Valley Ablaze: Autumn Activities in Jackson Hole

Visitors flock to Jackson Hole in the winter due to the sensational skiing, yet year-round residents and savvy tourists know the destination offers a lot of beauty and activity in autumn.  If you’re thinking of heading to Jackson Hole or looking for a place to visit this upcoming autumn, you’ll want to read the following. Offroading Do you like speed and don’t mind getting a little bit of mud on your shoes?  Take guided or unguided tours of the countryside atop an ATV.  Depending on vendor, you can rent the all-terrain vehicle from a specific location or rent a trailer to explore ‘secret spots’ in Wyoming on your own.  If you’re familiar with Wyoming National Forests, you won’t need vendor assistance, calling upon their extensive knowledge of trails in the area. If you and crew are more motorcycle types, Harleys are available to rent.  Do some easy riding around national parks while the smell of autumn is in the air and wind upon your face. Mountain Climbing While in the mountains, do as the mountaineers and climbers do.  Men and women have been scaling the Tetons for ages, but in modern times, it’s much safer and structured.  Get ‘hands on’ experience in Wyoming, logging in more hours or beginning a new hobby.  Local vendors take seasoned climbers and novice enthusiasts out and structure lessons around your level of comfort and past experience. If you’re unsure about tackling an actual mountain, try your skills at local climbing gyms located near Jackson Hole hotels.  An outdoor bouldering park resides at the base of Snow King in Phil Baux Park. Fishing Jackson...
Sunday Snapshot | Cab Franc Grapes | Madison, Virginia

Sunday Snapshot | Cab Franc Grapes | Madison, Virginia

This photo was taken at Early Mountain Vineyards in Madison, Virginia when I was attending their Fried Chicken and Bubbles sparkling wine event in July of this year.   Anna Marie Jehorek has been travel writing for several years with hundreds of articles posted at PullOverandLetMeOut.com, Examiner.com as well as multiple other sites. She’s based in Raleigh, North Carolina so much of her writing features the mid-Atlantic and Southeastern United States. However, she’s traveled extensively in Ireland and throughout the U.S. PullOverandLetMeOut.com is on Facebook and can also be followed @AnnaMarieWrites on Twitter.   Want to see your picture featured on our Sunday Snapshot segment? We’re now accepting guest submissions! Just send us an email at acruisingcouple@gmail.com with your photo and a brief description. We’d love to have...

Happy 2012!

We wrote this post a while ago. But then we had problems with our blog. Seems that our theme decided to malfunction right in time for the New Year, and because we are new to the whole self-hosting and blogging thing, we are still trying to work out the kinks. So please bear with all the changes on the blog as we try to get it back to normal. In the meantime, here is some belated news on the holidays from this side of the globe. It was hard to get in the holiday spirit here in Taiwan. While Taiwanese love Christmas decorations and glittering trees adorned most stores for weeks, there was little else going on. Pair that with Dan and I working a lot of ten and twelve hour days, and that doesn’t leave much room for Christmas cheer. But as soon as Dan clocked out on Christmas Eve, we were ready to soak up our Taiwanese Christmas. We celebrated with some great friends on Christmas Eve, then had a quiet Christmas Day just the two of us, exchanging presents, doing a puzzle (because I’m not ashamed to admit I thoroughly enjoy puzzles) and eating at a fancy French restaurant.  It was actually all quite perfect in the end, minus the whole having to work on December 26th thing. Chinese New Year is the big holiday where we will get a week off of work, and we are so excited that it is almost upon us. We’ll be headed to El Nido, Philippines, and it will be a much-needed retreat for us. And that brings us to the New...