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Why do we travel?  It’s an interesting question with many varying answers.  For me, it’s fairly simple:  In addition to relieving stress and giving people a much needed break from their daily lives, traveling also cements experiences into your memory that we can learn from and be inspired by.  Ultimately, it expands horizons literally and figuratively.  I’m sure I’m not alone when I say this, but some of my most vivid memories in… Read More

Driving across the northern New Mexico on the way to Santa Fe was absolutely gorgeous and a bit nerve wracking. Not only did Route 66 have a nostalgic quality, but it’s a unique natural environment that begs for exploration. To our midwestern eyes, the desert flying by looking out the RV window was surreal, almost magical, like a character in an old western movie that refuses to die. It also has the ability to draw up images of horror movies…with a young couple… lost in the desert… running out of gas. Yes, this almost happened!

With so many unique and interesting places in the state of Florida, narrowing down the best road trip stops can be tough. With only 51 days to get across the country and back, we didn’t have the luxury to explore them all. From the incredible and diverse Florida Keys, the Everglades swampland, to the Gold Coast and Miami area, the Panhandle as a road trip destination can get lost in the shuffle…. Read More

After leaving Charleston, I wasn’t sure what to expect regarding our next destination:  Savannah, Georgia. Rumors preceded it… “Savannah is a blue-collar Charleston”  “It’s the Jewel of Georgia”, “The St. Patty’s Day celebration is one of the best in the South”, and things of the sort.  Sometimes I don’t like to know anything about a city until I get there in order to have an unbiased opinion.  Some things that I might… 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