Over the last year or two my interest in night sky photography has really evolved. From the first little try on the beach in North Carolina to a surprise glimpse of a faint milky way in the dark abyss of Bryce Canyon, the elusive universe has slowly wrapped it tentacles around me. As my camera… Read More


Having two job offers in the bag by the time you get home from a third interview is a pretty fantastic feeling – especially after the nightmare of the Houston economic downturn last year.  So, it was time to debate the options and make some life-changing decisions…which has begun to feel fairly routine for the… Read More


It turns out that being a ‘cloud engineer’ in the market for a job and willing to relocate pretty much anywhere in the country really lights a fire under the hordes of recruiters vying for a cut of a hefty signing bonus. The job calls started pouring in daily by the dozens and it was… Read More


April and May passed in a blur of long, empty days. I would focus on photography as much as possible (still without a drop of internet!) and Russell would waste the majority of his waking hours at a company who had reneged on all their promises and betrayed all trust. We would live for the… Read More


It’s been 125 days since we left our comfortable lives in Houston and set out for adventure, eyes bright with the prospect of a semi-nomadic, blissful future touring the States and creating a life of our own pace and choosing. Russell’s IT job would be loosely based in New York City, allowing us to experience… Read More


With the prospect of leaving Houston fast approaching, I was fully aware of just how much I would miss all of my friends & family and my fantastic, spacious apartment with whom my little love affair had steadily grown over the last year. These are the losses you understand and prepare for. You spend extra time with… Read More


I’m so excited to finally share pictures of the inside of the Melodic View travel trailer! These have been a long time coming since it’s purchase in January of this year. We made several modifications to the Keystone Springdale Summerland Mini (what a mouthful!) and are super happy with the way everything turned out. I… Read More


I hesitate to speak of all the setbacks we’ve encountered over the last month for fear their retelling will somehow shake me more than their physical experience. From the last few days in Houston, as the Biblical rain set in and we dragged the remainder of our drenched belongings into the various vehicles and storage… Read More


Iceland is a fantastic and beautiful country – there’s no disputing that. However, all the moss covered rocks and impressive glacier-wrought mountains can’t combine to replace the elusive Northern Lights I’d hoped to see dancing through the polar skies during my Iceland excursion. When we decided to book the trip to Iceland seven months ago… Read More


When it rains… it apparently pours all the wrath of Zeus over a 500 mile radius that lasts for three days. After a harrowing last couple days of packing and rushing to the end of the move finish line, we’ve been creeping along on the road for 26 hours and only managed to make it… Read More