Category: Life Updates

  • 2018 in a Nutshell

    2018 in a Nutshell

    Life is great in the Pacific Northwest! 2018 was a jam-packed year! If I could sum it up in a few words: mountains, Seattle, hiking, friends, photography, travel in the PNW, Switzerland, and so many photos of our fur-kids. January January started off with a 1500-mile move from Salt Lake City to Seattle with a […]

  • 52 Hike Challenge 2018: Completed

    52 Hike Challenge 2018: Completed

    I did it— 52 hikes in 52 weeks! Remember in January when I first posted about doing this challenge? I feel that I rarely keep up New Years Resolutions, but I did this one! It was definitely a commitment, but I enjoyed doing it. 172 miles and 34,329 feet of elevation gain! This was a fantastic […]

  • Happy Birthday Next Stop Adventure: 3 Years!

    Happy Birthday Next Stop Adventure: 3 Years!

    It’s been another year for the books blog! How does summer always end up going by so quickly? While I love each of the seasons for different reasons, the summer is always seems full of possibilities looking forward in April/May, and then suddenly, it’s over by September. Time is a funny creature that seems to […]

  • Welcome to Washington

    Welcome to Washington

    I have started many drafts for this post. I wanted to discuss my 2018 goals, then I wanted to write about my first couple weeks in Washington, then I wanted to do a bucket list, and finally I wanted to reflect on my feelings from the first couple weeks in Washington. Clearly, I need to […]

  • Coming in 2018: Seattle

    Coming in 2018: Seattle

    We have BIG NEWS!… We’re moving to Seattle, Washington! Writing that statement sends a wave of emotion through my body! I am excited and nervous, which I suppose is to be expected. Bitter + Sweet I would say that the best way to describe my sentiment right now is bittersweet. I have been in Utah […]

  • 26.


    Today is my 26th birthday! My birthday was generally uneventful, but with lots of love from my family, friends near and far, and coworkers. Since I unfortunately didn’t have the day off, I woke up early to get some work done, ran to a few of my hotels for special birthday treats, and finished a […]

  • Joshua Tree National Park & Palm Springs in 24 Hours

    Joshua Tree National Park & Palm Springs in 24 Hours

    If you follow me on social media, you may have noticed that a few weeks ago a new dog started popping up in my photos— a beautiful husky named Mika! And before you ask, we have not adopted a new dog. We are long-term dog-sitting my brother in law’s husky while he moves to NYC […]

  • Long Weekend in Utah [Wannee’s Visit to Salt Lake City]

    Long Weekend in Utah [Wannee’s Visit to Salt Lake City]

    Recently, I’ve been very backlogged when it comes to editing photos and blogging. I’ve had several sessions, a few small adventures, and some schedule changes that have contributed to me being so far behind. So here it goes… Wannee’s visit to Utah (which happened a month ago… Oops)! Day 1: Hike the Wasatch It’s rare […]

  • Surviving My First Month on the Keto Diet

    Surviving My First Month on the Keto Diet

    I don’t usually discuss health/fitness topics on this blog, but I felt the need to since this is a lifestyle change I am in the process of making right now. I started the “ketogenic” or “keto” diet on April 24, just about 1 month ago. Keto Diet, Defined:   To put it simply, this diet is […]

  • Moab Anniversary: 4×4 Tour & Arches National Park

    Moab Anniversary: 4×4 Tour & Arches National Park

    As I mentioned in my previous post, after returning from my work trip in Tucson, we drove down to Moab for a day to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. Moab is only about 3.5 hours from Salt Lake, which makes it a great spot for a quick trip away from the city into the land […]