Adventuring

One of the biggest highlights of our trip was the Skogafoss waterfall (and hike).  Skogafoss, located in the south of Iceland (near Vik),  is a high-tourist area, but it's worth it.  It's worth it due to the sheer size of the waterfall, an absolute curtain of thunder that seemed to shake the ground.  Or maybe because of the double...
hiking reykjadalaur with kids
Our trip to Iceland was totally incredible.  It was just...wild.  The hiking was mind-blowing, the vistas awe-inspiring, and there's no doubt in our minds that Icelanders know how to live it up (especially in the summer).  I have so much more to share about our trip, but I wanted to start with one of our top experiences:  hiking Reykjadalur. Reykjadalur,...
glamping-maine
I am not a camper, in any sense of the word. Unlike my husband, I didn't grow up doing it, and as an adult don't really see the appeal in sleeping anywhere but my comfortable bed in close proximity to, you know, indoor plumbing? But he really wants to introduce our kids to the joys of communing with the...
"...my children are not truly mine. They don’t belong to me; they’ve simply been entrusted to me. They are a gift life gave to me, but one that I must one day give back to life. They must grow up and go away and that is as it should be." My mind is a big old scramble right now. Queue the...
On L (left): La Blanca Top On M (middle): Cocoship On A (right): Salinas Bottom Salinas Top I see you new moms out there. And I feel you.  Genuinely. Do you have a boob group?  Or a new mom group?  Or an infant play group? Best new mom survival tactic ever. Those...first days with your first child.  THOSE are the ones where you need other women,...
We just spent our Spring Break in the most amazing place:  Banff National Park.  We took helicopter rides to see mountain glaciers up close, frolicked in hot springs, skiied through so much powder that my youngest was mad about it ("TOO MUCH SNOW, MOM"), rode chairlifts through the clouds only to find blue skies up top, and stayed at a mountain lodge...
If you follow me on IG (@shanachristine), you know that we recently returned from an amazing trip to Cuba.  I have so much more to say on that topic (hopefully next week??), but so many of you were asking for outfit details and my vacation packing list that I wanted to crank this one out. We visited Cuba at the end of...
As Spring Break approaches I find myself a leetle regretful that I didn't plan a warm weather trip for us this year. I mean, we're so much closer to Hawaii here in Portland and we still haven't been...next year maybe I can write a travel post on that trip! (Pinky, are you reading...) We were fortunate enough to get to...
Gang, we had an amazing time at Breckenridge over the holidays.  This was our second time going - we took the kids for Spring Break last year, too - and while there are a ton of different ski resorts to choose from.....we really, really love Breck. There's something so intense about a ski vacation - not only is everything so...
  We have fun friends.  Namely, they know how to find fun that is both kid and adult friendly.  Balance, people.  It's all about balance.  And really, any fun that is to be had after 6PM - especially in the summer - should start with WIN and end with an E.  #winwithanE #thatswhatI'msaying So this past Thursday, we took the kids on a sunset...