O Canada!

Those of us born as U.S. citizens blissfully enjoy many privileges with our navy blue passports that past generations have handed down to us. The more that I travel, however, I realize just how naive my worldview as an American has always been growing up in what is thought to be “the greatest country in […]

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Returning to Asheville

Asheville, North Carolina has been on my bucket list ever since Derek and I first started dating five years ago at Hope College. Growing up in northern Indiana, I dreamed of exploring mountains and waterfalls, adoring every road trip my family took to visit my grandparents in Massachusetts and Maine. But when Derek told me […]

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Time flies when we’re having fun

We had such a blast on our honeymoon that we didn’t want it to end. After our mountain biking adventure, we hit the road mid- afternoon through Wisconsin. When we stopped for dinner in Milwaukee, we realized that it we still had another four hours to drive and were pretty exhausted from the day already. We traveled […]

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Honeymoon Road Trip to the U.P.

We began our honeymoon road trip immediately following the wedding reception with a six hour drive northwest through Chicago to Steven’s Point, Wisconsin with an early wake-up for the last three hour drive to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Along the way we noticed that the trees became taller and more green with almost no billboards or fast food […]

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Road Trips are Best Taken Together

Many yearn for far-off destination vacations and “someday” bucket-list adventures but forget how much of the world is waiting close by. Such is the joy of road trips both near and far. I’ve always enjoyed being on the road since family trips as a kid to visit our grandparents in New England where I learned to imagine stories as […]

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