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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!

They say that everything is bigger in Texas. I know, I know. You’ve heard it 1000 times before. But after driving from the eastern boarder near Shreveport, LA, across the entire state to the northwestern panhandle, I can tell you from personal experience that Texas is absolutely huge. It took us about 11 hours of drive time to make this trip. That’s pretty incredible considering we were in the same state the… Read More

We’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, home is where family is and we are lucky enough to have some of the most amazing friends that we consider them family.  So heading to Dallas, TX from New Orleans to stay with our great friend Aaron was the most welcomed occasion.  And to make it even more exciting, our good friends from our hometown Columbus, OH were also visiting!  It was… Read More