Virginia Beach

Eric and I visited Virginia Beach last year on the recommendation of my cousin who has been there three times I think… We stayed in the perfect AirBNB (of course), and loved all the activities and exercise options in the area. Unfortunately, we went during probably the HOTTEST weekend of the year, and I ended up with a really bad sunburn. So we didn’t do quite as much as we originally planned. Road Trip We…

Jordan

Our tour guide joked that Jordan wants to be the 51st state in America. Because the country has no natural resources (unlike the rest of the Middle East, they don’t have oil), they rely heavily on foreign aid and tourism. Foreign countries build specialized schools and universities to encourage development in the area. The schools are usually expensive, but students can get scholarships. Jordan also takes in any and all refugees, despite the lack of…

Israel Tour: Jerusalem

Next up on the tour: Jerusalem and down to the Dead Sea 🙂 I can’t describe the feeling of seeing the places where David most likely lived and walked. Obviously, in America we don’t have anything that old. Again, I wouldn’t say it confirmed my faith, but it did just make the Bible come alive in a different way. Where we stayed: Dan Boutique This place had internet! The rooms were very small and didn’t have a…

Israel Tour: Sea of Galilee

Back in the beginning of April, Eric and I took a two-week trip to Israel and Jordan. These were SO DIFFERENT than what we were expecting. To be honest, when I signed up, I knew it was something we should do at this time in our lives, but I didn’t think it would be so moving. I’ve never thought that I needed to visit Israel to confirm my faith, and I’m not sure that it…

Gore Mountain Day Trips

This winter I took 2 day trips up to Gore Mountain with friends! We stayed at a different cabin each time. There a few settings more picturesque than a cabin in the mountains after a fresh snowfall. A classic “Winter Wonderland.” We spent time curled up by the fire playing board games with friends. (Maybe it was more like dancing around the cabin to Lil’ Jon and drinking wine, but like who’s keeping track anyways?😉) Gore…

Princess Half Marathon 2017

Read the 2016 Princess Half Recap in this post! I’ll compare our experiences below and provide tips so your trip will be great! Princess Half Route First of all, the start line is about one mile from the gear check/ warm up area…. Yes, that means you walk a mile before the race even starts. You should know that the course runs over lots of highways. Characters are placed all over to make the route a…

Disney Princess Enchanted 10k

We loved this 10k much more than we expected. I usually think you should run a half marathon if you go to a half festival, and running just a 5k or 10k is kind of boring (no offense to everyone who does)… but I would say this race is totally worth the trip to Disney, even without running the half marathon. 10k Route When you run the Princess Half, you don’t run around the World Showcase at Epcot.…

RunDisney Race Trip 2017

After last year’s not-so-great RunDisney Princess Half experience, we were ready to try again! Where we stayed: The Dolphin As usual, we waited a little too long to book. I (Danielle) read so many blog posts about the best place to stay for runDisney races, but staying at a Disney Resort Hotel was too expensive for what you get… I had heard that the Swan & Dolphin was great because of the walking distance from the parks,…

Mont Tremblant

We left for Mont Tremblant on the Saturday after Thanksgiving 2016. New Jersey didn’t have much snow yet, and we decided to look for snow as far north as possible. Friends of ours visited Mont Tremblant in February and told us it  can be extremely cold (like, you’ll definitely get frostbite if you’re not completely covered). We didn’t want to be miserable…. We’re going to CANADA 🇨🇦❄️🎿🌨🎉 {Could we be any more excited? I think…

Paris!

We had so much fun walking around Paris for 3 days! We definitely needed more time to explore this beautiful, huge city and can’t wait to go back someday (soon??) We stayed in an AirBNB for this city, too. It was right next to the Champs-Élysées, and the first photo was our view when we went around the corner from our apartment 🙂 Here’s the listing for this place. Overall, it was clean and a…