Chicago // IL

A new year is upon us and with that comes a time of reflection and a time to look ahead. While I don’t really believe in “new year’s resolutions” I do believe in motivating one’s self to do more of what you like. For me it’s exploring places, near and far. So here’s to the continued adventure of exploring and documenting where I go (where you go).

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Punta Cabras // Mexico

This one time we drove 4 hours south of San Diego to visit the parents’ of some dear friends. Of course there were stops along the way to either check out a vista or try some good food. Unspoiled coastline greeted us at our destination, and we witnessed a small taste of what it’s like to “live off the grid.” What we ended up carrying with us, from that weekend road trip, was inspiration to take risks and to keep exploring the world together. A month later we packed up our things and took a 6 week road trip out to Michigan – a new place to call “home.” We’ve only been here for about 3 months, but we are happy to have taken that chance. Everyone keeps telling us that “winter is coming”… well, maybe not Game of Thrones bad. Our days have been sunnier than usual around this time of year, but really, winter is coming. So for now we will relish these summer Baja California, Mexico photos and begin to make plans to explore more warmer places.

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The Bourbon Trail // KY

Alas! The last stop on our road trip – beautiful and historic Kentucky. The “Bourbon Trail” to be exact. It’s where Jason wished to end up on his birthday, when planning out our trip, and I’m so happy that we could make that come true for him! We had a chance to unwind from the Subaru-living/camp life and stay in a beautiful 100 year old plantation home (air b&b). People were very friendly and extended some of that Southern Hospitality our way. The food was pretty delicious, and our surroundings were something to marvel over. Just long green lawns for days, spotted with beautiful horses. And the bourbon… oh the glorious bourbon.

We already miss road-tripping across the states. Our country is pretty awesome – so much to see and explore. This road trip just put an even bigger itch in us to go out and explore more of this world.

In the mean time, our hearts are full from everyone who followed us on all of our “adventuring”. But more so, we are humbled and grateful for all of the support for us taking a risk and making a huge move. We can only hope for new and exciting things to come, and will definitely be posting photos of our new home, and the adventures that come with exploring Michigan and the places beyond.

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Idaho + Montana

After tromping around the city, it was nice to head into some of the most majestic nature we have ever encountered. Idaho and Montana took our breath away. There aren’t many photos as we were just passing through and camping, but it’s a small taste of what we got to see. The grandeur of mountains splattered with more trees than the eye can make out, everywhere a river, a stream, some form of water,  the wild, rugged beauty of a place that seems unchanged. There is a happy simplicity in waking up with the sun, to greet the day in complete awe of your surroundings…. it’s a mix of feelings utterly overwhelming, but deeply affecting.

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