Green Bean Tarragon Salad

During the warm months, I inevitably crave all things COLD.  Salads, naturally, fall under this umbrella, but I so often find myself tired of the regular rotation. Since summer brings an abundance of seasonal goodness, I’m vowing to introduce more new salads to our dinner roster! Enter this Green Bean Tarragon salad.  Inspired by our…

London, England

WHAT TO DO // Wear your walking shoes — London is best seen by foot! Depending on how long you’ll be in the city, purchasing an Oyster pass for the Tube will get you just about anywhere when your feet fail you. You can buy a single day pass or a multi day pass at…

London // Intro

Miles walked: 10 Flights climbed: 17 Steps: 21,000 Temperature: 81 damn degrees! (but hardly complaining) Much of our first day was spent in east London. Being a bit tired from a ridiculous 24 hours of travel, it was rather refreshing to begin our journey at a level pace (and away from gaggles of [other] tourists)….

Iceland // [Seyðisfjörður, Akureyri, and back to Reykjavík]

After checking out of our cabin, we stopped briefly for a coffee and a quick tour of Djúpivogur.  The town itself was quiet, and, as we’ve found most towns to be, very adorable.  We landed at a small cafe that had friendly faces and hot coffee.  Nothing else was open, so our stay was short. On our…

Iceland // Day 3 [road to Djúpivogur]

The drive from Vik to Djúpivogur was one of our longer stretches of road. Thankfully the landscapes didn’t disappoint.  We had brilliant weather and the final distance of our nearly 5 hour drive was filled with golden light draped over glistening, blue countryside.  We even spotted a few reindeer.  They weren’t as into our love as the…

Iceland // Day 2 [road to Vík]

The road to Vík was a relatively short one at about 180km.  After red-eyes into Reykjavik the day prior, we were glad to take our time getting out of the apartment, and happy to have just over two hours of driving ahead of us.  On the way out of town we dropped by Bergsson Mathus (because…

Iceland // Day 1 [Reykjavik]

Most destinations are easy for me to envision.  Generally speaking, I have a pretty good idea of what I’m getting myself into.  Google is a dear friend of the traveler, and I’m not ashamed to admit to using it with abandon.  I don’t always love being far from home, so knowing what I’m up against…

One Hour Roast

As far as comfort foods go, pot roast easily ranks in my top 5.  Part of this, I’m sure, is its proclivity for being wildly time consuming, and thus rarely on a regular rotation through our kitchen.  Growing up, it was always a rarity — the treat of all treats.  Mom never had six hours to cook dinner,…

Franklin Falls, Washington

If you’re looking for a relatively easy hike near Seattle that doesn’t skimp on the view, look no further than this gem.  While popular throughout the year, the winter months take Franklin Falls to a whole new level. Depending on where you begin, the trail will run you about 3 miles round trip.  The elevation gain is fairly…

Epic Makeover Takeover Surprise! 

We pulled off the greatest makeover surprise this weekend! My incredible aunt was in terrible need of a living room refresh. With a little help from her boys, we were able to get her out of the house this afternoon.  Upon return, she walked right into her brand new living room. Her reaction made all…