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Cassiar Highway in northern British Columbia

Driving the Cassiar Highway on an Alaska Highway Road Trip

Cassiar Highway in northern British Columbia

Do you like traveling off-the-beaten-path? If you’re planning an Alaska Highway road trip, don’t miss driving the Cassiar Highway in northern British Columbia for isolation, scenery and an in-the-middle-of-nowhere vibe. The 450 miles of rugged beauty journeys through northern British Columbia from the Skeena River bridge on the Yellowhead Highway to just west of Watson […]

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Photographing camas lilies in Packer Meadow at Lolo Pass, Idaho

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Photographing camas lilies in Packer Meadow at Lolo Pass, Idaho

From Donna: Earlier this week, Alan and I played hooky to photograph the camas lilies in bloom in Packer Meadow at Lolo Pass, Idaho. Each June, the blue blooms fill the meadow, attracting photographers and nature lovers alike. It’s a wonderful opportunity to practice macro photography. This meadow has also seen plenty of history. The Lewis and […]

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Pioneer Mountains Scenic Byway

Summer Road Trip Ideas to Beat the Crowds

Pioneer Mountains Scenic Byway

This article is sponsored by Good Sam Roadside Assistance in conjunction with Blog Meets Brand. Are you looking for summer road trip ideas? Alan and I usually avoid summer road trips unless they’re off-the-beaten-path. We’re not fans of busy, crowded roads or the safety issues they present. Unfortunately, boomers who are still working don’t have […]

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Hiking Kodiak Island on a cruise excursion

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Hiking Kodiak Island on a cruise excursion

From Donna: The weather has been beautiful here in Montana so Alan and I took a time off this week for an early morning hike on Kootenai Creek Trail. Although I’m not an early morning person (Alan is), once I was out on the trail, nature’s love kicked in reminding me of the importance of a walk […]

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ABEO Balboa Sandal

A Sandal That Won’t Hurt Your Feet

ABEO Balboa Sandal

Wouldn’t it be great if someone invented a thong sandal that was comfortable enough to wear all day? Say hello to the ABEO Balboa Sandal. When the folks at ABEO Footwear invited me to try the ABEO Balboa Sandal, I almost said no. Unless I’m at the beach, I seldom wear thong-type sandals because of […]

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Visiting Sitka

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Visiting Sitka

From Donna: Last week, Alan and I spent the last few days of our road trip visiting friends in Denver and Beaver Creek, Colorado. It was the bright spot on a journey that was plagued with issues. And it reminded us about the wonderful relationships that can be made on a trip. We met our Denver friends on last […]

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Alaska travel apps

Top Apps for Alaska Travel

Alaska travel apps

As far as bucket list trips, I personally think that Alaska should be on the top of everyone’s dream destination list. The Last Frontier has it all, incredibly diverse landscape, amazing wildlife, profound culture, and countless opportunities for active travel. However, even if you are accustomed to traveling light and by the seat of your […]

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Big Sheep Byway

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Big Sheep Byway

From Donna: Alan and I are on the last miles of a somewhat challenging road trip. We spent last weekend visiting family in Memphis. While they request that we keep our time with them private, I can tell you about the restaurant scene. Oh my, how delicious! If you’re visiting Memphis, don’t miss meals at The Slider […]

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Pioneer Mountains Scenic Byway

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Pioneer Mountains Scenic Byway

From Donna: After taking care of family issues in Atlanta, Alan and I are back on the road. I’m writing to you from the peacefully, scenic White River Lodge in Blue Eye, Missouri. Although we’re only a few miles away from all the touristy experiences on offer in Branson, Alan and I have chosen to […]

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