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Pilot Mountain, North Carolina

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Pilot Mountain, North Carolina

From Donna: I’m declaring August, “The month everyone looked up.” First off, this weekend is the peak viewing time for the Perseides meteor shower. Planning on hosting friends for a party? Space.com shows you where and when to look. And then there’s the hoopla over the solar eclipse, which is August 21, 2017. Don’t expect […]

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Akaka Falls in Hawaii.

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Akaka Falls in Hawaii.

From Donna: The Bitterroot Valley is currently smoked in from area forest fires, which means that Alan and I are searching for an escape. The U.S. economy is obviously doing well because there are no rooms to be found on the Oregon Coast—a two-day drive from our house. Of course the upcoming solar eclipse is […]

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Wildlife on Top of the World Highway

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Wildlife on Top of the World Highway

From Donna: I have the travel itch. Maybe it’s due to the smoke in the Bitterroot Valley (sorry, no hiking report to give you this week). Or it could be the summer doldrums. Or perhaps it’s because I’ve been busy writing travel articles from previous trips. You can guess where this is going. Our motto: […]

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Miles Canyon in White Horse

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Miles Canyon in White Horse

From Donna: Wildfire season is in full swing in the western U.S, which is one of the reasons that I’m not posting a hiking report this week. There are lots of fires in our corner of Montana. And if you’re visiting national parks like Yosemite, Glacier or Yellowstone, there’s a good chance you’ll experience some […]

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Dawson City, Canada

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Dawson City, Canada

From Donna: What is it about summer that makes us want to get out and go? It’s only a matter of time before Alan and I take a spur-of-the-moment boomer road trip. When we do, we’ll be using Along the Way, one of our favorite road trip apps for discovering scenic attractions, gas stations, even […]

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Mussibgrod Lake in the Big Hole Valley of Montana

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Mussibgrod Lake in the Big Hole Valley of Montana

From Donna: Alan and I stuck to our Montana adventure plans that I mentioned last week. As you can see from the photo of Mussigbrod Lake, we had a very scenic ATV ride in the Big Hole Valley.  And we finally accomplished another hike of the week with this July 4th early morning hike to […]

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innersea-discoveries-cruise-baird-glacier-hike

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From Donna: Our region of Montana has experienced above normal rainfall. If you’re traveling to Glacier National Park soon, pack a raincoat! Curious about the status of Going to the Sun Road? Check snow plowing progress here. It’s still going to be awhile before the road opens to vehicular traffic. In the meantime, marvel at […]

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Grizzly bear at Fish Creek in Hyder, Alaska.

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Grizzly bear at Fish Creek in Hyder, Alaska.

From Donna:  Do you travel in the summer? Alan and I tend to use the season to explore in our own backyard, leaving traffic-congested interstate highways and busy airports to family travelers or those still working who don’t have the luxury of traveling when they choose. Summer is also a great time for catching up […]

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baird glacier

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baird glacier

From Donna: Alan and I are still recuperating from our eastern Oregon road trip. Is there such a thing as road-lag? What did we think of this off-the-beaten-path region in Oregon? We loved it! Alan’s already got the maps out planning a fall sports car road trip. And then there’s the bring the ATV road trip. […]

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Oregon's Crater Lake

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Oregon's Crater Lake

From Nicole: Well,  Alan and Donna certainly aren’t homebodies, that’s for sure! This week, the traveling duo embarked on a road trip adventure through beautiful Oregon. Have you been? Over at the My Itchy Travel Feet page on Facebook, Donna posted the photo above of Crater Lake and my mouth literally dropped open. That’s just […]

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