movember
Photography, Story

I Moustache You a Question…

Do you celebrate Movember? If so, why? This year has probably been one of the hardest ones in our lives. Between settling back into a normal routine/reintegration and family health problems, we've had to step back a bit and rethink our priorities a bit. One of the ways we handle emotional responses is to act.… Continue reading I Moustache You a Question…

Positano picture
Europe, Photography

Wanderlust Wednesday – Views from Positano, Italy

We are starting to take Guest Photos for Wanderlust Wednesday. If you are interested, please contact us! I travel to Europe every year, taking in two to three countries at a time. I mixed things up a bit this year by choosing just one country; Italy. I was told that northern Italy is so different… Continue reading Wanderlust Wednesday – Views from Positano, Italy

Cherry Blossoms in Tokyo
Asia, Photography

Wanderlust Wednesday – Cherry Blossoms in Tokyo, Japan

We are starting to take Guest Photos for Wanderlust Wednesday. If you are interested, please contact us! Looking at this photograph, I’m overwhelmed with nostalgia, happiness, and melancholy. It was taken on my last day in Tokyo, my second trip to Japan within a 4-month timespan. My primary purpose for returning to the eastern hemisphere… Continue reading Wanderlust Wednesday – Cherry Blossoms in Tokyo, Japan

St. Paul's Cathedral
Europe, Photography

Wanderlust Wednesday – St. Paul’s Cathedral, London

Do you ever get to a travel location and completely geek out? Shaun and I regularly visit London (I think we're on #4 or #5 at this point) now, but in the beginning, everything was new, fresh, and incredibly nostalgic of my childhood. Now, how would that be considering I had never been there before?… Continue reading Wanderlust Wednesday – St. Paul’s Cathedral, London

Portland Japanese Garden
North America, Photography

Reaching Photographic Zen at the Portland Japanese Garden

Unlike many world travelers, if you asked Shaun and I what our favorite country has been throughout our traveling "career", it has always been a quick and easy reply - JAPAN. It is the country that we would love to return to and has haunted us every day since July 2008. I had just picked… Continue reading Reaching Photographic Zen at the Portland Japanese Garden

Filoli
North America, Photography

Fight. Love. Live. The Filoli Mansion and Gardens in Silicon Valley

I don’t know when it happened but one day I woke up 30 years old and with the terrifying realization that I like a lot of old lady things. Long gone were the days of seeing Shaun’s metal shows every weekend, spending time at practices, partying hard, and living a “rock star” lifestyle. I woke… Continue reading Fight. Love. Live. The Filoli Mansion and Gardens in Silicon Valley

North America, Photography, Travel

Hope Renewed at the Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay

We’re heading to the Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay? I roll my eyes with such fervor I would give a 15 year old girl a run for her money. After a quick google search, this property in particular has won one of the best hotel properties in the world. Can we get any more “bougie” that… Continue reading Hope Renewed at the Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay

Silicon Valley
North America, Photography

Instagram: Snapshots of Silicon Valley

For those of you who aren't obsessively following Instagram like I am, I thought that I would bring you them gems that were caught during my recent trip out to Silicon Valley San Mateo County. I can say without a doubt that the fact that there is so much more to Silicon Valley than tech… Continue reading Instagram: Snapshots of Silicon Valley

Fushimi Inari
Asia, Photography

Wanderlust Wednesday: Fushimi Inari

Have you ever had a travel experience that has haunted you for years after? Our first backpacking trip abroad was to Japan and I still find it filling my dreams at night and constantly on my mind. We consistently list it as our favorite country (which, looking back, means it has an incredibly high bar).… Continue reading Wanderlust Wednesday: Fushimi Inari

aerial silks
Hometown Tourism, Photography

Attempting the Aerial Silks with Sky Candy Austin

“How about you guys come and take a class with us?” I stared at my email for a long time and let out a loud laugh. An aerial acrobatics class? Me? On the aerial silks? Miss “I have to have Shaun assist me when attempting to do one pull up”? Well, sure. Why the hell… Continue reading Attempting the Aerial Silks with Sky Candy Austin

stay creative
Hometown Tourism, Photography

Stay Creative, My Friends

If you guys read my post about the Regional Burning Man event here in Texas that we attended, then I’m sure that you can gather that the Burner community is incredibly near and dear to me. Not only did they save me from the rock bottom depressive state I was in but sparked something in… Continue reading Stay Creative, My Friends

trapeze Sky Candy
Hometown Tourism, Photography

Sky Candy’s The Circus – Flying High on the Trapeze

When I was younger, I longed to run away and join the circus. Not only did I have a noticeably different life philosophy than my family (I thought I was the daughter of the milkman I was so different - but genetics kept me thinking otherwise), but my soul was made for the trapeze. My… Continue reading Sky Candy’s The Circus – Flying High on the Trapeze

Cali, Colombia
Photography, South America

Texture in Cali, Colombia – Photo of the Day

As I was flipping through all of my old pictures I realized that I never got the opportunity to post this amazing HDR picture from Cali, Colombia. One of my favorite things about Cali is the colors and textures you can find while just walking around the city. That - and I admit - I'm… Continue reading Texture in Cali, Colombia – Photo of the Day

Flipside Regional Burning Man Event
North America, Photography

Finding My Phoenix at Burning Flipside (A Regional Burning Man Event)

Imagine a community that accepts you wholly and completely. Or one that is a magical, whimsical world full of art and performance. Or maybe a place that you can find music 24 hours a day and people are begging you to come and join in on the fun. That place... is Flipside (our regional Burning… Continue reading Finding My Phoenix at Burning Flipside (A Regional Burning Man Event)

Best Diving Cozumel
North America, Photography

Drifting Away in Cozumel

We stepped off the sardine can ferry into Cozumel and immediately sighed with relief - until I looked around. We had never had the opportunity to spend any time here and I was a wee bit shocked. This tacky tourist town was exactly what we were trying to avoid. But we were here for one… Continue reading Drifting Away in Cozumel