Category archives: Travels

Palm Springs California Travel | The Black Desert Home

Last month, we traveled to California for a little getaway and some much-needed sunshine at the time. Our favorite way to travel is by researching and finding an Airbnb in the area that we are visiting. We planned on going to Palm Springs for a portion of our trip, and we knew this was going to be the relaxing part of our vacation, so we wanted to be sure to find [...]

Traveling the Pacific Coast Highway | Rain and Road Closures

Last month, we flew out to California a little early before I attended the Rising Tide Society Leaders retreat in San Francisco. Four years ago, we drove and camped from Los Angeles to Portland and immediately feel in love with the Big Sur area. So this time we planned for two extra days of travel to get down to Big Sur and travel along the Pacific Coast Highway. L[...]

St.Thomas, Virgin Islands

St.Thomas, Virgin Islands

In November, Ryan and I traveled to St.Thomas Virgin Islands for a week to celebrate my birthday. We decided early on in our marriage, that we would rather save the money we would spend on gifts and have it go towards travel and adventures together. We love being able to look back on our travels and cherish all the memories we get to share and experience with one anot[...]

Italy Villa

Italy Villa

This past week I went to visit my dad, his wife and her daughter while they vacationed for a few weeks in Italy. They rented a villa in the countryside of Rufina, Italy. Again I can’t say enough about Airbnb and Homeaway. This is the way to vacation! You can read more about why we love choosing this way of travel here. The villa in Rufina was the most perfect pl[...]

New York Getaway

New York Getaway

A few weeks ago, my husband and I took a last minute trip to New York City.  We both had a break in our schedule and so we started planning where to go. We usually go to Chicago around Memorial Day with my parents for a bike ride. Ryan’s family comes down to Chicago to visit as well, but this year was a little different. It happened to be Ryan’s 30th birthday so w[...]

Why we love Airbnb

Why we love Airbnb

My husband Ryan and I love to travel! If we aren’t camping or visiting family out of state, we often travel using Airbnb. We recently spent eight days in New York and used two different Airbnb locations during our trip. We love using their service and here are a few reasons why: 1. It often is cheaper than a hotel! 2. It’s easier to feel like we are living in an a[...]

Sand Dune Coast: A trip to Michigan

Sand Dune Coast: A trip to Michigan

Two weeks ago, my husband and I took a last minute trip to his home state of Michigan, to spend a little summer getaway with his family in Muskegon. This was a super last minute trip, with nothing planned besides visiting Sleeping Bear Dunes. Little did we know that there was a big storm that went through Sleeping Bear Dunes, just days before knocking out trees and po[...]

The DeLuca Family: Colorado Lifestyle Session

The end of last October couldn't come fast enough for our all girls weekend trip to meet the newest family members. Half of us hopped on a plane and the other half took the long drive to Colorado to welcome Owen to the family. We all arrived shortly after one another and immediately started snuggling, kissing, ooing and awing over this sweet bundle of joy. Lindsay is [...]

Punta Cana: Dominican Republic

Punta Cana: Dominican Republic

Three weeks ago, we packed our bags and boarded the plane to find some warmer weather, sunshine, and sand. Our usual travel plans consist of busy cities and lists of things to do and see. However this year, we decided to try something new. We settled on the Dominican Republic after hearing of the gorgeous white, sandy beaches and beautiful seascapes. We knew we wanted[...]