I am a wife and mother of four teenage boys from Northern Colorado. I have traveled extensively, especially throughout the American West. It started with solo adventures, then romantic getaways, which eventually led to huge, two-week budget road trips with my four kids. I have enjoyed living out of a backpack deep in the backcountry all alone. I have been challenged with stretching my dollar to provide a quality vacation for my large family overseas, and every type of trip in between. But one thing has always been consistent: I have a knack for getting off the beaten path.
I am not a tourist. I am only touristish, let’s be clear.
I don’t like doing the obvious things that all the tourists are doing. I pride myself on having experiences that nobody else has had, or that people don’t even know are out there. Or I do the obvious things in a not-so-obvious way. My countless hours of research for each trip ensure that what we experience is memorable and novel. Our vacations are always one-of-a-kind, and I want to pass those tips and ideas along to you!