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Mixing business with adventure in Eastern Uganda

** This post is a bit different from our usual content, but I wanted to share this amazing visit I just had to Uganda. Now that we’re not traveling 24/7 and returned to “normal life” in St. Louis, it’s more important than ever for us to realize adventure (and the lessons it offers) comes in… Read more »

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17 Experiences to Have in 2017

For awhile now, Cole and I have been dabbling in the experientialist lifestyle. I read a book during our trip that completely shifted my thinking about the stuff in our lives, and ever since have been singing to the tune of simplify, minimize, and focus on experiences.  We’re not doing a perfect job, by any means…. Read more »

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Year of Disarray

It’s January 24th… perfect day to start thinking about New Year’s resolutions, right? Cole has never really been into setting resolutions for the new year, but I love the cyclical nature of starting fresh each January. I know that change can obviously happen throughout the rest of the year, but I do love using this… Read more »

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So, what do you do?

These days, it only takes five little words to make me straight-up panic. “So, what do you do?” I did not notice how often people ask this well-intended question two years ago when I had a simpler answer: “I’m a sixth grade teacher.” A teacher, respectable. A sixth grade teacher, easy conversation starter. Without saying much more,… Read more »

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How We Pack for a Day of Hiking: The 10 Essentials

*Elizabeth wrote this post months ago and we’ve never had a chance to finish and publish it until now. But don’t worry, these essentials are timeless! Cole and I are by no means expert hikers. Let’s just start there. We are constantly learning, trying new things, and making mistakes when it comes to packing for a… Read more »

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GIVEAWAY: Hammock Camping Made Easy with Serac

My family’s hobby is Lewis and Clark reenactments. Ok, maybe it’s a little strange, but eating around an open fire and camping in a canvas tent was one of the ways I grew up loving the outdoors. As I thought about this post, I realized the ancient tradition of tent camping has been around for… Read more »

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Happy Anniversary to my forever travel partner!

Elizabeth, I hope you’re not too embarrassed when you see this post 😉   Today is our anniversary! Elizabeth and I have been married three wonderful and interesting years. But after this last year of constant travel, it feels more like we’ve been married for thirty!   We’ve swapped countless driving shifts to cover over… Read more »

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GLUTTONY DONE RIGHT: 12 Steps to a Better Buffet

A while ago I wrote a post that partly discussed our belief in the Paleo eating style as part of a healthy, balanced diet… (I just had cereal commercial flashbacks). Well, we can believe it all we want, but we’ve found eating while traveling full-time is often a beggars can’t be choosers (or more like… Read more »

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CAPTURING THE PARKS: Our Photography Philosophy

Don’t miss our recent post on the Instagram Illusion and trend of over-curated travel photography.   Whenever we get compliments about our National Park pictures, it catches me by surprise. It’s flattering. I love to hear it. Photographing and documenting is definitely a huge part of our trip and the best way we can communicate… Read more »

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GETTING ON THE PRICE IS RIGHT: The most dramatic day of my life (Part II)

WAIT! First read PART I and then check out our TPIR episode from 5/13 online for the next 5 days for free on CBS.com or afterwards with CBS Access. I guarantee you’ll be entertained! Also, they confiscate your phones during the taping. All pictures are screenshots of somewhat variable quality (the wifi in Kalispell, Montana where we streamed… Read more »