This is the place where we share our travels and our adventures. We spend a lot of time outdoors hiking, biking, skiing and snowboarding, camping and seeing America’s National Parks to take breaks from our full time jobs. Our most common mode of vacation and weekend getaways involve roadtrips, but we also fly to places and take trains.
We are planners; we research things so we can find adventures off the beaten path. We share itineraries, tips and tricks, and packing lists so you don’t have to spend as much time planning and have fewer excuses to get out for quick breaks from your busy jobs.
Diana is Latvian and grew up in Latvia - a small country in eastern Europe. She moved to United States to attend Smith College where she took some fun classes like Introduction to Wilderness Skills, learned to roll in a kayak, and took an epic spring break trip backpacking in Utah. After living in New England for three years she moved to San Francisco for her dream job and has been living in the area and enjoying California sunshine since. In 2013 she took a three month long break from work and traveled around the world. Highlights included hiking Mount Fuji to the top, biking up a volcano in Bali, road tripping in France to see several castles.
Matt is British and grew up in the UK. He went to the University of York and stayed nearby after graduating as he loved the Yorkshire countryside and local community. Later he moved to London. Being closer to major international airports Matt visited 13 countries in one year by filling his weekends flying to some new European city. After that he moved to San Francisco Bay area for a new exciting job.
Matt and Diana
We met while playing squash at a social round robin night. This was 10 days after Matt moved to San Francisco. We had to exchange email addresses because he still didn’t have US based phone number.
For the first few dates we took each other on surprise dates. That should been a sign how our relationship would turn into a never-ending adventure.
Together we have bicycled around Lake Tahoe (72 miles) twice, skied in 4 states, taken Amtrak train almost cross-country, driven to as far as Montana and Colorado and back, crossed Mojave desert by car, backpacked in Yosemite, and visited 23 National Parks.