about

We are Kris (girl) & Val (boy) and our zest for adventure and travel began the night I ran into Val at a college bar with my brilliant idea, “Travel with me after graduation!” …and so we did.

Until we are too old and can’t move, we will travel. We will travel and help raise money for important causes that need it.

Here’s a peek at the causes the Little Dot community (YOU!) helped us support …

Cultivate Coffee

This Little Dot community helped open the doors of this amazing coffee shop in summer 2019.

About the coffee shop, “Each cup helps provide opportunities for the dignity of work and human flourishing. We strive to employ people who otherwise struggle to find work in the US, whether it’s a young adult aging out of the foster care system, a refugee seeking a safer way of life, or someone simply looking for a fresh start.”

Pictured here is Ezat, surrounded by Bethany and Chris, owners and founders of this awesome community coffee shop.

The Shine Project

The Little Dot community helped provide scholarships for first-generation college students. The students would help make jewlery and the proceeds from the sales and other donations (like us!) helped fund the scholarships.

Pictured my two littles surrounded by the Shine Project Founder, Ashley (far left) and 3 Shine Project college students.

Chances for Children

This was the most awesome program! I signed up for 1/2 marathon training. It included group runs, weight training, and free coffee after each long run. Yum! In exchange, I fundraised. Money raised helped support local efforts to fight childhood obesity.

Here we are, I’m in a Chances for Children running shirt. My family is in Little Dot shirts, so cute! It’s about time we bring those back!!