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I’ve always considered myself a fairly independent person. Moreover, as an unabashed introvert, the prospect of spending a lot of time on my own is kind of thrilling rather than unnerving. And yet, as I think back, I realize that apart from a few conferences I attended back in grad school and one day in New York City when Tony himself was attending a conference, I’ve never done the solo travel thing.

Jun
12
2015

Stonewalled by Sedona

Written by Stephenie Harrison June 12, 2015
Posted in USA

Have you ever arrived somewhere and immediately wanted to leave?

That was pretty much Sedona, Arizona in a nutshell for us.

Jun
08
2015

I’ve always been one of those people for whom the anticipation of things is something I enjoy nearly as much as the object or activity in question. I love planning and I love dreaming, and for me, by drawing out the build up to something good, I’m able to extend the joy of the experience. […]

As I have mentioned MANY times on this blog, I wear my planner’s cap with pride and love to research the heck out of destinations and draft up overly ambitious itineraries so as to maximize our time and get the most out of any place we should find ourselves. While I would love to say […]

May
28
2015

Two Nonbelievers in Zion

Written by Stephenie Harrison May 28, 2015
Posted in USA

“Why did it take us so long to visit Utah?” It’s a question Tony & I asked one another repeatedly and incredulously during our four days roadtripping and national park hopping through the state. Each time one of us asked it, the other would shrug and guiltily mumble the word “Mormons” before hastily pointing to […]

Apr
22
2015

Iyanla Vanzant famously said that if you want to hear God laugh, then you only need to tell Him your plans. Within hours of announcing that we would be leaving Minnesota for Mexico at the end of the week, foreboding weather forecasts inundated the local tv stations, heralding a winter apocalypse that would be sweeping […]

Apr
13
2015

Minds Blown in Moab

Written by Stephenie Harrison April 13, 2015
Posted in Adventures, USA

One of my favorite things about traveling is when we find ourselves somewhere that defies all attempts to describe it. Often these places are impossibly beautiful, but they also tend to be incredibly foreign and unabashedly unique as well. I always hold a special place in my heart for these places, the ones that are […]

Apr
03
2015

Just Wait

Written by Stephenie Harrison April 3, 2015
Posted in USA

My obsession began within seconds of seeing the “Welcome to Colorado” sign. “So, we’re definitely going to see some mountains today, right?” I asked. “Yup. Just wait,” Tony replied. “OK,” I said, squirming around in my seat as I craned my neck to and fro, hoping a little extra height would allow me to catch […]