Travel

Traveling has always been a part of my life. As a little kid my parents would take my two brothers and I on road trips across the country far away from the Disney lights. We would load up the brown mini-van with our favorite musings, pack a cooler full of peanut butter and jelly crust-less sandwiches, map our course on a AAA paper map, and hit the open road.

The same “hit the open road” spirit is with me today. For me, traveling is not just about discovering the world, but also yourself. Getting lost and not being able to speak the local language forces you to rely on yourself and adapt. Trying unusual foods or experiencing different customs can expand your horizon and feed your curious nature.

I have been very fortunate to have traveled to some pretty amazing locations over the years. To name a few…Paris, London, NYC, Costa Rica, Miami, Japan, San Francisco, Napa, L.A., Lake Tahoe, Telluride, and many more.

Below are my recaps, guides, and general travel highlights. Take a look around, get curious, and start planning. You never know where the road will take you.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan: Where to Stay, Eat, & Do!

traverse city michigan where to stay, eat, and visit www.climbinggriermountain.com

Traverse City, Michigan: Where to Stay, Eat, & Visit!

48 Hours in Yountville, CA Where to Stay, Eat, and Visit! www.climbinggriermountain.com

48 Hours in Yountville, CA: Where to Stay, Eat, and Visit!

Colorado Western Pizza + 5 Reasons to Visit Leadville www.climbinggriermountain.com I

Colorado Western Pizza + 5 Reasons to Visit Leadville

Perth, Scotland Where to Stay, Eat,  & Visit!  www.climbinggriermountain.com

Perth, Scotland: Where to Stay, Eat, & Visit!

Inverness, Scotland Where to Stay, Eat, & Visit! www.climbinggriermountain.com

Inverness, Scotland: Where to Stay, Eat, & Visit!

Oban, Glencoe, Glenfinnan, Scotland www.climbinggriermountain.com

Oban, Glencoe, & Glenfinnan, Scotland: Where to Stay, Eat, & Visit!

Edinburgh, Scotland Where to Stay, Eat, & Visit www.climbinggriermountain.com

Edinburgh, Scotland: Where to Stay, Eat, & Visit!

solitude mountain resort hidden ski destination www.climbinggriermountain.com

solitude mountain resort: hidden ski destination

five reasons to visit tennessee pass & ski cooper www.climbinggriermountain.com

five reasons to visit tennessee pass and ski cooper

72 Hours in Idaho www.climbinggriermountain.com

seventy-two hours in idaho

five things i learned from pass the pork blogger tour www.climbinggriermountain.com

five things i learned from pass the pork blogger tour

grilled peach & bacon salad with buttermilk dressing www.climbinggriermountain.com

grilled peach & bacon salad with buttermilk dressing + five reasons to visit palisade, co

trip recap tokyo, japan  day three www.climbinggriermountain.com

trip recap: tokyo, japan > day three

trip recap tokyo, japan  day two www.climbinggriermountain.com

trip recap: tokyo, japan > day two

trip recap tokyo japan day one www.climbinggriermountain.com

trip recap: tokyo, japan > day one

trip recap: five favs of the indulge conference + portland www.climbinggriermountain.com

trip recap: five favs of the indulge conference + portland

trip recap: niseko united mountain - japan: part two www.climbinggriermountain.com

trip recap: niseko united mountain – japan: part two

trip recap: niseko united mountain - japan: part one www.climbinggriermountain.com

trip recap: niseko united mountain – japan: part one

trip recap eat sea treat www.climbinggriermountain.com

trip recap: eat sea retreat

trip recap: girls' ski weekend getaway at deer valley www.climbinggriermountain.com

trip recap: girls’ ski weekend at deer valley

trip recap yurtcation at tennessee pass www.climbinggriermountain.com

trip recap: yurtcation at tennessee pass

trip recap: ohio american dairy adventure

trip recap: ohio american dairy adventure

biarritz, france - part four www.climbinggriermountain.com

trip recap: biarritz, france – part four

Biarritz, France Part Three www.climbinggriermountain.com

trip recap: biarritz, france – part three

biarritz, france - part two www.climbinggriermountain.com

trip recap: biarritz, france – part two

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trip recap: biarritz, france – part one