the Grand Canyon

I went to the Grand Canyon as a kid, and I know I thought it was cool back then.  What I didn’t realize was just how much I’d appreciate seeing it as an adult. The sheer immensity of the canyon is beyond what I remember, and the way the colors change as the sunlight shifts […]

Get Your Kicks on Route 66

Route 66 is one of those nostalgic places that brings with it pictures of styles and cars from a bygone era. If you’re anything like me, you associate Route 66 with the pop culture references that made this highway one of the most famous roads in the world.  This famous road has been in movies […]

Antelope Canyon X

On The Road Again – Exploring the Southwest U.S.

Today we’re headed out on our next adventure – spring break in the Southwest US. Ashley’s sister is getting married this weekend in Zion National Park, so we’ve combined that with a hopefully epic weeklong road trip through Zion, Page, the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, and more.  Then, we’ll be hopping over to Nashville, Tennessee […]

A Week in Our Nation’s Capital

To kick off a series of travel posts, I will start with the first stop on our recent summer holiday adventure: Washington D.C. Since we moved to Saudi Arabia, our families have experienced some major transitions. One such transition is that Eric’s parents have moved from Texas to the Washington D.C. area.  Despite only living 4-5 hours […]

5 weeks…5 states…

I am currently riding a train from Durham, NC to Alexandria, VA, and as I watch small town after small town pass by the window, I thought this would be the perfect time to write an update about my time in the States thus far. This has been an incredibly refreshing time, and I am […]

Flying to the States for $50

I am currently en route to the United States, and my flight to the States was about $50! Ok, that’s not exactly the whole story, but it got your attention, didn’t it? Eric and I have a vacation planned in Denmark for later in the summer, so we priced flights from Jeddah to Copenhagen using Google flights. […]

Throwback Thursday

I’ve been meaning to write this update for a while, but it just hasn’t happened due to all the other things I’ve been posting.  Before we moved to Saudi Arabia, we had the opportunity to spend some time with both of our families in Texas, Louisiana, and Tennessee.  I’ve already written about our time in […]

#whenintexas (and Louisiana)

We’ve had a busy couple of weeks since our last last post… We packed up our house, and with LOTS of help, we cleaned it from top to bottom. (It actually went on the market yesterday, so if you’re interested, let us know.) We both finished our jobs. I had an emotional last couple of days […]