10 years ago this past September, I checked off number 28 on my bucket list, which is to go to Dollywood. I haven't until now, however, posted the pictures or stories from this adventure. The good news: I just came across all of the images and videos from that trip. The bad news: I can't... Continue Reading →

Scotland 7: Day 24

03.25.19 | Edinburgh, Scotland | 21:58 It is so good to be back in Edinburgh! What a wonderful city this is! Even though this will be my last stop of Scotland 7, this is far from over. There are tons that I want to do here, and I'm hoping to even get some day trips... Continue Reading →

Here's a little #ThrowbackMonday for you. Yes, I know the official hashtag should be #ThrowbackThursday, but today is Monday, and since this happened exactly seven years ago today, I wanted to post it now. Here's the story: My buddy Dan asked me if I wanted to go skydiving with him for his birthday. It just... Continue Reading →

NYC 2017: Day 2

09.14.17 | New York, New York | 09:06 The Neighborhood in Jamaica, Queens, New York Jamaica: The bed here is so comfortable! I was mentally checked out last night by about 20:00. I slept all through the night until about 06:00 and then got up, showered, and ventured out to find something for breakfast. I... Continue Reading →

NYC 2017: Day 1 09.13.17 | Denver International Airport | 07:10 I love my life so much and so I often I feel guilty that I need a vacation. I guess need is a harsh word. I want a vacation, that is. I would like a brief escape from my everyday, where I won't have... Continue Reading →

Scotland 5: Day 22 03.22.16 | Aberdeen > Inverness Train | 09:22 I checked out of the hostel in Aberdeen just after 06:30 to get to an early train. I found breakfast at the train station: The Pumpkin Cafe. A breakfast sandwich that had been sitting in a cooler. I could taste that it hadn’t been... Continue Reading →

Three Letters To My U.S. Passports Dear First Passport, I wish I had a picture of you to include in this letter. You’re in a drawer or a box somewhere, but when I come across you, I will be sure to scan you and update this entry. I want to take this opportunity to thank... Continue Reading →

Last night I had a great time getting together with some of my dear friends from my Utah State University days. This was the group who I went with to the United Kingdom for the very first time, back in 2002. These are the people who I blame for this stupid obsession that I have... Continue Reading →

It’s time for some family history! I don’t remember if I told you in the past, but one of the reasons that I’m obsessed with Scotland is that this is one of the places where my ancestors are from. I grew up in a family that is very much into genealogy and knowing where we... Continue Reading →

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