Alaskan Dreams

Our trip to Alaska ended abruptly and unexpectedly. We are home in Oregon now. Glad to be home around friends and family enjoying the wonderful weather. Summer is coming early and still not soon enough. Here’s a random assortment of pictures from our trip to Esther Island.


We flew out of Cordova in the afternoon heading for Esther Island. After a beautiful float plane ride we arrived at our new home. While we were in Cordova everyone warned us of the dampness, the rain and the bears when tenting in this part of Alaska, suggesting that we pitch our tent inside of another tent. … More Tenting

Todd. Hippie Cove.

We had the most wonderful Couchsurfing experience with Todd. We arrived in Cordova and began wandering looking for dinner. We found a Mexican food bus. It was delicious. Then we were picked up by Todd in his beat up Jeep with no interior. He blasted bluegrass music as we drove and introduced ourselves finally reaching … More Todd. Hippie Cove.

The Batcave

We left from Portland on the Bolt bus at 6 in the morning and arrived at the bus station in Vancouver at 2 in the afternoon. We soon discovered that we needed to get on the Skytrain in order to get to our host’s house. Our backpacks were heavy and it proved to be a challenge … More The Batcave


Originally posted on When I Am Alone:
What comes to your mind when you read the word, “Romania”? Let me guess, you think about it for a minute, and Transylvania comes to mind, which leads you to blood sucking vampires and Dracula. Or maybe you’re spending this time trying to remember where Romania actually is,…

22 Travel tips we learned the hard way so you don’t have to!

Throughout our travels we have made plenty of mistakes. Here’s a list of travel tips we’ve learned the hard way so you don’t have to! Tell your bank where you’re going so you can use your bankcard there. Get good walking shoes.  Shop at local supermarkets and cook for yourself. Locals don’t eat out all the … More 22 Travel tips we learned the hard way so you don’t have to!

Hello Rwanda!

Originally posted on Ålesund to Rwanda:
Beginning Days Hello friends and family! This is the first chance we have been able to update about our outreach in Rwanda! We arrived in Kigali March 9th in the middle of the night and have been enjoying meeting the locals and participating in ministry the last ten days.…