family road trips

Three Tips for Smoother Family Travel
Family travel is such a privilege and gift, and still, the process can be harrowing. As we packed for our current road trip, I realized there are a few habits I have developed over the
Durango, Colorado
Some people prefer large soirees with friends and food and gifts to celebrate monumental birthdays, and we have hosted a couple of those fun events over the years. Yet as Mark’s fortieth birthday loomed, I wanted something quieter and
Flagstaff, Arizona + the Grand Canyon
Always there is something worth saying about glory, about gratitude. ― Mary Oliver, What Do We Know Arizona felt like a blip, a brief moment in our journey. Crossing another time-zone, we arrived to our tepee in
a brimming independence
I imagined this summer differently a few months ago. Mark had a full summer of classes planned and our family budget had dramatically shrunk this year, both leaving little room for a typical vacation. As