Mammoth Cave National Park, KY. Dec. 2019

National Park Counter: 13 *I broke this one out of an early post. At the time it made sense to have this bundled with the Macy’s/NYC Trip, but I really think with how different they are, and especially with my National Parks goal that this one should be separate. As such, the national park counterContinue reading “Mammoth Cave National Park, KY. Dec. 2019”

Christmas in the Caymans, 2019

So this was the last 2019 trip! You might be wondering how on earth a teacher affords all this! Well, almost all of these flights were free with my Sidekicks companion pass on Southwest and she had accumulated enough points from that perk (a credit card offer) to basically make almost all the flights expensesContinue reading “Christmas in the Caymans, 2019”

Macy’s Parade, NYC, Nov. 2019

Whoo! Lots of fun stuff in 2019! So, I am a pro musician and trumpet player down in Florida. In my area there is an adult marching band. It is mainly much older people than me and just more amatuer level than anything. It is also about 500 strong and they travel the world. IContinue reading “Macy’s Parade, NYC, Nov. 2019”

Colorado. Salida/Great Sand Dunes National Park/Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park/Telluride/Denver. July 2019

National Parks Counter: 11, 12 Right off the bat, this is probably one my favorite trips, so far. I was with the Sidekick, we saw 2 national parks, almost every area of the state, and did LOTS OF COOL SHIT. Stops included: a wolf rescue, Great Sand Dunes National Park, whitewater rafting in Buena Vista,Continue reading “Colorado. Salida/Great Sand Dunes National Park/Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park/Telluride/Denver. July 2019”

Southeast Roadtrip. Savannah, GA/Congaree National Park/Asheville, NC/Great Smoky Mountains National Park/Clayton, GA. June 2019

National Park Counter: 9, 10 Ok, so this one actually came before the California trip as well, and I forgot it too! Oops! Anyway this was a road trip my buddy Matthew took with me. He lives in Guam but comes to Florida to visit often. We have been throughout Florida so much, and IContinue reading “Southeast Roadtrip. Savannah, GA/Congaree National Park/Asheville, NC/Great Smoky Mountains National Park/Clayton, GA. June 2019”

Miami/Everglades National Park/Biscayne National Park/Islamorada. Feb. 2019

National Park Count 7,8 I might have mentioned at the beginning of the blog that I would try to keep everything in some semblance of order. Done pretty well so far! However, I forgot this one. And it’s going to be a short one. The FIRST trip of a very travel heavy 2019. The friendContinue reading “Miami/Everglades National Park/Biscayne National Park/Islamorada. Feb. 2019”

California. San Francisco/Santa Rosa/Sonoma/Napa/Muir Woods. June 2019

The New Orleans crew, dog included (well traveled dog!) had already booked this California trip before we booked that New Orleans trip I believe! Destination: wine country! As a prelude I will say that I really had to idea what to expect from this trip! I had never been to California before. I did notContinue reading “California. San Francisco/Santa Rosa/Sonoma/Napa/Muir Woods. June 2019”

New Orleans, March 2019

The beginning of 2019 brought some new travel opportunities! My bff Nicki (from here on out, the Adventurer Sidekick) got a sweet deal with a Chase Southwest credit card. For a little spending within a set time period she got a decent chunk of points with Southwest and a companion pass for the rest ofContinue reading “New Orleans, March 2019”