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U.S. TRAVEL INSPIRATION

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As mother-daughter travel bloggers, we're covering the U.S. coast to coast.

We'd love to travel the world, but with so much to see and do within the U.S., we haven't yet found the time to leave our own geographic boundaries.

From the crashing waves of the Pacific shore to New England's rocky beaches, to the white sands of the Gulf Coast and everywhere in between, we plan to explore it all some day. Follow along with our travels and gain some inspiration for a nearby adventure of your own.

 

Three Unspoiled Summer Destinations for 2023

Get out and explore these out-of-the-way summer vacation destinations before the world discovers them.

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Visiting New England: Travel Doesn’t Get Much Better

By Kathleen Hesketh | March 23, 2024

New England travel bloggers are a rare breed. We don’t jet of to exotic locations and rhapsodize about far-off places. Instead, we write about a little-known piece of the U.S. that most people don’t really understand. New England States List What state is New England in? It’s one of the most popular Google searches about … Read more

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10 Mind-Blowing Oregon Photography Locations All Photographers Need to Visit

By Ali Patton | March 20, 2024

Oregon is known for its diverse landscapes and beautiful views, making it a great destination for travel photographers. Whether you are looking for a place to take frame worthy landscape shots or gorgeous portraits, these are the Oregon photography locations and the best Oregon scenic locations to visit. Silver Falls State Park- This Travel Photographer’s … Read more

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Oregon Visitors Guide: The 9 Things You Must Know Before Heading to the State

By Kathleen Hesketh | March 18, 2024

Before you embark on an Oregon vacation, it’s important to know that the state covers over 98,000 square miles of terrain but has only two interstate highways. That leaves a lot of back-road winding along coastal waters, through mossy green mountains and across starkly vivid dessert landscapes. It’s the contrasts of Oregon that make it … Read more

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Things to Do at Fort Myers Beach Post Hurricane Ian

By Kathleen Hesketh | March 14, 2024

For U.S. travelers, Fort Myers Beach glistens like a jewel and beckons to all the world. “Come play in the sand and sun,” it says, and so the people do, lining the long causeway bumper to bumper and filling vacation rentals, hotels and condos.  And then came Hurricane Ian in 2022, decimating much of the beloved … Read more

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What to Do on Sanibel Island in 2024 and Beyond

By Kathleen Hesketh | March 12, 2024

NOTE: On September 28, 2022, Sanibel Island was hit by Hurricane Ian, decimating much of the causeway that connects the island to the mainland and causing wide scale destruction. While travel to the island has resumed, restoration efforts are far from complete. You’ll encounter construction efforts underway as well as buildings still in disrepair from … Read more

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Bryce Canyon One Day Itinerary: Epic Views and Stellar Hikes

By Kathleen Hesketh | October 4, 2023

Located in the heart of Southern Utah, Bryce Canyon National Park is a true natural wonder. Known for its unique and stunning landscapes, it’s a place worth staying a few days. However, if you only have one day to explore, we’ve got you covered. From sunrise to sunset, we’ll guide you through a day packed … Read more

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Epic Things to Do in Yellowstone During a Weekend Trip – Complete Guide

By Kathleen Hesketh | March 11, 2023

If you’re wondering how to visit Yellowstone in a weekend, here is our Yellowstone 3-day itinerary. We’ve made this trip more than once, so we’ve gotten it down to a bit of a science. When to Go to Yellowstone if You Only Have a Weekend to Visit Our most recent trip took place on what … Read more

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Three Off-the-Beaten Path Summer Vacation Destinations

By Kathleen Hesketh | January 24, 2023

According to recent research, 95% of Americans plan to travel this year. Over 65% will travel domestically, hitting popular summer destinations within the good old U.S. of A. No matter how you do the math, it adds up to a lot of travelers hitting the top destinations, such as Las Vegas, Orlando and Disney World. … Read more

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Backroads and Beyond: Arizona Travel Destinations and Unique Things to Do

By Kathleen Hesketh | March 13, 2022

Seeking a safe haven from the bitter New England cold, we touched down in Phoenix on a late February night. Truth be told, we were looking for more than sunny skies and moderate temperatures. We were searching for the most unique things to do in Arizona. And while we did venture off the beaten path, … Read more

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Visiting Tampa Bay, 5 Amazing Things to Do Near Tampa

