Where & Why
On our recent fall California road trip we had the opportunity to witness some of the most scenic vistas in the US along the Pacific Coast Highway in Monterey County. We had done plenty of homework planning (check out more of our planning process here) our route and we found that the Monterey section of the PCH was known to be one of the prettiest, so we didn't want to miss out!
The beauty and awe of experiencing Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks is something that is truly something that should be on everyones bucket list of experiences. From the largest tree in the world to the breathtaking mountain vista views there is really no other place like it on earth.
We recently returned from an amazing road trip adventure through the beautiful state of California. God allowed us another wonderful opportunity to experience some of his handy-work and we are so grateful he did. We honestly didn't expect to enjoy California quite as much as we did, but we are already talking (dreaming) about our future return. We absolutely loved the beautiful weather, diverse landscapes and lively, friendly people! We really couldn't get enough of this place - it has easily climbed the charts as one of our top favorite adventures!
If you ever find yourself in realistic distance of taking a trip to the coastal port city of Wilmington, North Carolina it comes highly recommended by us! We have overlooked this town for a blog post option a few times simply because it feels so close to home. We forget that not everyone can just pick up and go there. However, it's certainly planned trip worthy. It has such a welcoming, local vibe that you often forget you are just visiting. In fact, after awhile it becomes hard to admit you're just visiting. It's certainly one of those places you could stay for awhile.
July 4th is certainly one of those great days of the year! It's filled with the excitement of family, friends, grilling, warm scenery, and of course highly anticipated fireworks displays that every youngster (and let's admit it, adults alike) in America, find themselves marveling at as the day rolls to an end. With so much excitement surrounding the day it sometimes hard to believe that more times than not many of us find ourselves saying "what do you want to do this year?" Here is a list we put together of optional things that you and your loved ones can do to highlight this monumental day in our country's history.
We love to board a plane and take off through the clouds to some foreign or unfamiliar land. But, we especially love to load up the car with our personal belongings, turn on the radio, roll down the windows and hit the open highway! In the future we would love to do this even more!
It allows us to freely pack and accumulate as much stuff as we want, see hidden wonders that we wouldn't necessarily get the opportunity to if we were dependent upon public transportation and travel at our own pace, making last minute decisions, stopping for that sudden picture op and stopping to check out something local if we wish.
This week's capture comes to you from the street of streets in Memphis Tennessee. It is an icon of the blues and of southern nightlife and is well worthy of a spot on any American road trip bucket list. For more about the town and its sites check out the following two posts.
I (Mo) grew up a few miles up the road from the Outer Banks (Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk, Nags Head). Therefore, returning for a long weekend with the family was just like returning to a second home. Growing up my family had an oceanfront cottage in Kill Devil Hills. Many of my memories as a child were located on the sands of the Outer Banks. Building sandcastles, collecting seashells, boogyboarding, Quagmires, the list goes on and on. This aspect of familiarity made returning for this visit even more special!
This week's capture is brought to you from the heart of downtown Detroit, a great American city full of stunning architecture and character.
There are few things that offer a better view and more relaxation than a good oceanside beach scene. This one comes to you from along the Outer Banks of North Carolina on a very cold windy day. Not really the ideal conditions for swimming or sunbathing but it's the kind of day that is perfect for enjoying the raw power and beauty of the Atlantic.
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We have been immensely blessed with many opportunities to see various parts of the world. We live an average, working life in Raleigh, NC but through our many opportunities have developed a passion to see the world. Our goal is to share with other desiring travelers different tips and experiences from around the world as we begin to check them off our bucket list. If anything, we hope to provide a little sense of motivation and adventure to those wishing to embark on their own journey!
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