life list: get a passport

93. Get a passport. I’d entirely forgotten I put this on my life list 9 years ago, but I finally got around to it this year. We even visited Canada! They didn’t look at our passports at all.  

nswl soccer: reign fc @ nc courage

We put our post-World Cup money where our mouths were and drove out to Cary on Saturday night to see the 2nd place NC Courage take on the table-leading Reign FC. Both teams sent a bunch of players to the World Cup (including, of course, America’s Darling Megan Rapinoe for the Reign, and five from…

alaska: travel, photography, and other things i think about

Trav bought a camera before our trip to Alaska. Nevermind that my husband, the love of my life, my partner in all things, bought a Canon, of all cameras he could buy – I have a Nikon tattooed on myself, I don’t have his name tattooed anywhere, that is how serious I am about Nikons,…

alaska and seattle: resources

Some of the links below are Amazon Affiliate links. This means if you buy the product, I receive a small payment. It helps me pay bills, and you get products I personally speak for! Places to go and how to plan! Whenever I want to have an adventure, one of the first places I go…

alaska: wildlife

Alaska has people. Alaska also has wild things. I liked both. The top bald eagle was wild, lurking in the trees at the Alaska Rainforest Center. He kept turning away from me and I might have threatened to fight him if he didn’t look at me, you can’t prove anything. The bottom two birds were…

alaska: skagway

Skagway was great. It was an early docking, and we only had an afternoon excursion – next time back we will definitely make a trip to both the Slide Cemetery and Jewell Gardens – and it was the only day where I almost felt we had enough time. We did go dog-sledding in Skagway, though,…

alaska: landscapes and nature

When asked once what she believed in, she had replied with perfect honesty, “The earth.” She did, she believed in its ability to nurture her, to sustain her, to challenge her; she believed in its ability to bury her in the end.– Dana Stabenow, “Midnight Come Again”

alaska: juneau

Juneau is another place I’d like to spend more time, because our time there was mostly (enjoyably!) consumed by our excursion. It’s the fifth smallest state capital in the US (which four are smaller? Keep reading!) and the only one that is not accessible by road at all – boat or plane only, and if…