From North America to Southeast Asia: 242 days of sabbatical in pictures

It’s raining here in the Mekong Delta, and we are stuck inside for a while. So what’s a person to do but post favorite pictures from 8 months of camping, traveling and just generally meandering about. Enjoy! Boyd Lake State Park, Colorado with Mom, May 2017 Colorado National Monument, May 2017 Zion National Park, Utah, … More From North America to Southeast Asia: 242 days of sabbatical in pictures

Sabbatical days 171-192: Farms, Family and Life Lessons in Texas

Texas is my birthplace, and Trent has family roots there as well, so it’s no surprise that we have spent more time in Texas than anywhere else (except home in Denver) over the course of the first six months of sabbatical. About four weeks of the first 26 were spent crisscrossing Texas. I do love … More Sabbatical days 171-192: Farms, Family and Life Lessons in Texas

Sabbatical Days 142-144: Hurricane Harvey Relief

Towards the end of August, I headed to Los Angeles via plane (what a luxury!) to squeeze in some much-needed girl-time with one of my best buds from college. The plan was for Trent to drive out with the camper and dogs the following week so we could explore California’s national parks, possibly even heading … More Sabbatical Days 142-144: Hurricane Harvey Relief

Sabbatical Days 90-93: Battle of Little Bighorn and The Black Hills of South Dakota

After nearly three weeks away from our four-legged fur babies, we woke up in Banff National Park, Alberta ready to start the trek home. We decided to forgo a few more days in Canada in Jasper National Park, which I’m sure is beautiful, but we both felt like we’d seen a lot of beautiful mountains … More Sabbatical Days 90-93: Battle of Little Bighorn and The Black Hills of South Dakota

Sabbatical Days 82 and 83: The Hike Through Hell and Then Redemption in Glacier

The Hike: The Loop Trail to Granite Park Chalet Prologue by Rana: It sounds so nice and quaint, doesn't it? A chalet, surrounded by lovely flowers, charming decor, and talking squirrels. A perfect place to rest after a heart pumping 4-mile hike, before heading back down the mountain. Not quite so. This hike nearly killed … More Sabbatical Days 82 and 83: The Hike Through Hell and Then Redemption in Glacier

Sabbatical Days 79-81: More Hiking (and bears!) and Other Adventures in Glacier

Our priorities on sabbatical are: us, body, and mind. I am also embracing this time to face fears and do things that I wouldn't normally do. So far I think we are right on track!  We have been hiking almost every day, which ticks off all the priority boxes because we spend time together, getting … More Sabbatical Days 79-81: More Hiking (and bears!) and Other Adventures in Glacier