Inauguration Day

I started writing for this soon-to-be-blog a while back as I headed to DC, so the title of this first post, or our “first day in office,” if you will, is perfectly on-theme. The office, as I’m about to describe it, is probably the farthest thing from Webster’s description you can get. Ideas for the venture…

A Fire (& Ice) Roadtrip [Week 2]

I left off the first half of this story wondering whether we’d peaked. Well, the answer was no because the trip kept getting better! Day 7: I can’t feel my toes when I’m with you.. but I love it. Despite having braved some unpleasantly cold conditions on a hike the day prior, Chris would probably…

Frolicking in Freedom (Munich, Germany 🇩🇪)

You know that feeling where you just made a really big decision, but it feels like nothing has changed (yet)? Well, that’s how July 26, 2021 felt for me. Yesterday was my first official (Mon)day of funemployment! And while I know this is a pretty big deal, yesterday didn’t feel all that much different from…

A Fire (& Ice) Roadtrip Itinerary [Iceland Week 1]

We promised this info here a while ago and although later than hoped, I’m not one to break a pinky swear. Now, I won’t pretend like we actually deserve any credit for planning (most of) this because we don’t. Our soon-to-be-mountaineering-guide and bestie Justin (aka Jeiny aka Jeinbag aka Jeinosaur) did all the legwork. And…

The Road So Far

My bags are packed and I’m on my way! For those of you who have followed our blog for some time, you likely know what this means. For those of you who have just stumbled upon this blog, welcome! I am officially hitting the road for our backpacking adventure. This is something we dreamed up…

Get Busy Living [Madison, Wisconsin.. aka Home]

If we haven’t made it apparent to this point, we live for adventure. We’re constantly pushing our physical limits, doing things other people wouldn’t even consider (like 140.6 mile triathlons), or other objectively stupid things.. like diving to 170ft on a whim and trying to trade BCDs while ‘narced.’ Knowing this, I straight up made…

Shark Bait Ho Ha Ha! [Playa Del Carmen, Mexico]

When I decided to move to the UK in December of 2020, the country was just coming out of its second national lockdown and things were starting to look a lot like CHRIStmas (literally and figuratively). So, while the US struggled with how to stop a president from using Twitter, I moved to what I…

What I learned from a near-Nicaraguan-Shuttle-Heist

I awoke to a polite ushering from the vehicle that I thought would be my makeshift bed for the day. We got my favorite Latin American lunch combo: plantains & cheese. And we almost fell victim to the most polite robbery of all time. None of us were on our game the day after SJDS’s…

Where we’re going, we don’t need.. roads [Iceland]

The Back to the Future reference has nothing to do with flying around in a Delorean, which would be pretty lit, but honestly not as cool as yeeting ourselves off the beaten path of Iceland. Tourists flock to the Golden Circle for their fix of waterfalls, the Blue Lagoon, and landscapes that are cute by…

Eat, Sleep, Dive, Repeat. [Central Atolls of the Maldives]

We figured this would be a week of firsts. Minimally, Krista’s first liveaboard, and hopefully our first time scuba diving with whale sharks. We did not, however, foresee a marine accident being on that list of firsts. We were hanging on the second deck and literally watched our boat slow motion t-bone itself with another…