• Hiking In Yosemite & Having A friluftsliv Life

    As I mentioned Wednesday, while I am away for my honeymoon, there will be some amazing guest bloggers! Today, I have Brittany from Nested Nomad, where she blogs about living simply, gratefully, and adventurously. She loves traveling with her mountain-man husband and writing about everything she sees. In her free time, you can find her wandering around outside or curled up on her couch reading, likely with a cup of coffee in her hand in either scenario. I hope you enjoy her post as much as I enjoy her blog!   There’s a concept in Norwegian culture called friluftsliv. It’s difficult to translate it exactly into English, but it roughly means “open-air…

  • San Francisco

    From Here To There: San Francisco

    I can’t believe it has been so long since I posted a blog about this topic. I have so many half-drafts saved, and just haven’t followed through to finish and schedule them. I am making sure this trip is different, I am actually sitting on the plane right now (a few days before you read this) on my way home from one amazing trip to San Francisco. After several trips to San Francisco, I finally feel like I have experienced enough of the city to share some of my favorite areas. One of my great friends moved to San Francisco a little over a month ago, and I just so…

  • Swimming With Sharks! in La Jolla, California

    Today I am posting about SHARKS! I’m not sure when it happened, but I am obsessed with sharks. I am totally fascinated by them. I am the crazy person that wants to go diving with Great Whites and swim on top of Whale Sharks. Since I can’t exactly do that right now, I am going to tell you about the time I swam with Leopard Sharks in La Jolla, California. In July 2012 I was on a vacation with my mom in California and as we were perusing Groupon for things to do, Swimming With The Sharks came up. We were staying in LA, but have a special love for…