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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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How I Took a 7-Week Road Trip for Less than $2,000

How I Took a 7-Week Road Trip for Less than $2,000

Like most of us, I’ve used a litany of excuses over the years about why I couldn’t travel more. However, I have really made an effort not to complain too much about travel being expensive, because it doesn’t have to […]

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Heart of a Nation: Canada’s Capital City

Heart of a Nation: Canada’s Capital City

“Not all who wander are lost.” — J.R.R. Tolkein Sometimes people who wander are definitely lost. The drive from Toronto to Ottawa was not fun at all, because it was pouring rain with basically no visibility. By the time I got […]

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Welcome (Back) to Canada!

Welcome (Back) to Canada!

“The love of one’s country is a beautiful thing. But why should love stop at the border?” — Pablo Casals ✬ Prior to the last few weeks, I still had an irrational fear of Canada, even after visiting Vancouver in August. […]

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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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