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Throughout this adventure, and one could even argue throughout life, I’ve learned there is never enough time to see and do everything we want.  I could easily spend a whole year or more exploring everything the United States has to offer.  Each little city and it’s residents, sprawling vistas, breweries, restaurants, gardens, roadside attractions – there’s so much to be explored.  But we only have about 2 months to skim the surface… Read More

(March 31st-April 1st) I’ve heard the stories. A hippy oasis in the middle of Appalachia.  Unique in North Carolina, especially in Western North Carolina.  Great food, great live music, beautiful scenery. And of course, home of the famous Biltmore Estates.  I can’t, with a straight face, sit here and tell you that those things aren’t completely true.  But that wouldn’t be the whole story of Asheville. After a long first day on… Read More

We’re almost a week into our trip now.  But I wanna take it back, way back, to the beginning of this week.  At least Monday feels like way back.  I guess that’s bound to happen when you’re waking up in one state and going to sleep in another every day.  I really can’t believe we haven’t even been traveling for a full week yet! SO much has happened already in such a… Read More

I’ve said that so many times in my life.  In good times and in bad.  Is this REALLY happening? In certain situations, sometimes you have to pinch yourself to make sure you’re not dreaming. That’s me in my current state. I’m questioning, as usual, but I’ll get to that in a minute. If you’re asking yourself if something is really happening, be it sarcastic or not, it probably means it’s at the… Read More

In my mind it seems so black and white, so obvious:  Live the life you want to live, venture, do the things you dream about doing with the ones you love. However, I realized my actions in my day-to-day life had become completely contradictory to my personal philosophy. I had been working a job I was not passionate about, staring at a screen, in a windowless office, for years.  To be honest,… Read More