Jackson, Wyoming

Stop #5  //  Jackson, Wyoming Where to wander  //  Another small, charming town set in a scenic valley amidst the majestic Grand Tetons.  No matter which direction you look, you’re guaranteed to see something beautiful.  A lot of really great shops (be sure to stop by Mountain Dandy — it stole our hearts!). Not surprisingly, Jackson…

Big Sky, Montana

Stop #2  //  Big Sky, Montana We hit Big Sky proper during the offseason, so it was pretty sleepy.  To add to the low energy, it was a pretty stormy day, so there weren’t many (if ANY) folks out and about.  We putzed around the backroads and wound our way through the giganto houses (that…

Bozeman, Montana

Stop #1  //  Bozeman, Montana Bozeman: a little bit Portland, a little bit Los Angeles, a little bit small town, all nestled in a scenic valley rimmed by beautiful mountains. We spent less than 24 hours in this charming city, but it was easy to get comfortable. Here’s why: Where to wander  //  Downtown was quaint, clean, and…

Banff National Park

Banff remains one of the most beautiful areas I’ve explored to date.  The drive from Calgary was simple and quite gorgeous — miles and miles of country.  I’ll never forget the first glimpse of the mountains — a wall of majesty, impossible to fully fathom in its massive scale — pure beauty.   Remember that…

Calgary, Alberta

Calgary was our first stop on the way to Banff.  A quick 2 hour Alaska flight out of Seattle made it a no brainer.  The entrance to Banff is a short 1.5 hour drive from Calgary, so we decided to spend a couple of days exploring the city before heading to our final destination. A charming city…

Just getting a little shopping done.

This little tyke was so darn cute, parading through The Village (in that stroller is a very frightening doll, FYI). My happy thought of the day. Thanks, kiddo!

Absence makes the heart grow fonder (lies!).

I realize I’ve been excessively absent, and for the three of you that read my blog on a regular basis, I sincerely apologize. As per usual, I’ll spare you too many details and lame excuses as to why I’ve been MIA, but here’s the general idea: September marked the start of my new UW program,…