Fair Nights | Orange County

Just like peanut butter and jelly, peas and carrots, Rocky and Bullwinkle, to name a few, summer nights and the fair is one of those classic combos. And it only happens during a small window every year, so you have to go for it when it’s available. Growing up in Utah, they have some pretty good fair offerings. Most of them are smaller, individual fairs, but they have all the necessities like fried food, farm animals and…
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Bluebird Cafe – Sundance Edition

As Jen mentioned in her post about our Utah anniversary weekend, we had to celebrate our anniversary later than it’s actual date. But we were totally fine with that and one of the main reasons was because of the Bluebird Café at Sundance.Free People Shirt | Zara Jeans |Palladium Boots (on sale for $79 from $150!) We went to Bluebird for the first time a few years ago and loved it. We’ve been really wanting to make…
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Anniversary Weekend in the Mountains

Our anniversary was June 29th, but with the business of work and life we couldn’t celebrate on the actual day.  We decided to make up for it with a trip last weekend to the mountains we got married in.  More specifically, we went back to the exact spot we got married in, by Blake’s dad, just a year ago. If you didn’t already know, Blake and I were married in Sundance, Utah, which is where…
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Traveling with Jewelry | Kestrel

It may sound silly, but if you travel with jewelry you know it can be frustrating.  I’ve always struggled with mine getting tangled, lost, or tarnished.  I’d throw it all in a little bag together, or just into my toiletry kit and then get frustrated when it became a mess.  I finally decided I needed to do something different, so I started the hunt for a good jewelry travel case. My absolute favorite that I found is…
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Get Under

Fishing is on the rise. Big time. Anytime I jump on Instagram and get my scroll on, I’m guaranteed to run into a variety of fishing posts. For those landlocked crews, fly fishing seems to be method of choice. For those coastal crews, spearfishing. I’ve dabbled in the former, in the past, but the latter is starting to carve a solid chunk of time and interest in my life. So I decided to throw this…
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The Ultimate ZipTour | Sundance Resort

Guys – big news!  Sundance Resort in Utah is about to open something really amazing – a zip line tour up and down the mountain!  We recently had the opportunity as a family (the Nyman side) to test out the new ZipTour at Sundance Resort and ohhhh my goodness – it was unreal. The whole experience was magic.  Utah has been having some crazy storms, so we weren’t sure if the weather would stop us from…
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Adventuring in Southern Utah

We spent last weekend in Southern Utah with Blake’s family.  We stayed in St. George, and spent time adventuring in National and State Parks nearby, namely Zion National Park and Snow Canyon.  Blake already posted about our experience canyoneering in Pine Creek, which was so amazing — if you haven’t seen that post, you need to check it out! Aside from Pine Creek, there are lots of other things to do in Zion.  One of my…
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Zion National Park | Pine Creek

The first time I found myself doing Pine Creek had to have been close to 10 years ago. A close family friend called me up one day and invited me on a trip to Zion to go canyoneering. This same friend, Bobby Bills, had exposed me to freeskiing, skeleton (similar to luge, but belly down and face first), aerials, water ramping and I’m sure a handful of other random sports. So, when he offered up the…
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Redefining Luxury Travel | LA Travel Magazine

“If the world is a book, be sure you read more than one page.” I’m excited to be a part of LA Travel Magazine‘s Spring issue, which just recently launched.  For this feature, we spent some time at one of my very favorite hotels, The Grand Del Mar.  It’s a pretty magical place, located in Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve near San Diego.  That hotel is a post for another day!  But check out the article below by…
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Namaslay 1.0

Throughout the year my brother Steven and I are always trying to plan trips. Most of the time, they have a hard time happening because we’re either imagining something super unrealistic or work/time/life have another agenda. However, when plans do come together, we both get pretty excited and I usually find myself in over my head on some adventure. That’s what makes for a memorable time, right?? This past Sunday was a good example of the…
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