By Kathleen Hesketh | February 13, 2022

When visting Tampa, beaches may beckon sun seekers and wave crashers, but there is more to vacationing in the area than sea and surf. In fact, you’ll find a number of amazing things to do near Tampa. For those looking for some more off-the-beaten path adventures, here are 5 nearby attractions you’ll want to consider … Read more

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Oregon in Summer, a Paradise You Won’t Want to Leave

By Kathleen Hesketh | July 4, 2021

With over 1,100 moderate hiking trails, miles of back country wilderness and opportunities for biking, paddling and rock climbing, just to name a few, there aren’t many other warm weather destinations as friendly to outdoor enthusiasts as Oregon in summer. Add in a host of activities, a penchant for historical fare and a coastline filled … Read more

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Dog Gear Travel Bag Essentials: Protecting Fido from Head to Tail on Your Journey

By Kathleen Hesketh | February 11, 2020

When it comes to traveling, I often go out of my way to find places that welcome my dog, Nemo. That can mean carrying around a hefty dog gear travel bag. Over the years, I’ve collected a wide assortment of gear meant to simplify my excursions and protect my dog from head to tail. Some … Read more

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7 Great Ways to Embark on an Extended Stay

By Contributed Post | October 23, 2023

While many people like to experience as much as they can on a vacation, traveling from place to place like a whirling dervish, there is an advantage to slowing things down and embracing the beauty of an extended stay. Extending your visit by weeks or even months, gives you more time to relax and avoid … Read more

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What Are The Best Natural Attractions In New York State?

By Contributed Post | September 9, 2023

There’s more to New York State than the skyscrapers and the gridlocked streets of NYC. In fact, the state has many natural wonders for those that want a break from the city buzz. Many residents of New York City don’t realize such attractions are on their doorstep. Below are just some of the best natural … Read more

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5 Genius Ways To Make Your Next Camping Trip More Glamorous (Or At Least More Comfortable)

By Contributed Post | August 17, 2023

Sleeping on the rough, damp ground with the cold wind whipping around you and the sound of wild animals in the distance, not your thing? Well, camping just got glamorous, or at the least a little more comfortable. Read on to find equipment that will make your next U.S. camping trip a delight. Image found … Read more

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Travelling Internationally to The USA: 3 Factors to Consider

By Contributed Post | August 8, 2023

America has long been a sought-after destination for international travellers. Filled with varying landscapes, countless things to see and and so many places to go, it’s easy to understand why people travel to the U.S. from destinations abroad.  Despite the appeal, no international traveller should ever just hop on a plane and visit the U.S. … Read more

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Unique Museums Across the United States

By Contributed Post | July 3, 2023

GUEST POST There are many unique museums across the USA. Some are related to US history, while others are quirky, obscure, and fun. From grand sporting history to the pop culture of the past and present, here are some of the most interesting places to add to your next trip. Musical History Museums Musical history … Read more

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Essential Packing Tips When Traveling with a Health Issue

By Contributed Post | June 20, 2023

In theory, packing for a trip should be easy. You need essentials, such as clothing, toiletries, entertainment, a small first aid kit, and other necessities. Sounds simple, right? It is unless you have a special medical issue. In this case, packing requires more thought. To keep your travel time as enjoyable as possible, we’ve got … Read more

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Hit the Open Road and Be Prepared When You Go On An RV Trip

By Contributed Post | June 8, 2023

Traveling across the country in an RV is one of the most exciting ways you can experience the U.S. It’s an adventure every time you hit the road, and it can give you an unrivaled view of the world. Of course, if you want to have a great time, you’ll need to pack well and … Read more

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Home Comforts for the Foreign Traveler Visiting the U.S.

By Contributed Post | May 3, 2023

If you’re looking to travel abroad, there are plenty of excellent spots to hit up in the US. In fact, there is no shortage of experiences to keep you busy, and plenty of US culture, cuisine, and entertainment to delight. However, there’s no denying that time away from your home comforts can leave you with … Read more

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4 Ways to Make Money While Traveling

By Contributed Post | March 17, 2023

Traveling is an incredible experience. Making money while doing it can make it even more thrilling. You are not alone if you are adventurous, want to see the world, or dream of becoming a digital nomad. According to recent data, there are around 15 to 17 million digital nomads in the United States alone. With … Read more

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