24 hours in Curaçao

On the fourth day of our Caribbean cruise, we explored the former Dutch colony of Curaçao. The architecture is quite reminiscent of neighborhoods along Amsterdam’s canals, but with a vibrant Caribbean flare. Pastel painted buildings line the waterways, and the colors continue to climb up the hillside as mansions wind up the streets. We spent … More 24 hours in Curaçao

24 hours in Aruba

As is common with cruises, passengers typically get a mere day in each port. We knew we wanted to dive at least once during our Caribbean cruise, so we sacrificed seeing the island of Aruba for witnessing its gorgeous seas. It is no surprise that diving is a conundrum for me. I am an overly … More 24 hours in Aruba

Delhi, India

Oh, Delhi. What can I say of its iconic beauty but also its flagrant poverty? What do I remember more, the majestic Jama Masjid or the constant sense of unease while walking around the city as a woman? Honestly, I remember my apprehension and sense of disquiet more. After discussing our travels through India with … More Delhi, India

Zion National Park

Hiking the Narrows, Angels’ Landing. Need I say more? The answer is no. Zion National Park is a fan favorite of mostly everyone who has visited the five parks of Utah. And for good reason. We have visited twice, once as mostly a drive through during a road trip many years ago, and again as … More Zion National Park

Painted Desert and Petrified Forest National Park

The Painted Desert is a colorful area of badlands, made of stratified layers of siltstone, shale, and mudstone. The Painted Desert stretches from the Grand Canyon National Park to the Petrified Forest National Park, with a large portion lying within the Navajo Nation. Petrified Forest National Park is one of the more underwhelming national parks I’ve … More Painted Desert and Petrified Forest National Park