Project Discover Week #1

Now that we are stationary and no longer wandering in the RV, the new endeavor, Project Discover commences! For our first full week in Portland the big focus was our job search. Monday morning I spiffed up my resume (does anyone else hate doing that?) and created job searches on the usual sites. I'm looking for full time work in the greater Portland and Seattle areas, so fingers crossed I'll … [Read more...]

Monthly Blog Goals: February 2017

I figure the only way I'm going to stay accountable to my Project Discover plans is to put some of my blogging goals out there. I've been blogging eight-and-one-half years and I tell you, it doesn't get to be any easier.  I don't want to be a slave to the space, a lesson I learned when blogging became work in the early part of my sabbatical. I thought, "a year off on travel adventures, my blog … [Read more...]

Zion National Park in the Winter

Our last little adventure before settling into Portland was visiting Zion National Park for two weeks. I feel so blessed to have been able to spend a significant amount of time in so many National Parks this year, and Zion was no different.  Mr. Misadventures and I had visited Zion during out Southwest roadtrip in 2012, but it was only for about 36 hours, which wasn't nearly enough time to explore … [Read more...]

Weekly Wanderings #55 – On the Road/Portland

It's been a tough week. If I had to label the mood, it'd be dispirited. Our frozen misadventures continued (having started last week) and I'm not talking the Disney movie kind. We only stayed in West Wendover two nights instead of three. The Bonneville Salt Flats in the winter are a bust. Or at least, this winter. The second night in our RV park, ours because we were the only ones there, the … [Read more...]

My Blogging Tools – How I Get It Done

Over the eight and a half years that Misadventures with Andi has been around, I've had a lot of people ask me about what blogging tools I use to make the magic happen. To be honest, there are two parts to the answer. First, trial and error. Eight years is a long time and the tools that are available today - to do just about everything - weren't always there. I've used a lot of tools, both … [Read more...]

America’s Treasure – National Parks

[Disclosure: This post is brought to you by Application ESTA, but all opinions and experiences are my own.] One of the greatest gifts my year-long sabbatical has provided is a new found love for our national parks system. I had the opportunity to visit 21 National Parks, Monuments, Wildlife Refuges or Recreation Areas. And while that seems like a lot, Mr. Misadventures and I have only scratched … [Read more...]

Weekly Wanderings #54 – Zion/On the Road

We have begun our final ascent north to Portland. (Say it isn't so!) The weather from now until February 1st looks good along our route so we are hoping for the best and taking advantage of the window we've been provided. But first, our week. Last Friday we escaped the inclement weather in the Zion area and headed to Page, Arizona to visit Antelope Canyon on the Navajo Nation reservation. We … [Read more...]

Valley of Fire State Park – Fire Wave and Pink Canyons

We have visited Valley of Fire State Park many times over the last few years. It continues to be one of my favorite parks, which is saying a lot because I'm not a huge fan of hot weather or the desert, although I do think the desert in the winter is spectacular. The park is an hour's drive from Las Vegas and we always try to come out whenever we go to Sin City. I used to go several times a year … [Read more...]

Project DISCOVER is Sahale Inspired

DISCLOSURE: This post is brought to you by Sahale Snacks.  All opinions and food I eat are of my own choosing, but Sahale Snacks is seriously a huge part of our life! It's such an honor to continue to work with Sahale Snacks. I was a big fan way before I worked with them on one of their brand ambassador projects and before they were a sponsor. Have you ever felt like a brand was created … [Read more...]

Weekly Wanderings #53 – Zion

So Zion. As you know from last week's Weekly Wanderings we visited Zion National Park on Thursday in the rain to scope out shooting locations. On Friday it rained in the morning so we spent it in the St. George's Starbucks catching up on all things digital and then was checked out Snow Canyon State Park followed by a late afternoon-turned-sunset visit at Kolob Canyon. While we were doing … [Read more...]