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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

They say home is where the heart is. If that’s in fact true, then I would easily classify Ponte Vedra, FL, a beach community just south of Jacksonville, as part of my home. I lived there part of the summer between my Junior and Senior year of college for an internship with my aunt Kathy’s company, Raymond James Financial. In addition, Kathy and my uncle Matt (my dad’s brother), and my first… 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