the seas and into beautiful foreign lands to nip…

What Do You Love About Music?

“What do you love about music?” “To begin with… everything.” It’s that indescribable buzz. The one that pulls you in, opens up your soul and leaves you craving more before you even leave. It’s the way the guitar strings ripple through the air and the way the bass line matches the beating in your chest.…