Category Archive for "From the Road"

The Beauty of a Ski Utility Strap

Mollie and I consider ourselves professional travelers.  We travel coast to coast and country to country and have learned many tips and tricks along the way, such as knowing the best airlines for certain routes, how and when to get the best prices, and how to bypass baggage fees and weight restrictions. We rock the Platinum Medallion status and create wild itineraries that would have any well practiced travel agent’s head turning in circles. One nightmare I used to struggle with for big expeditions was transporting multiple bags with large amounts of gear. This is an example of what I…

The Best Travel Apps to Make Life (on-the-go) Easier

Sean and I? We’re seasoned travelers. And on our adventures, I have discovered a few things that make life easier. Today, I will tell you about my top five best travel apps. Lifesaver 1: TripIt Cost: Free with paid option (we paid the extra) Best for: Both frequent and infrequent travelers — who have multi-tier reservations with hotels, flights, rental cars, etc. More detail: TripIt is an app that organizes your itineraries so you don’t have to. Gone are the days of printing off a binder full of driving directions, confirmation numbers, etc. Once you set it up to upload…

Fueling Up with Waste Vegetable Oil

For 28 days, I’ve accepted the challenge to write every day. Find more on my motives here. See how far I’ve come here. I’ve been writing every day, but apparently the action of “blog posting” takes a bit more time than I have to spare! Thanks for bearing with me. Well, we finally made it to Waupaca! After about 24 hours drive time across 1450 miles in our trusty VW Golf TDI, we used about 35 gallons of waste vegetable oil and 3/4 of a tank of diesel fuel (which we only used because we ran out of veggie oil on the last leg…

Making the midwest drive…

While you were soaking up the sun somewhere on Memorial Day weekend, I was sitting in a car for 24-hours, enjoying the scenic (extremely windy) drive from Utah to Wisconsin. For logistical reasons, we aren’t bringing the dogs on our Alaskan adventure this month, so my parents have volunteered to watch Dexter through the month of June, and Sean’s parents graciously offered to watch Daisy. Yes, we’re splitting up the dynamic duo, but we’re so grateful to have parents that love our dogs as much as we do… just not two at a time! Fortunately, I had my brother, Matt,…

Introducing: The Grease-Powered Travel Queen

Sean and I have decided to bring a new life into our family! Before heart attacks ensue, Mom—I’M NOT PREGNANT. And Mary Lou (Sean’s Mom): WE’RE NOT GETTING MORE DOGS. Instead, Sean and I have opted to bring a different sort of life into our family. To be exact, 1/2 share of this 1977 Dodge Travel Queen! I’m not even joking; Sean and I went in with Russ and Brittany (who you may remember from our Iceland adventures last March, which I blogged about here and here and here and here) on this turbo-diesel Travel Queen in preparation for an AWESOME adventure we’re…

Happy Holidays—off to Romania and Bulgaria!

The holidays are upon us, and though I’ve been swamped with Riding On Insulin the past three weeks, I wanted to post a quick update. Sean and I are off to Romania and Bulgaria for a ski/ride expedition TONIGHT for two weeks, and I’m sure I’ll have plenty of good tales to tell from our adventures. The best news about Eastern Europe is that everywhere has FREE WIFI. Hooray! In the meantime, enjoy Sean’s latest edit—the music is so festive, I couldn’t resist. XOXO, Mollie

Powder Lines Expeditions Peak Diaries, Episode 4: September’s Solitude

So proud of my husband—the ESTEEMED Sean Busby, for his most recent GoPro edit. The video follows him through the week before our wedding, from fly fishing on the Yampa River in Steamboat Springs to snowboarding in Rocky Mountain National Park.

A little run-in with Jesse at Radio Lollipop

I’ve been thinking about Jesse the past few days. It’s been a while since he’s come around our lives as blatantly as he did in Iceland, I just can’t seem to get him out of my thoughts lately. Perhaps that’s just become an ongoing habit for me… I think of Jesse often and it’s not uncommon for me to say a quick prayer to him for help with a Riding On Insulin project, or to remind him that our wedding day (a.k.a. what would have been his 15th birthday) HAS to have beautiful weather, or else my mom’s head might…