As any couple with kids knows, life sometimes gets in the way. It seems like there is always something going on that pulls you in different directions. The years go by and the ominous ‘graduation of the last child’ looms in the future.

This can be a scary time and an exciting time for both the child and the parents. All of a sudden the parents realize that their time has come! They realize that their job is coming to an end and they are now free from parenting burdens and responsibilities.

My husband and I are high school sweet hearts. We have been married for 26 years. We grew up in two very small neighboring  towns in the heart of Alaska.

This is our story about rediscovering ourselves without our children. Who we are as individuals and as a couple and not ‘(childs name) mom or dad’ or parents.

Follow us as we explore the lighter side of being an adult through travel and culinary adventure. Whether we take an epic trip around the globe, a romantic weekend getaway or just a simple date night, we will always have something going on.

If you enjoy the recounting of our adventures, let us know,  we welcome the feed-back!

Our family - Myself (Donna), Trent, Ian, and Alex
Our family – Myself (Donna), Trent, Ian, and Alex

“A man practices the art of adventure when he breaks the chain of routine and renews his life through reading new books, traveling to new places, making new friends, taking up new hobbies and adopting new viewpoints.” — Wilfred Peterson


12 thoughts on “About”

  1. Wow, I really enjoyed reading your “about” page, what a terrific introduction to your blog! Thank you for sharing a bit of your history as well. I found myself wanting to read more about what it was like for you and your husband growing up in Alaska. I also think it’s so awesome that the two of you are open to traveling and trying new things. Looking forward to reading more of your posts! 🙂

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  2. Me too, great blog! More about Alaska, please, but all else nice too. Alaska is on my bucket list, and if Greece is on yours, I’d be glad to answer any questions besides the blog. Thanks for dropping by and commenting on mine btw


  3. Hopping over from Blogging 201. I’m based in Alaska!!! I love it here. Talkeetna is my favorite little Alaskan town. Although after my visit to Homer this year, Homer is a very close second. Where are you located now? P.S. when I first clicked over, my immediate thought was Dang it, she stole my Denali picture. LOL I have very similar ones that I post on my blog as well as the guidebook I wrote on Denali.


    1. Hello! Thank you for the comment! It is great to hear from someone in Alaska! Now we are located in Dallas,Tx area. We still have out place in Talkeetna and go back when we can. Homer is a cute town as well, I love being by the water and deep sea fishing. As you probably know, the pic is from that pull off just before you arrive in the town of Talkeetna. I took it on our way there one time. Thank you for checking out my spot! 😊


  4. Thank you for stopping by our blog. I look forward to reading more about your travels! It is so interesting to learn about your background and to see how much fun it is to explore things that we take for granted in the lower 48 😀

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  5. Hello Donna,

    This is Saul at GPSmyCity.com. You recently replied positively to an announcement on Linkedin, posted by the founder of GPSmyCity, about a special sponsorship opportunity for new travel blogs. Please reply to this message at your earliest convenience. Upon hearing from you, I will send you details of this sponsorship program. Thank you.

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    Saul Tarasov,


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