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Thursday, March 31, 2016

#ZionHalf Recap

Way back in April of last year, I saw a post pop up on my Facebook feed from Vacation Races announcing that registration would be opening soon for the Zion Half Marathon in March 2016. They were giving away a free entry just by commenting, liking, sharing their post. I'd been wanting to run this race for a couple years, so I didn't even hesitate to enter. :-D

Imagine my surprise, when I was selected as the winner!

You'd think with nearly a year to prepare, I would have been totally ready for this race. But I wasn't.

You'd think with nearly a year to prepare, I would have been totally ready for this race. But I wasn't. | #ZionHalf

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Let's talk about some weather

When you tell people you're going to certain locations, you'll generally get a stereotypical warning about the weather.

If you're heading to Seattle, most likely you'll hear something like: "Don't forget an umbrella. It's always raining in Seattle."

Heading to Minnesota? "You'll need a parka. It gets super cold there."

Vegas? "Pack shorts and sandals. It gets extremely hot in the desert."

What about New York City? 

When you mention a trip to the Big Apple, no one ever warns you about the weather.
photo credit: 'Humidly Hot', United States, New York, New York City, Flat Iron Building
via photopin (license)

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Sign Me Up Sunday: Mammoth Cave

Jeff loves scuba diving and watched a movie called The Cave, which is about giant caves where they got to do a ton of scuba diving, so that peaked Jeff's interest. When doing a search for large caves, he came across the Mammoth Cave in Kentucky.

The Mammoth Cave in KY is the world's longest cave system. |
Credit: NPS Photo

Even though there's no scuba diving, ever since then, we've been dreaming about making a road trip out to this National Park.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

4 Tips to Get Over a Cold Quickly

Spring officially sprung this past weekend, and there is nothing worse than a Springtime cold. Unfortunately, the drastic changes in weather can sometimes bring one on.

So, we thought we'd share a few tips on how we get over our colds quickly.

4 Tips to Get Over a Cold Quickly

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Getting Lost *with* GPS

In the summer of 2009, we embarked upon our first big road trip that was not part of a cross country move.

Forestry service road in Wyoming

One of our stops was at a friend's house in Casper, WY. The morning we continued our journey, our friend took out an atlas to help us plan our route.

Oh, no. That's okay. We've got built-in GPS.
Famous last words.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Sign Me Up Sunday: Antelope Canyon

Several years ago, I was scrolling through Pinterest and came across some breathtaking canyons in Arizona. I'd never heard of Antelope Canyon before that, but I immediately knew I needed to add it to my bucket list.

Antelope Canyon near Page, AZ
Photo courtesy of our friend, George.

Back when we were planning our epic road trip of 2012, I really wanted to find a way to make it a pit stop along our travels. But, as you may know, we cut the road trip short and have been in Vegas ever since. (see 2nd question on our Who We Are page)

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

5 Tips to De-Stressing Your Life

Let's face it. We all have stress in our lives.  Work, school, finances, kids are just a few of the common things that may spike our stress levels.

Since we can't really avoid it, here are a few tips for de-stressing just a bit.

5 Tips for De-Stressing Your Life

Friday, March 4, 2016

Trail Running in Cottonwood

One of my favorite places to run is Cottonwood Valley, about 20 miles outside of Vegas.

Just 20 miles away from Las Vegas is a beautiful series of trails - challenging, but not super technical - perfect for those new to trail running

It's so beautiful and peaceful out there! And the trails are challenging, but not super technical - so perfect for someone new to trail running.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

5 Ways to Staying Fit When Traveling

Welcome to Travel Talk Tuesday, where we share travel stories, tips, or anything else related to travel!

5 Ways to Staying Fit When Traveling |

Today, we're sharing tips for staying fit when traveling.

1. Go for a Walk. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, try exploring the area by foot. Instead of hailing a cab or renting a car, walk to the museum or beach, shopping or business meeting. Wherever you go, walking allows you to see and explore the area better. You might even stumble upon something unexpected.
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