Together In Solitude

Start Here / About

Hi and Welcome to Together in Solitude, a blog where we share stories of adventures, trials (which usually go hand in hand), and everything in between! We find ourselves writing most often about the things we love – travel, great local stuff worth checking out, wellness, intentional living, nature, and good resources on all the above!  😃

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About Us

We are Jason and Sondra, a married couple living in North Idaho and southcentral Alaska.  We just built a house on 40 acres of forested property in Coeur d’Alene, ID which is now a vacation rental and nature-based retreat called Mountain Light Retreat. We live here fall-winter-spring and have been enjoying doing projects on the property and in the house in our spare time.  In the summer we are in Alaska operating a remote adventure lodge as well as two outpost cabin vacation rentals, Solitude Island Retreat and The Pioneer Cabin.

Our dog, Griff, joined our family last year and he is so much fun! 💗 He makes sure we don’t sit around too much and is always ready for the next mountain hike. As a family, we love spending time together (usually outdoors or watching a good movie), doing DIY projects, hanging out with friends and family, and getting involved in our local communities.

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About the Blog

⇒ The Idaho and Alaska pages feature local attractions for adventures, food and fun.  We love promoting and supporting our area attractions and local small businesses.

⇒ Visit the Wellness page for thoughts on all areas of wellness as well as intentional living practices that make life more meaningful and joyful.  Check out the Recipe page for delicious and nourishing recipes from our kitchen (or wherever we happen to be cooking!).

⇒ The Nature page is dedicated to topics on nature preservation and management, including what we’re doing in Idaho and Alaska to help in this regard.  We learn from and share our eco-management practices on our 40-acre woodlot.  The Nature Photography page is where our love of nature and photography meet.  Included are some tips on when and where to go for great wildlife photography opportunities.

⇒ Learning new life skills is fun, rewarding, and fosters self-sufficiency.  We share Do-It-Yourself Projects that we have done or are working on.  We encourage you to give them a try and/or share with us what you’ve been working on!

⇒ Check out the Media page for our videos and quotos (photos with inspirational quotes).

⇒ The Resources & Reviews page promotes great blogs, websites, books, and movies for more info and inspiration on all the topics above!

Let’s Connect! 

We hope you’ll “come along for the ride” and use this blog interactively.  We’d love to hear about what you’re up to and learn from your unique perspectives and insights!  We encourage you to do this through commenting on posts and pages.  Feel free to connect with us through the Contact link too.

😊 Sondra, Jason & Griff


“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”

George Bernard Shaw


“You belong among the wildflowers
You belong somewhere close to me
Far away from your trouble and worries
You belong somewhere you feel free.”

Tom Petty


2 thoughts on “Start Here / About

    1. No, sadly, Tanner passed away a few years ago. We still miss him lots. We’re planning to get a puppy in the fall and are excited about that. 🙂

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