Joyeux Anniversaire in Paris

In honor of our 15th wedding anniversary in October 2019, Chris and I traveled to Paris, France for a whole week without our kiddos. It was perfect! Exploring the city, eating, drinking, and luxuriating in uninterrupted conversation. Paris was everything … Read More

October 2019 – Autumn in Vermont

Our first autumn in Vermont, we weren’t sure what to expect. Would it live up to the hype? Would we get to see what “leaf-peepers” from all over come to experience? In short, yes. It did and we did. Autumn … Read More

October 2019 – The Birthday Tour Continues

After a fantastic time in Texas for Ellie’s 2nd birthday, we headed further west to spend a few days with our beloved Aunt Charlotte and Uncle Jim in Golden, Colorado. To make our visit even more special, our favorite cousin, … Read More

Sept 2019 – Texas Edition

Back when travel was possible and celebrating life events with friends and family seemed normal, we flew to Texas to share Ellie’s second birthday with the C family. It was so much fun and we loved sharing that momentous occasion … Read More

September 2019 – Vermont Edition

For most of September of 2019, we continued to explore the places and activities in and around our new home, and we were thrilled to have our beautiful friend, Jess, come for a visit. Fort Ticonderoga in New York, is … Read More

Miss me?

Hello, my old friend. It’s been a while. Things have been a bit… strange. The life we have been living during this coronavirus has been so different and I just found that I didn’t want to write about travel and … Read More

August 2019

My cousin, Jimi, is hands-down one of my favorite people in the whole wide world, and we are always looking for opportunities to spend time together. In early August, we decided to meet in Buffalo, New York for a few … Read More

July 2019

Summer in Vermont is absolutely amazing. The weather is gorgeous, everything is green, and the outside beckons. Our little town of Winooski holds an open-air concert in Rotary Park every Wednesday (Winooski Wednesdays, obviously) and we walked over most weeks … Read More

June 2019- The Pauls Come to Town

Shortly after having Mimi and Papa in town, we were thrilled to welcome most of the Paul family to Vermont (we missed you, Danny!). We can always count on them to come visit us wherever we are and bring the … Read More

June 2019- Summer in Vermont Begins

Two months into our time in Vermont and we welcomed our first visitors– Chris’s parents! They drove up to spend some time with us and help explore our new area. Due to the tiny nature of our accommodations, they stayed … Read More

May 2019- Settling into Vermont

Spring weather appeared in May, and after unpacking and getting settled a bit in our little apartment, we were ready to head out and explore our new state. We started with our little town of Winooski, only one square mile, … Read More

April 2019

April of 2019 brought about some pretty big changes for our family. We officially moved to Vermont and Chris and I both celebrated milestone birthdays! Knowing nothing about the area of Burlington and being a bit shocked at the high … Read More

March 2019

March of 2019 saw Chris move up to Vermont to start his new job, while the kids and I stayed behind to get everything packed up and say goodbye to so many friends and family in Florida. It was a … Read More

February 2019

Surprise! Christopher accepted the new position and the Traveling Shenks got ready for an exciting adventure in moving to Vermont! (Which I recognize you already know because it was a year ago, but just go with me on this one.) … Read More

January 2019

January in Florida is a pretty nice time to be outside so we took advantage and enjoyed the beauty of our own backyard, time at Disney (one of its least busy months), and a race weekend in Daytona. But the … Read More

New Year’s Trip 2019

The day after Christmas 2018, the Traveling Shenks hit the road for a trip out to Dallas to celebrate the New Year with our dear friends, the C Family. We always love an excuse to visit with them! Shenk Family … Read More