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THE BEGINNING: Decision of a year (Part 1)

Read Part 2 – “Rationalization is our Favorite” HERE. We often hear stories of people who have suddenly caught adventure fever and cast off their old jobs and thrown away their former lives to take off on some exotic journey without the slightest idea where they are heading for, how long it will take or… Read more »

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SHOW-ME ADVENTURE: Finger Lakes State Park

Before we take off for our year-long National Park tour in August 2015, we thought it’d be fun to share a few of our favorite adventures closer to home. After all, adventure is everywhere. And that includes the great Show-Me state of Missouri. Growing up in the St. Louis area, Cole and I explored many… Read more »

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OUR PUERTO RICO HONEYMOON

Before Cole and I set out on our adventure of a lifetime, I thought it’d be fun to recap some of the adventures we already have under our belts. Because Cole and I both grew up with the adventure mindset, our honeymoon was not a difficult decision. When we were engaged, we knew we wanted… Read more »

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GROWING UP OUTDOORS {ELIZABETH}

As we prepare for our upcoming adventure to visit all National Parks in one year, it is fun to look back on how we got to this point. How did we come to this decision to take a huge plunge into spontaneity and (kind of) irresponsibility and drive around the country for 12 months? Well,… Read more »

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GROWING UP OUTDOORS {COLE}

I’m going to go out on a limb and say not everyone has considered traveling to all 59 National Parks over the course of a year. Well we’re not just considering it, we are doing it. Our adventure might seem like the ramblings of a crazy person to some people, but to us it seems… Read more »

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RESEARCHING FOR A NATIONAL PARKS TRIP

Ah! It’s here! No, not the trip. The planning. To anyone who knows me, this might seem contradictory. I am not a planner. Not really, anyway. I just do. I do love to make lists and write out my plans, but I usually forget them somewhere and end up winging it. I tend to be the bigger planner of… Read more »

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5 AWESOME KANSAS CITY HIKING SPOTS

Before Cole and I depart for our trip in August 2015, we want to document a few things in our everyday lives around here- you know, the ways we stay sane even with demanding careers. One of the best outlets we have found from our jobs is hiking. (Betcha didn’t guess that one!) Hiking is a way… Read more »