A Tale of Two Shitty Planes [US > Peru]

After waiting for what feels like forever, we’re both free! Our first stop as a misfit family is Peru to finally hike the Inca trail three years after we initially decided to. Chris and Justin were coming from Key West to fly out of Ft. Lauderdale, and Krista from Madison on a three legger with…

Key WEST? I thought you said WEAST! (Key West, Florida)

One final stop before Peru saw me in Key West for my friend Oley’s bachelor party. Meeting me there were two of my best friends who you may recognize from other posts, Seth and Jeiny. Not to mention the bachelor himself, another of my best friends from Madison, and 10 more hooligans from his younger…

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…