Category: North America

From Grand Lake to Estes Park: The Trail Ridge Road

48 miles. Scenic sweeps of the Rockies from every angle. Montane forests to the Subalpine firs to the Alpine Tundra. Elevation reaching 12,000 feet above sea level. Anxiety levels at an all-time high. Teetering on the edge of unadorned steep cliffs, fearing this could be my demise, I ungracefully clamber to the back seats in attempt

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Traveling Slow in Grand Lake, CO

There are all different types of travel: business, family vacation, solo, retreats, visiting relatives, tournaments, fact finding missions, etc. When you know your specific purpose and have a pre-determined plan, it makes the whole trip more enjoyable and relationships more peaceable. When Matt and I were first married, our traveling modus operandi were on completely

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Surry and Williamsburg

After our stay in the Shenandoah, we traveled further south into Virginia, to the ferry in Surry to head across the James River to Williamsburg. Since it was already late in the afternoon, we decided to explore the Colonial Williamsburg Visitor Center and purchase our one-day passes for the following day. FYI: teachers receive a

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Shenandoah National Park

Today we embarked on a portion of the 105 mile Skyline Drive that runs the entire length of Shenandoah National Park. Although, the Byrd Visitor Center was only 3 walking miles from our rental, we decided the drive accompanied by many lookouts and easier access to trailheads would be a much better choice, not only

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All’s Well That Ends Well in the Shenandoah Valley

Hiking: to walk or march a great distance, especially through rural areas, for pleasure, exercise, military training, or the like. Our first full day at the edges of Shenandoah National Park. Three walking miles to the visitor center or an hour drive around the mountains. We opted for the hike up the paved road, to the

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