Albuquerque From Above: A Hot Air Balloon Adventure

My fingers were probably crossed for good weather from the moment we booked our hot air balloon flight.  I'm talking a week of crossed fingers.This is serious business. For as long as I can remember, I've loved hot air balloons and wanted to ride in one.  When we started planning the southwest road trip, it…

Flintstones Bedrock Williams, Arizona

Yabba Dabba Doo! A stop in Bedrock City

**Now Closed** Unfortunately, Bedrock City is closed now. After pulling into what looked like a deserted parking lot, my suspicion levels rose quickly, but I pushed those thoughts aside as we entered a building that looked a little sketchier than I would have liked.  Some of the souvenirs looked like they were there about 15…

Daydreaming of the Corn Islands

There are affiliate links in here. The Corn Islands in Nicaragua were one of my favorite parts of my trip.  Definitely my highlight of Nicaragua.  Little Corn Island was just the perfect little place.  All of the backpackers that went there described it as a holiday in a holiday.  That's pretty accurate. I think I've…

Garden Of The Gods: Hiking In Colorado Springs

There are affiliate links in here.   With a two hour drive ahead of us to Colorado Springs, we didn't even get up surprisingly early.  After a coffee stop, we were on our way to the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs.  Neither of us really knew what to expect.  We thought natural sort of…

Climbing Pacaya, My First Volcanic Adventure

One thing I knew I wanted to do before I left was climb a volcano, specifically Pacaya in Guatemala, mostly because that was the only one I knew about.  Pacaya is just outside of Antigua, about an hour's drive.  After a couple days wandering around Antigua, I decided it was time I do the climb.…