19,847 Miles | 2017 A Year in Review

A shiny brand new year is upon us, Hello 2018!

This is a wonderful time for reflection and an opportunity for an exercise in gratitude. I found myself thinking, “Wow, the year is over. I didn’t get to travel to all these places I wanted to…” and had to stop myself. Remembering to be grateful for the many, many opportunities that have come my way and all of the miles traveled, I decided to make a list of all the trips I made in 2017. Continue reading “19,847 Miles | 2017 A Year in Review”

My Autumn Road Trip | Part One – North Carolina

55  hours…3,789 miles to drive…let’s do this.

chihuahua looking out at the water in southport north carolina on a road trip
Freddy’s first time at the ocean! Photo Credit: Cassidy Boone

Here is it, part one of my solo road trip across the USA! Leaving our Colorado mountains in the rear view mirror and covering a staggering 1,810 miles (2,913 km) in 26 hours, we reached our first destination: North Carolina.

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My Autumn Road Trip | Planning

calendar planner and road trip schedule
Colorado – North Carolina – Virginia – Colorado

The wanderlust is back, friends. I can feel it constantly calling me to explore. Sometimes the day-to-day feels a little suffocating, that’s when I know it is time to go on an adventure!

At the end of November I am planning a solo Autumn Road Trip to visit family on the East Coast of the US. This post dives into my planning process before heading out on a road trip, I will be sure to share stories and photos as well!

map of the usa showing road trip path is 55 hours to drive 3,789 miles
55 hours to drive 3,789 miles! Bring it on.

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Different by Nature | Weekend Getaway in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Salt Lake City, Utah | DIFFERENT BY NATURE
salt lake city skyline against snowcapped mountains
The Salt Lake City skyline. Photo Credit: Visit Salt Lake

Welcome to Salt Lake City, Utah!  A hub of the Western USA, this city is surrounded by Utah’s outstanding National Parks, a stellar ski area in Park City, and the one and only Great Salt Lake, a natural wonder. Delta Air Lines is currently expanding the SLC Airport, making this an even larger international hub.

This Spring I visited Salt Lake City to visit my mom and was pleasantly surprised by the sheer amount of things to do, variety of people living here, and the beautiful outdoor spaces in the area. Here are 3 of my favorite things to do in the city for a weekend getaway, remember you can always find more on Visit Salt Lake‘s website!

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Blue Skies & Bathtub Lakes | Texas Weekend Getaway

Bryan, TX, USA July 7th – 9th, 2017 | Weekend Getaway

Downtown Bryan, Texas. Photo Credit: Cassidy Boone.
Downtown Bryan, Texas. Photo Credit: Cassidy Boone.

Summertime in Texas… A long-overdue visit to see my best friend brought me to this southern state – without a set schedule for the weekend, we were ready to explore the quaint southern town of Bryan, Texas.

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