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During our time in Colorado, we knew we wanted to explore the lovely Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. Nestled at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, this park boast large red rock formations and plenty of fun trails to wander down. This was also Otis’ first official hiking experience and, I have to… Read More


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During the winter and spring we took a break from life on the road and decided to cool our heels in Houston to spend some time with friends and family and enjoy the holidays and the short season of lovely weather that the city never fails to provide. Instead of moving into an RV park,… Read More


While Texas will forever hold a special place in my heart, there are few feelings that surpass the exhilaration of finally hitting that stateline! There was an overwhelming wave of relief yesterday when I (at last!) returned to my primary element of exploration.  And, although the route through west Texas & northeastern New Mexico holds… Read More


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It is difficult to put into words just how much travel means to me. It is an all-encompassing, roiling wave that directs my life. It is the core of all plans, direction and inspiration. But it doesn’t just begin and end with myself. There is a deep-seated conviction inside me that others should experience travel and participate… Read More


One of the main reasons we stayed in Bangor, Maine this past fall was the town’s proximity to Acadia National Park just a short drive away. As a national park junkie, Acadia represents the north-eastern most pilgrimage along a rocky coastline of pointed firs and lighthouses. For me personally, Acadia has stood as an elusive,… Read More


The decision to spend September and October in Maine was an easy one. Visions of autumn leaves and pumpkin patches danced in my head along with dreams of hayrides, corn mazes and apple orchards. Once we arrived in Bangor, Maine and set up the RV and trailer at a place called Pumpkin Patch RV park… Read More


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There is a little place, nestled a few miles off the highway in the coastal region of New Hampshire, that became very dear to us over our summer and fall in New England. From my very first visit to Applecrest Farms in 2013, I was hooked. Years later, I was so pleased to have the… Read More


Signs you might be suffering from extreme wanderlust-ia/travelholism You continually see the shape of states and countries in your food (ex: “Woah, this romaine leaf looks exactly like New Zealand!” Your heart beats a little bit faster anytime you see map paraphernalia (ex: “OMG I have to have this world map laundry bag.) You actually… Read More


In November of 2015, I booked a personal mentoring session with a successful photography company I love. I knew I was facing a monumental shift in life, moving away from Houston, quitting my day job, uprooting my young photography business, so I scheduled the mentoring one year out (October 2016) in Nashville and I planned… Read More


Living in Houston for your entire life, there are many things you are taught you need: a big car, a long commute, a mansion in Katy with tons of furniture to fill it. But all of these material things are not truly necessary for life, save one: the almighty air conditioning. Every good Texan knows that… Read More