Exploring Badlands National Park, South Dakota

Exploring Badlands National Park, South Dakota

It’s National Park Week in the United States this week (April 16-24) and even though I’m not there to take advantage of the free admission, I’d love to share with you one of my favorite National Parks! When you think […]

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America’s Heartland

America’s Heartland

“To think of the Midwest as a whole as anything other than beautiful is to ignore the extraordinary power of the land.” — Curtis Sittenfeld ♥ I have a huge soft spot for the Midwest. Really huge. I’m actually kind of […]

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The Windy City: A Comedy of Errors

The Windy City: A Comedy of Errors

“I adore Chicago. It is the pulse of America.” — Sarah Bernhardt ❈ So, I guess I don’t feel the same way as Sarah Bernhardt does about Chicago…it was chaotic and confusing the entire time. Thankfully, my couchsurfing pals made every […]

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Hello, Wisconsin!

Hello, Wisconsin!

“Wisconsin is a special place.” – Brett Favre ♥ This trip is flying by so quickly already! Monday I left Rapid City. I made a stop in the Badlands, where I’d been before, but I figured it would be nice to […]

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The First 1,200 Miles

The First 1,200 Miles

“To begin, begin.” — William Wordsworth ♥ I left Portland last Thursday, which was about as exhausting an endeavor as you might imagine getting rid of all your belongings and packing for a 2-month road trip might turn out to be. […]

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Preparations

Preparations

“To be prepared is half the victory.” -Miguel de Cervantes I like to plan ahead. I live and die by my Google calendar, and I have spreadsheets and Internet bookmarks organized by folder for every possibility in my upcoming travels. […]

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