Cabin in the Woods

We got to spend a few hours in Tucson while we were in route to a weekend cabin trip with friends on Mt. Lemmon. The past couple of times that we’ve been to Tucson, our plans for the day have been the same. First up is always the Welcome Diner. It’s funny, we live pretty…

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Copenhagen

Of the countries we visited on our European Christmas vacation, Denmark was by far our favorite. The people were kind, there was so much to see and do, and every street and sidewalk was oh so quaint. We have lots of great recommendations if you’re going to be traveling to Copenhagen yourself, so keep reading…

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Pinakothek der Moderne

Being one of the world’s largest museums for modern and contemporary art and design, we made sure to find time to visit the Pinakothek der Moderne while we were in Munich. A pleasant surprise to us, the museum is a great choice for budget travelers every day of the week, especially Sundays when cost of…

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The BMW Welt

We were fortunate enough to spend a lot of time wandering around the streets of Europe this past December. Copenhagen, Prague, Munich – so many fun memories from our travels. Even with all of the memories in our heads from this time, there are a few days that stick out as even more wonderful. The…

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Desert Botanical Garden

“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” – Henry Matisse Growing up, neither of us loved or even liked the desert. Evan always dreamed of living by the beach or in a huge metropolis (high rise living is still a dream, actually). And with most of my family living in Illinois,…

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Drawn to Dreamy Draw

We were a little late to the game discovering how amazing Piestewa Peak and the surrounding hiking trails are. Our friends, Tim and Danika, took us there in Spring of last year – the desert flowers were blossoming, the winding trails provided you with endless possibilities for exploring, and the weather was pretty fine too.…

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The State Fair

“Never, ever underestimate the importance of having fun.” – Randy Pausch The state fair makes the list of things we need to do come every Autumn. It wasn’t always this way though, at least not for Evan. The fair had always given Evan the creeps, but I grew up loving it. The games, the rides,…

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Flagstaff, Arizona

This past weekend, we decided to “go find Fall” in Flagstaff. We were craving cooler temperatures, even though it gets nice and cool in Phoenix in the evenings now. We’re lucky to have Evan’s brother, Aaron, up North to be able to impose on and crash when we want a free place to stay. It’s…

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