We arrived to Anchorage, Alaska a bit tired and and a bit confused about how it could only be 12:30am. I forget that traveling into the past gives you a new type of jet lag - we are always going East. A super quick check in by the friendly clerk at the counter led us… Continue reading Saturday Review: The Hilton Garden Inn – Anchorage, Alaska
I rubbed my eyes and squeed an annoying amount of times. This can't be real, right? I mean, Alaska was just kinda plopped into my lap. One of those destinations that come alive in your dreams. One of those that you're not really sure you will get to experience. I mean, I had already flapped… Continue reading Road Trip Through Alaska, the Last Frontier
Just a little bit of awesomeness to get you through this Friday and into the weekend. There is nothing like a good ol' big of Chicago in HDR.
Couldn't help myself and took out my camera to take pictures of gleeful kids excitedly splashing around during the summer in Chicago.
It is weird writing about our “next big trip” - something I couldn’t even fathom at the beginning of our last year in Central and South America. It is like we are a perfect fit for long term travel or something. So I present: THE PLAN OF ATTACK - FALL/WINTER 2012 Because, you know, there… Continue reading The Upcoming Plan of Attack
Just saying the word, “Hawaii,” instantly conjures up images of pristine beaches, unspoiled green mountains and lush forest, all kissed with floral scented breezes. But what are the flavors of Hawaii like? I’ve long associated Hawaii with macadamia nuts, Kona coffee, fresh seafood and exotic fruits, but I’ve only recently realized just how diverse the… Continue reading Redefining the Flavors of Hawaii
***This is yet another burlesque post. If you do not want to see pictures of scantily clad ladies (no direct nudity), please shut your eyes and move on to another post. How about a post about donuts?*** If you haven’t already, check out our previous posts about the Texas Burlesque scene and road tripping to… Continue reading Burlesque in Austin: The Jigglewatts
“What food truck should I go to?!” Somehow, over the last few months, we’ve turned into Austin ambassadors online. After 16 years of living here, I’m just happy that I can pass on the information. If you ever need any information on Austin, always feel free to hit us up. We have loads of things… Continue reading Hometown Tourism: Torchy’s Tacos
I really liked Washington DC. I mean, what is there NOT to like? The place is OOZING with history. But by the end of our road trip, I just felt this gaping hole without Shaun. These were places we said we would explore together - just like Chicago. We were looking forward to being museum… Continue reading Washington DC: Keep it classy!
I never really understood horse racing. Woo. You sit in a seat and watch tiny people on horses go in circles. Granted, I’ve never been much of a gambler. I just don’t get the big adrenaline rush. I guess my vice is cold, delicious, heavenly beer. Beer that the cocktail waitresses at Treasure Island in… Continue reading Taking Our Chances at Churchill Downs
I seriously had an “OH WOW” moment when we crossed the river into Louisville. What a way to meet a city. Good job, guys. Good job. *slow clap* You wouldn’t believe what would follow: A badass modern art museum/swanky bar. Farm to market restaurants. Building texture beyond all imagination. Quirky. Visual. Not the usual descriptions… Continue reading Louisville, Kentucky: I Like to Be Surprised
This is part of the #WinosOnTheRoad trip series with Diana of D Travels ‘Round as we drive across country to start her new chapter in life. Oh Chicago. You're quite the tease. I always feel like I never have enough time with you and you leave me wanting. First I went to shoot a short… Continue reading Photo Essay: I’m having a small affair with Chicago
This is part of the #WinosOnTheRoad trip series with Diana of D Travels ‘Round as we drive across country to start her new chapter in life. There comes a time when every girl needs to live her princess dream. While Diana and I had not been traveling for an extended period of time, it had been over two years… Continue reading My Oasis: The Chicago Hyatt Regency
Also known as one of my favorite ways to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon, chicken shit bingo is probably one of the most amazing experiences you can have in Austin, Texas. This past time can be found at the iconic Ginny's Little Longhorn Saloon a bit north of downtown and has oodles of personality. Picture… Continue reading Hometown Tourism: Chicken Sh*t Bingo at Ginny’s Little Longhorn Saloon
This is part of the #WinosOnTheRoad trip series with Diana of D Travels ‘Round as we drive across country to start her new chapter in life. “I think this looks like the right place. Looks dive bar-y enough to be it for sure.” We walked into The Brothers with confidence. It was going to be a good night. Dim… Continue reading Omaha, Nebraska: King of Dive Bars?