Get Into the Woods! Discover the Forest

I’ve always loved the outdoors. Growing up in rural Iowa, if you weren’t into outdoor activities there wasn’t much for you to do! I have fond memories of summer vacations playing at town parks, swimming at the town pool, riding bikes all over town, and when I was a little older, riding my brother’s dirtbikes and quads, going camping and boating at the lake, attending 4th of July fireworks and having big family reunions at state parks. Best. Trip. Ever. Our best family trip ever happened when I was about 7 or 8. My parents took us on a road trip out West for summer vacation. We packed up my dad’s dually truck with a big cooler of food and drinks, hitched up the camper and headed towards Montana to visit my …

What’s on Your Vacation Bucket List?

It’s been so long since our family has been on a true any kind of vacation, I can’t remember when or where we went! With all our moves and the rollercoaster that our lives have been the past few years, I’ve always just focused on just getting through the day. I haven’t let myself even fantasize about a vacation. But today I received my copy of AFAR Magazine in the mail (I’m not affiliated with them at all, I just love it!) and on the cover it had the most beautiful photo of Mallorca Spain, (Majorca, or Mallorca is an island located in the Mediterranean Sea.) a place my husband and his family used to visit when he was little. And it got me daydreaming. I’ve never created an “official” vacation bucket list, but I’ve …