• Travel

    Two Weeks in Italy and Greece

    A few months ago, during our PCS from El Paso to San Antonio, Ivan had the chance to take several weeks of leave. Since this opportunity doesn't come up very often, we decided this would be the perfect chance to take a big second honeymoon. The main reasoning behind this (besides finding super cheap tickets!) was that we knew it would be at least 2 years before we would have another block of time this long that Ivan could take off of work. Plus, we reasoned, who knows what our lives will be like in 2 years - we'll probably have a baby by then and that would make a…

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    Weekend Arizona Roadtrip

    A few months ago we went on a quick Arizona roadtrip to visit Sedona and the Grand Canyon with my husband's parents. This was my first, and only time so far, in Arizona and let me tell you, it was breathtaking! I absolutely loved getting to see all of the amazing natural wonders between Phoenix (where we flew in) and the Grand Canyon. Arizona is full of beautiful scenery and if we had the time we could have stayed for weeks and not run out of things to do. Alas, we only had 3 days to fit in as much of Arizona as possible, and I think we made good use of…

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    48 Hours in New Mexico

    I had a sweet friend come to visit me a few months ago while my husband was away for training (army life, y’all) and let me tell ya, we had a blast! She was in town for a week so we decided it would be fun to take a quick little weekend trip to see a few of the sights in New Mexico. Because we were starting from El Paso, TX, we could drive to pretty much anywhere in New Mexico in less than 7 hours. So we mapped out our route and hit the road. After much planning about how to most efficiently see all of the places on…