Finding the simple joys in life—one adventure, one photo, one inspirational moment at a time.

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Beautiful Lakes Haiyaha

11 Instagrammably Beautiful Lakes Around the World

In our travels, Chris and I have encountered many breathtakingly beautiful lakes all around the world. Some of these beautiful lakes have tourists flocking to them by the thousands each

Day Trips in Italy red poppies along the train track

7 Best Day Trips in Italy for Photographers

I LOVE Italy. I love picturesque day trips in Italy. The small towns, the winding streets, the beautiful doorways and passageways, the quaint architecture. I love it all. I love

Hikes in Colorado for your bucket list

15 Breathtaking Hikes in Colorado

On January 1, 2021, my husband, Chris, and I were hiking the trail at Horsetooth Mountain outside of Fort Collins, Colorado. Since we were starting the year off with a

Family Scavenger hunt

Fun Scavenger Hunt for Families

During Covid, when everyone was staying home but looking for things to safely do to get out of the house, my girls created a scavenger hunt that our family could

About Chris and Jolayne


Jolayne here! I am excited to share my passion for family, travel, photography, creativity, inspiration, and writing. Check back often for the crazy antics of my husband, three girls, and I as we laugh, play, and travel the world together.

More About Jolayne…

Visit My Shop

Did you know the photos on my site are available as downloadable prints? Don’t see the one you love from my posts or Instagram? Custom requests are available.


This eBook is full of practical advice we share with our parents, family, and friends who have never traveled overseas before

Download your FREE International Printable Packing Lists to ensure that all of your essentials are packed for your next adventure.

Discover travel gadgets used by savvy travelers. 14 genius gadgets on my Amazon must-have list and the best gadgets for your carry-on.

Have you ever forgotten to pack your toothbrush? Download your FREE Travel Packing Lists to remember the essentials.

Build your photography “toolkit” with these photography tools and accessories to strengthen your picture-taking skills. 

New eBook