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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

You’re able to experience amazing views as you feel completely engulfed by the tremendous power of nature. All of your senses will be heightened as you take in this truly amazing landscape. (Vernal Fall-Yosemite)

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

After a short but sweet stay near Destin, FL at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, we hopped back into Roberta for the 5-hour drive to The Big Easy, New Orleans, LA, a place neither of us had ever been. New Orleans (or NOLA if you’re from the area) is located at the mouth of the mighty Mississippi river, and is the heart and soul of the state of Louisiana. NOLA is a… Read More