Sleeping Bear Trip Report: Backpacking South Manitou Island

The morning we departed for our backpacking trip to South Manitou Island in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore proved to be a bit of a scramble. Due to the gale warning issued for Friday morning, the ferry was unable to run until the following day, so our only option…

Our Honeymoon: Road Tripping to Banff National Park

For our honeymoon, we took a road trip to the Canadian Rockies with our dog! Why the Canadian Rockies, you may ask?  From icy alpine lakes to hot springs with gorgeous views, from mountains to climb to valleys to gaze upon, we knew that a visit to Banff would have…

Five Things to Make in October

As much as I have always loved spending long, relaxing days at the pool or beach, long hours of daylight, and and being able to read a book outside without freezing my butt off, there is just something magical about the fall.  Warm flannels, cider and donuts, colorful leaves, and…